You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don't sit around and sing it anymore unless you're performing. That's kind of sad.
When I was younger, I had big visions of changing the world.
When I used to play nightclubs, you had to play Top 40 or favorite oldies that maybe people could relate to.
Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns.
The pressures, I don't really like to think about the pressures, I like to solve them, you know what I mean. I could sit here and complain about pressures but nobody wants to hear about pressures.
The Band is sounding real good. We've been doing some dates together and they've been going well.
Paul Butterfield and I had a band together at one point.
My first payback to society in life, was The Dolphin Project.
It's hard for me to sit around and discuss what I do - I'm used to hearing other people talk about what I do - It makes me very uncomfortable.
I started working with Bob in 1965. We did go through a lot of changes from 65 to 74, a lot of changes. By 1974, everything had straightened itself out.
I saw Ronnie Hawkins play near my hometown, Port Dover, Ontario, and I saw him play there on New Year's Eve and the following spring I booked myself to be his opening act on maybe five shows, and he hired me after the first night.
I like a lot of bass players. I like a lot of tuba players too.
I grew up not far from where Motown was founded, maybe 300 miles from Detroit and I've always liked - I used to like the way they made records. I still do, I just haven't had a chance to hear as much. They used to entertain me.
I am using soybean based ink, which is recyclable.
Getting older, I realize I've had a very fortunate life. I've had a budget that's allowed me to do just about any silly little thing the mind could conjure up, and I'm still alive and here.
Also a portion of my sales go directly to Greenpeace.
After convincing myself that was maybe you should at least help out your neighborhood, I really started to think about it later on in life.
I love to play a stage is a safe place for me to be. It's not that way for most folks, but I'd be lost without it.
The Band was always famous for its retirements we'd go and play and get a little petty cash together, and then not see each other till it was time to fill our pockets up again.
Just this last year, I made the statement by hooking up with Greenpeace. By not only contributing money, but by contributing more my time.
As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel.
When CD technology first came out, it was just so much waste.
You have to remember the band played from 1960 to 1965, every night. You get into a rut playing nightclubs every night, and you didn't want to run it into the ground.
Bob wrote the song during The Basement Tapes time period we put it on Music From Big Pink. Richard did a great job singing it in falsetto.
I'm here in the mountains, in the foothills of the Catskills.