Copyright 2017 James Hooker
A famous producer introduces himself: "Hi kid, I'm the greatest thing since God". I believed him because producers, in their own way, are gods. they sense an idiot when said idiot is in full idiot mode. "I'll make you a star", says he, and I just knew he would because he said so. After all, He's God; a god in a business that never has, and never will, give two shits.
Memphis was a city full of beautiful women who would latch onto you in the certainty that you would 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 tell you.
But, the music in Memphis then was world class, weapons grade good! And I was good at what I did. Kinda lucky too.
"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"