Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
From my mom’s senior yearbook in 1978
Our music is about trying to be alive and I’ve always pictured it as… There’s the band and there’s the audience and when you’re singing there’s a song, and the song is kind of in between the audience and the band and so you’re trying to both reach the song. And when it really works, that’s what happens, you meet in the middle, you’re both connecting to the song. So it’s not just like resting on your laurels and playing a bunch of hits and getting paid. It’s more about trying to connect, cause otherwise I guess all of us would have things we’d rather be doing.