Kinky's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Montreal Team

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Austin, TX

  • AIRED ON:

    Other: Montreal Team

KINKY FRIEDMAN

Singer/Songwriter/Author

“Hang on tight, spur hard, and let her buck. Then when the horse dies, get off. Get on to something else.”

INTERESTS:

Music Politics

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Character Failure Perseverance Self-Reflection Transitions Individualism

FOUNDATION:

Helping People

TAGS:

college, good shepherd for texas, learning, life, politics, texas, truth, wisdom

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Says he loves Texas but hates to see "what's happened to it," so he decided to run for governor.
  • Has never been afraid to say what's on his mind-points to his provocative songs, such as, "They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore."
  • Says his goal has always been to tell the truth, and he believes he'd bring that to the table as governor.
  • Describes himself as a "dreamer who never sleeps."
  • Says the best education is just learning from life itself.
  • Believes that "when your horse dies, you should get off"; once you stop feeling fulfilled in one position, move to another.
  • When his music career was no longer fulfilling him, he turned to writing; after he tried that, he went into politics.
  • Believes that as governor, he'd act more as a "guiding shepherd" than a politician.

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