Graham Parker Has Grown Past Youthful Anger
He tells Examiner.com: "In the early days, because of my intensity, there probably was an element of anger infused in the music. Most people who knew me personally probably thought I was a nice guy.
"I think if there was any anger in my performance, it was just a vehicle because I wanted to stand out. These days I don't feel the need to express my anger as much.
"I suppose when I was 25, I really thought that my career would surely be over by the age of 30. 'How could one possibly keep doing this beyond that?' That was pretty much just a young man's attitude, but now I'm thinking more about the final stretch. You don't really want to think about it, but a certain sweetness creeps into the music that wasn't there before." Read more here.
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