Trained? What are you, a seal? People love what you do. Anyone could sound like Beethoven or Joe Pan or them other guys you said. But your music, what you do, only you can do that.[Don Shirley: A mistake? Performing the music I trained my entire life to play?]
The Lord gave us music to bring people together. We’re like a family, and family is the most important thing of all.
You never quit on your music. No matter what happens. Because anytime something bad happens to you, it’s the one place you can escape to and just let it go.
What is the effect? What is it actually doing to me? Good music can be as ornate as a cathedral or bare as a potting shed so long as it allows you to answer both those questions.