I'm trying to get the record that I made at my birthday party last year, trying to get that out, and the lawyers are diddling around with it and it probably won't be out until next year. I don't know.
I need to get up and walk around and keep my knees from getting bad, which is what's happening.
There are a million good tunes.
My hands look terrible but I can do anything I want to do, so, you know, I just think I'm playing all around with more good taste and not dashing up and down the piano.
That's something Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: If you're not feeling right about what you're doing and you play a minor tune it all comes back, falls into place. I don't know if that's true, but I do it.
I love to play in the different keys like B or F sharp, or keys that most people don't play in, because they have a better resonance or something. I'm really not fond of F and C. I just stay away from those if I can.
I have a West Coast rhythm section and a New York rhythm section. I've got them spread out all over the place.
So I have a friend who works for me once a week. She's got e-mail, so anybody that must send an e-mail, they send it to her and she faxes it to me. Sounds like a long way of doing things, but it works for me.
I'm not too fond of changing things into waltzes, but sometimes that works.
Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs.
So if I think of something in my head I don't have to do it. If I can't do I don't do it, I do something else.
Well it's because the record companies are pumping away with their commercial stuff. I think it's a shame.
Although I do feel that with a show like ours we ourselves are getting a lot more young listeners at concerts.
As long as I can still be on my own and do my own thing and be working full time, it's great.
Boy, I'm just quietly doing my thing, and I hope they'll look around and get my record out.
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