The drummer in my first band was killed in Vietnam. He kind of signed up and joined the marines. Bart Hanes was his name. He was one of those guys that was jokin' all the time, always playin' the clown.
I grew up with a very big extended family, with a lot of aunts. We had about five or six houses on one street.
But the star thing I can live with. The music I can't live without. And that's how it lays out for me, you know. I got as big an ego and enjoy the attention.
But I think that your entire life is a process of sorting out some of those early messages that you got.
James H. Douglas, Jr.