Tom Verlaine: "Struggling not to have a professional career"
NY TIMES "When I first started touring," Tom Verlaine said, "having to get up at 7 a.m. to get on buses or go to airports after playing all night, I thought: 'This is terrible. This is not what music is about.' It dawned on me that I had to make a decision: Am I going to go along with this whole thing or not? I just said nah. I decided against the whole 'careering' thing." He describes his life as, "Struggling not to have a professional career."