I live out of cans a lot. But I try to indulge only in healthy canned food.— Dwight Yoakam
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In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.
It's meant to reaffirm the validity of that music - clean, minimalist, honest, classic music.
Control success before it controls you.
In the dark morning silence, I placed a gun to her head. She wore red dresses, but now she lay dead.
Buddy , you might think that I've lost my mind. But mister, I'd pay twice to do it one more time.
'm really proud of it. To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the pecking order of the pack, as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.
But that is a valid, continuing service that that music - which is, in some cases, 80 or 90 years old - is rendering. And proving its own timelessness.
At the end of the film Val suggests there may be a way to rejoin the living, when he says, 'Let's see if we're able to live among the living, walk among the living.'
I'm a thousand miles from nowhere, time don't matter to me.
I'm a thousand miles from nowhere and there's not place that I want to be.
We started shooting, and then Jodie found out she was pregnant.
Forest broke it to me - he'd gone to work and heard it on the radio! It seemed like the movie was doomed. But, like these characters, there was a disregard for all the signs along the way.
I can't escape being born in Pike County, Kentucky, grandson of a miner, Luther Tibbs, and his wife, Earlene, and traveling as a child up and down Route 23 between Kentucky and Columbus, Ohio, where I was raised, experiencing life via working-class people. Nor do I want to escape.
Quality is timeless: It will clearly define itself.
My music is very personal. I've created it in solitude. I face a white wall and beller. I like that sound - the expression of loneliness. That's what it's all about.
No compression or as little as possible - that's how you get a good recording.
To me, the hook of the riff is what makes a great guitar recording.
It's the backbone of the whole song. When you have a strong riff, it's the rocket fuel for the track.
My guitars, Cadillacs, and hillbilly music Is the only thing that keeps me hanging on.
Film acting has been a very pure experience, because you have to give the purest form of yourself as an artist.
[My grandfather -a miner] had black lung, and he didn't talk about it much.
It's almost like a combat veteran. But he witnessed some horrific things.
I was very fortunate in having David Fincher, the director come to me.
Now I've seen the finished product, I feel that every bit of the nine months we spent on the film was worth it.
I don't really drink, but I've been around a lot of drinking and, at 18, when you start playing in bars, you start to witness the good, the bad and the ugly of alcohol as a source of escape. I wrote about it because I witnessed its use as a means of medicating - a lot of people using it to medicate themselves from hurt.
My parents were not affluent people and were not - didn't come from the extremities of education. My mother had a high school diploma. I often think I so wish she'd come out of the hills in Appalachia and been able to go on to college. I think she would have made a wonderful teacher.
Musicians exist independent of any of the marketing terms or the categorization.
In retrospect I wrote things about my life and my family's existence, I realized that it was a frighteningly harsh way to make a living. And I used to say that they were slowly dying trying to make a living.
I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice I hear falling on my ear the son of God discloses. And he walks with me, and he talks with me. And he tells me I am his own, and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.
I hope that books don't go the way of albums and CD, large format albums, and physical product.
Another lesson about a naive fool who came to Babylon, and found out that the pie don't taste so sweet.
I quit eating red meat a long time ago.
I'm a vegetarian, but not by a moral issue or any kind of stand. I still eat dairy. And I quit eating sugar about the same time I quit eating red meat, but I eat fruit.
I guess I stayed with the faith. I mean, organized religion is not something that I've maintained a direct connection to in my life, but the spirituality of it has had an indelible impact on my life and remains with me.
As an artist, you have to maintain focus and eliminate the distraction of second-guessing yourself based on the opinions of others.
The actual work of recording a record or making a film just requires that you consciously block the time out to do that and nothing else. That's what I do.
The future has a lot to do with the past.
Those songs [from church], I think, shaped to some degree how I would evolve as a writer, pentameter of songs, the melodies of those kind of hillbilly hymns - I used to refer to them - because they were not Southern gospel as much as they were passed down from Scottish Welsh Protestant hymnals.
I always knew about as a kid, knew that that particular injury at [my grandfather's] finger had been caused in that disaster that killed his brother-in-law, my grandmother's brother. And he never talked about his own brother's death to me. My mother told me about that and told me about the impact on her family. And that's part of what you hear in the first verse of "Miner's Prayer."
The congregation that I was raised in was one that sang and a non-instrumental fashion. It was all a cappella singing, and so that had a major influence on me.
It's more in retrospect as I've thought about it over the years and look back at what I wrote, how I wrote things - like there's a song that Ralph Stanley later recorded with me that he had guested on my record what was called "Travelers Lantern" that I wrote as basically, you know, a hymn.
Only beginning to present itself over the horizon.
We share something in common with the fabric of the whole universe that connects us.
I tried to pay some small tribute to A Man and a Woman (1966) with the recurring musical theme.
It became a metaphor for the lives of the people in this film and for the Old West, for the abandonment that occurred in the early part of the 20th century.
It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album.
As a writer, I always tend to take the liberty and the great artistic luxury of a composite form of writing.
I was raised in the Church of Christ, which was a very abstinent faith.
And I just didn't [drink] - there was never anything that I found seductive enough, I guess, to have a romance with it.
They both sang. My grandmother had a very haunted mountain voice and would sing hymns. My grandpa would sing but in a very, very subdued way.
Ironically, the success I've experienced at country radio has left me ostracized from pop and other formats of radio.
I needed to get into a nightclub and stand up and present the material that way.
I needed to present it live.
I listen to hundreds of those hymns sung repeatedly over the years of my life.
And I know that they probably influenced a rhyme scheme maybe to certain extent. They influenced the pentameter of placement of words, etc. And it's not something that's a conscious thing that occurred.
I am probably the last of a generation able to gain an education in country music by osmosis, by sitting in a '64 Ford banging the buttons on the radio.
However you arrive at the ability to ignore self-doubt - if you can acquire it or possess it or find it or discover it - move beyond self-doubt.
When the whistle blows each morning and I walk down in that cold, dark mine, say a prayer to my dear savior. Please let me see the sunshine one more time. When oh when will it be over? When will I lay these burdens down? And when I die, dear lord in heaven, please take my soul from 'neath that cold, dark ground.