A Conversation Between William Hooker & Ras Moshe
RM: Creative life, I think that the creative life and creative music will never stop. The only catch is, what you're going to reap materially, in a sense. You have to not be fazed by that. When the money comes, that's nice, but the music will live. The same issues that exist because we're not playing bebop will be there too. But because we're here talking now, and I know people like Albert Ayler and Trane were going to wonder if their creations were going to last. And I think that they would be happy, and there's people all around the world playing this message of free music right now, too. And young people from different parts of the country, it's changing their life, it's changing them around from a lot of the things that their parents taught them. The unhip parents, that is. The music is talking about what's happening socially, realistically. It's the true voice of what's going on around you. That's never going to stop. Just don't get discouraged about trying to gain something materially, because that's not what the music is for. In that case, you should develop other aspects of yourself so you can survive. It'd be better to have a day job and keep your music pure, than compromise your music and say you were trying to reach somebody. Thank you.
WH: That's it. That's us.