Chris Isaak

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Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak

I talk to people who are musicians, and they go, Oh this is hell. And I go, Are you kidding me? You never put tar paper on a roof, did ya?More Chris Isaak [08/10/2011 05:08:46]
I think I'm in a really nice position, where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one, but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs.More Chris Isaak [08/10/2011 05:08:56]
The things that got me through grade school are helping me out later in life. It's like, I show up on time. If you buy a ticket to one of my shows, I'll show up. I'll be there. And if it says 10:00, I'll be on stage at 10:00.More Chris Isaak [08/10/2011 05:08:06]
I hate modern car radios. In my car, I don't even have a push-button radio. It's just got a dial and two knobs. Just AM. One knob makes it louder, and one knob changes the station. When you're driving, that's all I want.More Chris Isaak [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think I had kind of an advantage. When I was growing up, my dad had just got out of jail and he had a great record collection. He had - it was all - these were the songs. So I heard a lot of these songs, like, my whole life, so for me it was easy. I already knew what I was going to sing.More Chris Isaak [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
My mom and dad played this music all the time when I was growing up, so to me songs by Jerry Lee and Fats Domino are the classics, they're the best songs ever.More Chris Isaak [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I remember listening to the radio as a kid and finding that the songs always made me feel more peaceful. Funny, but the more hurtin' the music was, the better it made me feel. I think of that now when I write my songs. I may not be feelin' the blues myself, but I'm writing them for other people who have a hard life.More Chris Isaak [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I come from a small town and I come from a background where we didn't have money to travel. I thought I'd have to join the military to get to Europe. So I'm thrilled to travel.More Chris Isaak [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One thing, when you're an actor, you finish something and then you have to worry about what the next gig is. When you're a musician, you can always write your own stuff, and I'm working on new stuff for a new album right now.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I still don't know if I'm good enough or if it's a calling or a vocation or something, but the talent part is out. My desire to do it is undoubted. I just love doing this.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I talk to people who are musicians, and they go, Oh this is hell. And I go, Are you kidding me? You never put tar paper on a roof, did ya?More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My advice is: if you've got to be miserable to write great music, then drive a truck.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When people ask me really stupid questions or get it really wrong, I feel embarrassed for them. I don't really feel angry at them.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm a hopeful romantic. In a couple of drinks, I'll be a lucky romantic. That's why they call me Mr. Lucky.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The things that got me through grade school are helping me out later in life. It's like, I show up on time. If you buy a ticket to one of my shows, I'll show up. I'll be there. And if it says 10:00, I'll be on stage at 10:00.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think as far as self-promotion goes, I probably have a lot to learn.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I remember listening to the radio as a kid and finding that the songs always made me feel more peaceful. Funny, but the more hurtin' the music was, the better it made me feel. I think of that now when I write my songs. I may not be feelin' the blues myself, but I'm writing them for other people who have a hard life.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think I've had the slowest, most methodical career in the business.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm a natural ham. It doesn't bother me to perform.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wear a lot of second hand clothes unless I have a concert and then I wear beaded and sequined second hand clothes. No stylist dresses me although I do have a woman that assists me with the buttons.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not the kind of guy to talk about angels: I'm a very pragmatic kind of guy.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm the star of stage, screen, and television now, but I'm also available for children's parties and bar mitzvahs.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I write my own songs, and I only see their flaws.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My only expenses are probably guitar strings and records.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The '50s was a pretty wonderful time for people, it was hopeful.More Chris Isaak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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