Don’t Look Back
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?