Do you know, it's funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.
Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
I've had threats.
This is like one thing that I've tried to do, and I think successfully, that when you realize that nothing really belongs to you, you begin to appreciate having an understanding of just where your head is at, and you feel so much better.
You know, I have seven children, so I guess I know some things about life.
I can't say that I'm always writing in my head but I do spend a lot of time in my head writing or coming up with ideas. And what I do usually is write the music and melody and then, you know, maybe the basic idea. But when I feel that I don't have a song or just say, God, please give me another song. And I just am quiet and it happens.