"If I had the hand strength to sign autographs for everybody in Kansas City, I would... but its just impossible to get to everyone."
"My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent."
"It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy."
"In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it."