I was the original guy that started that group, Bobby Taylor was, I started off with a group called The Shades we were in Calgary.
Any excuse to live in New York and do art. Has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.
No. Maceo played sax, didn`t he, well they used to sit in.
Maybe once in a while, you know, after a hard day of shooting or something like that, I`d kick back.
I know, because I tried all sorts of ways of being in character, and the best way is to be totally straight.
Just recently up in Utah, some guy got 55 years for selling an ounce of pot to an undercover agent.
We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded at a radio station on the stairway, and we did a record and it got put out.
I was about sixteen when I discovered that music could get you laid, so I got into music boy, didn`t matter what you looked like either, you could be a geeky looking guy but if you played music, whoa, you`d get the girls.
Ya, we had a number one record, ya we, there`s a lot of history there, we uh, we discovered the Jackson Five, opening for us one place.
I never did smoke that much pot; never was a big pothead.
Unfortunately, the American justice system is just riddled with lies and inconsistencies.
You know, I left the country when Reagan got in; I went to France. And when George Bush Jr. got in, my instincts told me it was time to go - I`d felt that we had grown above that, you know?
They just wanted to show the entertainment world that we`re vulnerable.
Well, I had an after hours club in Vancouver and when any of the Motown acts would call.
Because the pot takes the edge off the adrenaline, and it also clears your mind of it, and then you can see things a lot clearer.
I`m as clean as a whistle.
Cigarettes, I won`t do cigarettes, nicotine will kill ya.
The Shades never recorded anything, Little Daddy and the Bachelors recorded a couple of records, ya.
But on the other hand, pot is the best recreational substance for teenagers, athletes, people who have naturally high adrenaline.
But you can`t exercise and be high. It`s impossible.
If I don`t get paid I`m going to take a whole lot of Marshall amps home with me on the plane.
Well I don`t know, I might have lost my citizenship, I don`t think you can lose your citizenship though.
And I don`t really drink alot of booze, alcohol will kill ya... but I smoke all the pot I can find, I don`t smoke it all at once, I just do a little bit at a time, and I uh, I used to take acid but I quit around 1971.
The funny thing is, Dennis Miller got me back into comedy.
Every time I get tested, I ask questions about it, and I watch how they do it.
One night all the James Brown band was playing on stage and I look in the back and I could see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards trying to get in the club and they couldn`t get in cause it was to crowded.