Cowardly Withdrawals

“I rambled all the time. I was just like that, like a rollin’ stone…”

—   Muddy Waters

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”

—   Marvin Gaye, April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984

“We both loved that melancholy, high-lonesome shit. We were always looking for the next heart-tugger, looking to pull that extra heartstring.”

—   Keith Richards talking to Rolling Stone Magazine about his close friend Gram Parsons, who died 40-years ago.
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known as Muddy Waters. 

“We were in Mississippi. We’d been playing this music, and it had all been very respectful, but then we were actually there sniffing it. You want to be a blues player, the next minute you fucking well are and you’re stuck right amongst them, and there’s Muddy Waters standing next to you. It happens so fast you really can’t register all of the impressions that are coming at you… It’s one thing to play a Muddy Waters song. It’s another thing to play with him.”

—   Keith Richards on Muddy Waters and the Blues in his autobiography, Life. 

“I admit I’m a fool for you, because your mine, I walk the line.”

—   Johnny Cash. 

“The beast in me is caged by frail and fragile bars.”

—   Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash: February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003

Johnny Cash: February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003

George Harrison 25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001

George Harrison 25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001