Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

Don’t Look Back

February 1, 2023

I never look back.  To me yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift.  I live my life in the now.  As Yogi Berra said “nostalgia just isn’t what it used to be!”.

KRC contributor and my best man Robin reassured me I was not alone by sending me a segment of a New Yorker interview with John Cale.

. . . your musical background — the classical training, the time in the avant-garde world — is more varied than that of many rock musicians. Has that allowed you to have a more interesting late career than most artists?

It’s possible. Yeah, I think that’s right. It has a lot to do with my background. If diversity is your thing, and you’ve gotta spread your wings, and you can’t sit down, all of that will help.

Is there a chapter of your career that you look back on with particular pride at this point?

I don’t really look back. I sit down at the keyboard or the computer and let go.

You’re focussed on the work ahead?

Always. ♦


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