Ike’s problem was that he was a musician who always wanted to be a star; and he was a star, locally, but never internationally… so he changed his name to Ike and changed my name to Tina, because if I ran away, Tina was his name. It was patented, as they say.
A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business – live concerts.
My uncle always said: There are two kinds of music: country and western.
People ask if it is difficult to play while drunk. It’s not, as long as you make sure you are when you practice.
We do two shows a night for five weeks. A lotta times we’ll go upstairs and sing until daylight – gospel songs. We grew up with it…It more or less puts your mind at ease. It does mine.
Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ‘em all together, I guess.
Being a rock star isn’t all fun and games. That’s a lot of money, too.
The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn’t know what all the yelling was about. I didn’t realize that my body was moving. It’s a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, ‘What’d I do? What’d I do?’ And he said “Whatever it is, go back and do it again.
Man, I was tame compared to what they do now. Are you kidding? I didn’t do anything but just jiggle.
I have an agreement with Lilholt and Olsen that we always play a Dalton song when we’re out on a solo tour, as it costs 280 kroner in Koda tax. It’s not much, but for them it’s a lot.
In the band, we only drink three drinks a day: two golden beers and a bottle of port.
When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times…I learned very early in life that: ‘Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain’t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend – without a song.’ So I keep singing a song. Goodnight. Thank you.
I’ve never gotten over what they call stagefright. I go through it every show. I’m pretty concerned, I’m pretty much thinking about the show. I never get completely comfortable with it, and I don’t let the people around me get comfortable with it, in that I remind them that it’s a new crowd out there, it’s a new audience, and they haven’t seen us before. So it’s got to be like the first time we go on.