Monday, January 12, 2004

Bonnie Raitt Says "Never say die"

From The Australian on Bonnie Raitt's upcoming tour of Australia in an interview with Mike Safe:

"Blues and roots champion Bonnie Raitt finishes a long discourse on being true to herself, to her long-time fans and to her craft. Then she pauses and adds: "I don't have the luxury of being a jerk."

Raitt talks about Neil Young - another survivor, often against the odds and, like her, on his terms.

'It plants a seed about ferocity and passion. It's not about chops (technique) with Neil, even though he's a great guitar player. The guy just inhabits the damn music. It doesn't matter if he looks like Ebenezer Scrooge, the truth is he still kicks arse. When some 12-year-old kid sees that, he's going to remember and one day he's going to play like Neil Young, not like some wuss.' "

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