Before the Berlin Wall came down, we played behind the Iron Curtain and sang, 'Born in the U.S.A.,' and I thought, 'We're all going to die. The man is going to get us all killed.' But then you saw all these kids with the American flag and German flags together and singing the song, and it was, wow, like 'We Shall Overcome.'
I take my job as a rock and roll sax player very seriously. To do it the way that I must do it, I must be in good condition. The better shape you're in, the harder you can rock.
We had to play both ways on the field, so I was offensive center and defensive end.
When you learn a Bruce Springsteen song, it's like learning to ride a bike. You don't forget it.
When you go backstage at a Bruce Springsteen show, you don't see a circus.
More than 50 percent of kids who play an instrument go on to college, yet music education programs at the inner city public schools who need them most continue to be hit hard with budget cuts.
In the mental calmness of a spiritual life, I have found that the answers to the whys in our lives are able to come to you. In my music I find the same thing.
I've been thinking about a cookbook. I've been making notes and promising myself I'll do it some day. I have an idea for a cookbook and music together.
It's a crazy world, so I meditate for 20 minutes. I also meditate for 20 minutes before a concert.
Going through all of this physical stuff, it's been a tough job. But I've loved every second of my life.
Small clubs aren't as lucrative, but spiritually, they're my favorite places to play. It's a homey kind of thing. I refer to it as the Church of What's Happening Now.
When you die, we go back to the white energy of all the white energy: white heat that's flung against the sky and becomes a star.
Money is a hazard.
The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That's where the music lives. That's where my music comes from.
I have faith in the judicial system.
It's love. It's two men - two strong, very virile men - finding that space in life where they can let go enough of their masculinity to feel the passion of love and respect and trust. Friendships are based on those things, and you seal it with a kiss.
I'm a mellow fellow. Nothing much bothers me.
I hung out in the Baltimore area a lot. My biggest memory was playing football against Morgan. That was, like, 'Forget about it,' that was a really big thing. They used to kick our butts all the time.
Being involved in the well-being and advancement of one's own community is a most natural thing to do.
It used to take a day to get over the partying. But I don't party anymore. I don't miss it, either.