You can't be afraid of getting old. Old is good, if you're gathering in life. Our band is good at understanding that equation.
I was looking for some way to put my music to some service on a nightly basis. You go into a town, you play a little music, you leave something behind. That idea connected us to the local community. It was a very simple idea, but it really resonated with me.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the main you want to be.
I was the only person I'd ever met who had a record contract. None of the E Street Band, as far as I know, had been on an airplane until Columbia sent us to Los Angeles.