There’s so much brilliant stuff in this Aretha Sills piece on Townes van Zandt, who I liked when I first heard him and who I like more and more the older I get. I fully expect him to be the one singing when I die. And he said this:
There?s so many good young people and old people, I can?t listen to it all. I end up listening to Muddy Waters and Mozart, Muddy Waters and Mozart. Hank Williams every so often, and Lightnin? Hopkins. I mean, I listen quite a bit, but mostly I?m playing. Traveling and playing. And when I?m in a car, somebody gives you a tape, you listen to it. That?s one of the best places, but eventually it comes down to the hum of the wheels.