The energy of the crowd is insane. Twenty thousand people. It’s the biggest jolt of adrenaline. It’s very hard to explain. You know the old story about the woman lifting the car off her kid? It’s in that realm. You can actually hurt yourself and not know it.
I basically left Texas with no money. I was making $3.50 working in some mall so I didn’t have a lot of cash. I took $1000 and headed to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas because I had always wanted to see Caesar’s Palace. So I stopped there and won $2500 on a slot machine! It was amazing.
It’s so amazing standing on the corner -this happened in Washington D.C. – and somebody comes by in a Cadillac and you hear ‘Manic Monday’ on the radio and you don’t even know this person and they’re listening to it and singing along with it. Wow! Blows your mind.
By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire are procured by labour and they may be multiplied not in one country alone but in many almost without any assignable limit if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them.
And you know my dad would show me some things sometimes but the best things that I got to do were to actually see really good players play up close. That gives you an idea of fingering and technique and what not.
As a kid I always loved serialized books. It’s the reason why people love ‘Harry Potter.’ Serialization is amazing. It works in television. It works in film and it works in books. Especially when you’re a young kid you get attached to these characters.