It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on.
Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
My father loved people, children and pets.
I make records with an open mind, I always have.
No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
Now I know what it's like to be a rock star. No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once. But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.
Today's recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago.
I am flying back to New York as I write this. I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.
The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me. They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play.
But some great records are are being made with today's technology and there are still great artists among us. Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology, they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic.
When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.
Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
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