Stevie - KLOS w/ Jim Ladd (06.01.1998)

Stevie: So, I when I went to sequence this whole thing I didn't want to do it chronologically, I wanted to do the songs that sounded good next to each other and it didn't matter if it was 1973 Buckingham Nicks or if it was 1997 Twister. So that's why on the beginning of the third disc it has Twister going into Long Distance Winner. It's amazing, those two songs to me, what an incredible detour I went around to get from singing fairly the same on a fairly similar song. So that's what I tried to do. I tried to make there be no time.

JL: We were talking about you spent 1997 touring with your old pals Fleetwood Mac.

Stevie: Right.

JL: And I saw the Hollywood Bowl show. It was wonderful. It was great to see the combination of musicians back together again. Did you personally have as much fun as it appeared that you were and did you guys leave as friends?

Stevie: I absolutely did have a great time and we did leave as friends, yes.

JL: Okay.

Stevie: Yes.

JL: Everybody wants to hear that.

Stevie: It's totally true.

JL: And everybody else is doing fine? Mick, Christine and John and Lindsey are all good?

Stevie: Everybody's good. You know, we spent a lot of time together. We spent from last April 1st until the Grammys. That was our last thing. The Grammys was our last thing. And it was constant. I mean when you're on the road for three months and you do 45 shows and you're together all day long and you're together 3 hours before the show getting ready, you know, you are. You're in a backstage dressing room for three hours before you ever go on stage. It was every other day, you know, every day, for every gig. So it was, we spent a lot of time together. We had a lot of fun. We got up on each other's lives, you know, our families and everything and the shows were like as close to the shows in the 70's that I remember that were absolutely the reason why I wanted to do this-they were so exciting and so electrically charged, that there's just no even explaining it. There were some times when Lindsey and I were standing at the bottom of the ramp and we'd look at each other and the applause would be so loud that it was almost frightening. We couldn't hear. I had an ear monitor, I couldn't hear the ear monitor so we would hand signal each other 'do you believe this?' 'this is just so incredible." because it did have an absolute magic of the years gone by that we wish were still here in our own way.

Stevie: Okay, the great story that goes along with Reconsider Me is in 1985 when I was doing Rock A Little, Jimmy Iovine brought me this song. Warren Zevon wrote it, and, of course I love Warren because I've known Warren since before Lindsey and I joined Fleetwood Mac. Warren and Waddy were some of our friends so we go back a long way. He brought this song to me.