"Our Father, who art in Cribari, hallowed be thy glass. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in the lounges. Give us this day our daily splash, and forgive us our hangovers as we forgive those who continue to hangover against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil...and somebody give us all a ride home."
The live recording of "The Piano Has Been Drinking", "Bounced Checks" (1981).
"Disneyland is Vegas for children."
Playboy 20 Questions, March 1988.
(When asked for advice for younger musicians) "Break windows, smoke cigars, and stay up late. Tell 'em to do that, they'll find a little pot of gold."
Musician magazine, October 1987.
The dog won't bite if you beat Him with a bone
"Lowside of the Road", Mule Variations (1999).
"She's been married so many times she's got rice marks all over her face"
Nighthawks at the Diner (1975).
I collaborate with my wife on the songs, and every aspect of it, really— composing, and arranging, and recording, all that business. We have a rhythm and a way of working it. It's kind of like borrowing the same ten bucks from somebody over and over again. But when you live together, it makes it a lot easier, the pay back.