Avoiding Schlock

and Missing John Prine

“I think if you write from your own gut, you’ll come up with something interesting, whereas if you sit around guessing what people want, you end up with the kind of same schlock that everybody else has got.”

~ John Prine
Young John Prine

More from John:

“If I can make myself laugh about something that I should be crying about, that’s pretty good.”

“My music has been called so many different things over the years. I figure as long as it’s selling, call it what you want.”

“The only time I ever think about getting old is when I look in the mirror. I feel pretty good about it, actually.”

John Prine was an American country folk singer-songwriter. He was active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer from the early 1970s until his death and was known for an often humorous style of original music that has elements of protest and social commentary.

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