“I have all my own teeth, but I’m not proud of it”. Hugh Garrety

“The only truth is music.” Jack Kerouac

‘Without music, life would be a mistake”.  Friedrich Nietzsche

“[…]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” Jack Kerouac, On the Road

“Only at dawn should a man awake from excess – at dawn agleam with red and sorrowful resolve.” Patrick Hamilton, Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky

“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.” Elvis Presley

“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives… and to the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.” Hunter S Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

“I just passed my identification crisis and came back to country music” Gram Parsons

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” Hunter S Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

“When there are dogs and music, people have a good time”. Emmylou Harris

“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was – I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.” Jack Kerouac, On the Road

“To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.” Elvis Presley

“Music, not sex, got me aroused” Marvin Gaye

“dream long enough and dream hard enough
you will come to know
dreaming can make it so…” William S. Burroughs, My Education: A Book of Dreams

“I don’t ever worry about whether I’m being true to my country roots. My country roots were adopted. I never worry about what I can do and what I should do. I just do what I want to do”. Emmylou Harris

“You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you’ve got to make them think that you’re one of them sitting out there with them too. They’ve got to be able to relate to what you’re doing”. Johnny Cash