There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.
If it's what you do and you can do it, then you do it.
The future is keeping you out of the present time.
Hearing the blues changed my life.
I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that you never sang a song the same way twice.
You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works.
Singing is my profession - there is no plan B.
What you see is what you get.
Every performance is different. That's the beauty of it.
In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing.
I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all, although I've felt like howling at the moon a lot of times!
My thinking musically has always been more advanced - it is difficult to get it down onto paper sometimes, even now.
I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity.
Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
When I started you were more in touch with the people you were playing to. There wasn't the distance or the separation that there is now.
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