To me, rock & roll is like a musical Rosetta Stone.
It has co-opted everything in its path, blurring the distinction between genres and cultures.
There are fewer degrees of separation between musical artists than Hollywood actors and Kevin Bacon.
Because I like so much different music and want to play it ALL, I have always relied on other musicians to filter it, molding it into whatever style we were going to perform together.
Also, other musicians may be more skilled at performing different styles than I am.
Frank Zappa set such a high standard for people to join his band that he, himself, admitted that he couldn’t pass the audition.
I never had such a luxury.
I just had to work with whoever would work with me and try to make the most of their talents.
Writing music by myself, I have more freedom to work without having that…
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