I used to not stutter any. Oh, I did when I was a kid, I stuttered, I had a bad stutter until I was probably between the second and third grade and a guy got rid of it for me.
So I became a producer because I knew one of the reasons was they didn't do them the way I thought was right.
Sweden was very nice. I did a lot of television. I wrote, directed and was in a lot of television there.
When we did that kind of stuff our only rule was... Well, we didn't have any rules, really, but my rule, because I was the drinker of the group, was not at any time of the day before the night we're working.
You see I have to be in the clinic every Thursday and it's in Phoenix so I have to fly down or drive down. It has to be every Thursday for this damn stuff they're giving me.
There's nothing worse, I guess, than being black in an all-white church or being southern and being a liberal.
I always liked circuses, so I would have enjoyed that.
I just did one movie and there was no career for me, anyway.
I tell ya, I could have got some more jobs if I'd tried, but I went to Sweden instead.
Oh no, I'm not a historian or anything like that.
So anyway, I really enjoyed the European audiences.
The movie wasn't a hit, although it did well in Europe for some reason.
I think for writers who write that kind of stuff, they want to make changes. Look at Kris Kristofferson and Dylan. I mean, whole generations come along liking that stuff and that's great.
If it was Europe, I just picked a country that I hadn't been to, but I didn't try to check up on what was going on in the country or anything like that. I just went and had a good time and met a lot of very nice people who are still my friends.
Nobody heard records of you playing whatever the melody was on those low strings. It worked out good, you know, about 25 or 26 million records later. I guess it worked out alright.
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