The Insect Trust Quotes
I was born in Manhattan. I grew up in various small towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. When I was 14, my family moved back to New York. My father was a fisherman and a newspaper man. After we left Cape Cod and went back to New Jersey, he worked a printing press. When he was a young man, he was in vaudeville, played the ukelele. I learned a few hobo songs from him. I was doing old-time music. I learned guitar pretty much by myself. I was a red-diaper baby so I listened to Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly. I started picking up folk music. I was listening to Appalaichian stuff, Library of Congress folk collections.
We tried to stay together but there wasn't any money and there weren't any bookings so everybody just wandered off in seperate directions. Me and Nancy got together to play in a bar down in Red Bank (New Jersey) for a while. That didn't go anywhere either though. Trevor went to New York and accidently killed himself. We would always stage these suicides. He needed attention so he would be sure to have a network of friends that would come bail him out if he didn't answer his phone. Then one night in '73, he stuck his head in the oven and the phone lines went down and that was it. I was really upset. I got pissed at him that he would do that to himself and waste that beautiful talent and all that gorgeous music he could play. It was such a waste. We lost a lot when we lost him.
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