Story Snippet, No. 13

Here’s a few short blips from my recent interview with the one and only George Thorogood:

Me: Before music, you played semi-pro baseball. How did you make the jump from the sport to music?

George: I couldn’t hit, run or throw — that took care of my baseball career in a hurry (laughs).

Me: Many consider “Bad to the Bone” the definitive George Thorogood track. What are your thoughts on it nearly 30 years after its release?
George: It’s better than being a no-hit wonder.

Me: You, Jeff (Simon) and Billy (Blough) have played alongside each other for more than 30 years. What is it about the three of you that clicks?
George: I pay good (laughs). Loyalty is usually based on finance, Nikki. I always figured it this way: The worse the jokes are, the better the music sounds.
Before discovering The Beatles and The Stones, Thorogood wanted to be a poet or a comic.

Me: Who do you listen to these days?
George: I listened to The Cheetah Girls for a while … I’ve got a 13 year old, I have no say in this!

Me: Bourbon, scotch or beer – what do you pick?
George: At this point, none. I’d rather have a glass of orange juice.

Read the full Thorogood story here.


About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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