When I was younger, I was told that I had an attitude problem. That annoyed me, but at the same time it confirmed my view of the world. Dan Hicks has an attitude, but it has never been a problem to anyone who has ever heard him. He is a master musician with big ears and a way with words. He once sang, I scare myself.
Of course, he also sang stuff like — How can I miss you when you won’t go away? and Where’s the money? He used to come through town with his band, The Hot Licks, and everyone’s toes would be tapping, while they were laughing and acquiring their own attitudes.
He has never wavered from his original musical vision, which seems to have been to have as much fun as possible, don’t make any sudden moves, and hit every note, but not too hard. His band has always met his high demands, so to speak, and has always been filled with great players and beautiful backup.
Hell, I’d Go!
Dan sings sweetly about love, loss, and bad grammar. He has been there for me, whenever needed. That’s the kind of attitude I value.