Copyright 2017 James Hooker
A famous producer introduces himself: "Hi kid, I'm the greatest being since God". You believe him because producers, in their own way, are gods - they sense an idiot in full idiot mode. "I'll make you a star", he says, and you just know he will because he says he will. After all, He's God; a god in a business that doesn't give a shit.
Memphis is a city full of beautiful women who latch onto you with the certainty you'll rise to the top of your profession and take them with you. You're full throttle, hole in the head mode now - you believe every fucking word they say.
"Idiot mode". But, the music in Memphis is world class, weapons grade good, and you're good at what you do. You're fucked.
"Life's a bitch, and then you gotta die
Screamin' and kickin' from the womb they drag you
And never say why
Throw you out on a cold dark road
No signpost in site
But you're a clever boy
You're a Renaissance Man"