Thursday, October 10, 2013

Awesome-Linda Ronstadt on Hall of Fame Induction: I Couldn't Care Less

This is really great article.

I like Linda Rondstadt.

Read the whole thing. 

But Ronstadt’s attitude about industry awards isn’t restricted to the Rock Hall. She gave several of her Recording Industry Assn. of America gold record certifications to a friend who runs a music store in Oregon, where they’ve long been hanging on the walls.

"And her 10 Grammy Awards?"

“I don’t know where they are,” she said. “The first one I left in the back seat of a rental car. I’d rented a car to go to the show, and tossed it in the back when I left. I forgot about it and left it there in the back seat.”

"Music, she said, is about something else for her."

"Her two children — 22-year-old Mary and 19-year-old Carlos — “they use music the way all people should use music: to help you process your feelings and to help you get on with your life.”

I happen to really like the stuff she did with Nelson Riddle, if you haven't heard it, give a good listen.