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I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
 

I've got holes in my guitar.
 

Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is.
 

My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
 

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge.
 

My son now is 22 months old, he's been playing since he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums. He's been with us since he was 10 weeks old, he's been on the drums. He's got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk.
 

My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
 

People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.
 

Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last.
 

The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.
 

There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.
 

When I start playing I'm just a rollercoaster of sound. I don't know what's coming next, I never do, and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards.
 

You can't eat fish. It's 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world, not counting radiation.
 

You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way.
 

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert.
 


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