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Has everyone forgotten that jazz — exalted American treasure, timeless, majestic art and all that blah blah — is supposed to be fun?
Forrester was the pianist and, along with Phillip Johnston, co-founder of the late, lamented Microscopic Septet, a cadre of rakish wise guys who played big-band music with cool finesse and antic daring. In a less confused, more generous world they might have been superstars. There's gonna be -- this is gonna be the next music industry center. Even at 19 years old, I knew that that wasn't true. Austin's too -- the weather's too good, the girls are too pretty, and the ducks too cheap.
And you can't get anything done in a place like that. So, I came to Nashville. It's an old song. It was written during the period when I was getting up and going to the office and writing songs every day.
And I wrote what I thought were a lot of really commercial songs, and they told me that they were too country. So none of them ever got recorded until this one did last year. It's always been one of my favorite songs I've ever written.
The songs that survive to make it on the Train A Comin' were the older songs of mine that I seemed to always dust off when I went out and did a solo acoustic tour.
That was the main criteria. If she tells you she don't need a man She's had all the comfort she can stand You'd best believe every word she says But don't give up, 'cause sometimes she forgets. Now, you've said you first did heroin when you were How did you do it? How did you get it? It's miles from the border, so there was a constant supply of real strong, real cheap brown heroin. And then the Vietnam War going on. So there was lots of dope and it was very, very cheap.
Dope was cheaper than alcohol in the city I grew up in, much cheaper. EARLE: It's -- a lot of people -- people at school; my uncle and -- who also gave me my first guitar, so that was sort of a mixed deal. My music always seemed to intervene enough. Like, I moved to Nashville, and the heroin -- the heroin up here sucked. So, I sort of stopped doing it. And it was -- until I got to where I could afford it and started traveling around to other cities where there was a better -- there were better drugs.
And I slowly drifted back into doing it again. When I stopped doing heroin, I started -- I mean, I replaced it with other drugs. But it -- my parents, they were aware. It became an issue in -- around the house a few times. But you know, I was pretty good. I was an addict. Addicts are good at getting over, and, you know, I managed to convince the psychiatrist I was sent to that I was cured, and he pronounced me cured.
Then -- and that was the end of it as far as my family was concerned. Or do you think that they knew? I was nowhere near as good as hiding it as I should have been, in retrospect. I was sort of -- I think I thought I was invisible, and that got worse as my habit became worse.
I think as long as I was performing, as I was making shows -- which I did to the very, very last. As long as I was making shows and making records, there were people that just sort of turned their back on it.
It made them uncomfortable, but they turned their back on it. There were other people that I think actually thought it was kind of cool, as long as it wasn't them. And you know, and I probably fed off that to a certain extent. It's just one of those deals. It's not that -- it's really -- your tendency when you're in active addiction is to think that you're special. The way I look at -- looking back at it now, I was doing the same thing that all addicts do -- it's just -- it's called "permission to use.
And I didn't need a reason to take drugs. I always -- I could always tell you one if you asked me, but I didn't really need a reason, because being an addict was reason enough. Were you able to write? Was there music in your head? I mean, had music remained a part of your world? Jazz Casual: Charles and Cannonball. Cannonball Adderley. Jazz Casual: Big Bands. Jazz Casual: A Pair of Singers. Jazz Casual [Koch]. Dizzy Gillespie. Jazz Casual. Digital Producer. A Treasury of Golden Christmas Songs.
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