My teaching began in 1936 at Iowa State College where T. W. Schultz was the department chairman.
Originating with such figures as T. H. Huxley, who sought to bring Darwin's ideas to the masses, the popular science genre moved on to entertaining landmarks like Edwin Abbott Abbott's 'Flatland,' then accelerated into the twentieth century with inestimable work from such luminaries as George Gamow, Isaac Asimov, Martin Gardner, and Carl Sagan.
Small Faces were really a soul band as far as we were concerned. That's what we listened to; that's what we played, you know? We were pretty much based on Booker T. and the M.G.'s.
I could not see myself going back into the studio without Tommy Dowd, our beloved producer who passed away in 2002. Then in 2009, Michael Lehman, my manager, really pushed me to meet with T Bone Burnett. I ended up meeting with T Bone in Memphis, and we hit it off right away; I knew he was a guy I could work with.