Hopefully by now you've taken my advice and set your DVR for The Big Interview with Dan Rather Tuesday nights on AXS TV. This week's episode featured former Dallas resident (and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer) Steve Miller.
In the clip below Miller recalls his time as a 7th grader at St. Marks in Dallas, making more than $300 a month in a rock band doing gigs around Dallas at area fraternity houses and country clubs, at the tender age of 13.
Rather managed to get Steve Miller to explain the meaning (sort of) behind the word pompatus in the hit song "The Joker." Miller also shared his inspiration for the "Space Cowboy" by recounting the time he "cold-cocked" a bully at St. Marks on the first day of school.
In the clip below Steve Miller explains his love for the blues, while growing up with musical parents and music legends around the house all the time while he was a child. Les Paul was a family friend and would become Steve's godfather. T-Bone Walker would teach young Miller guitar tricks. Even the great Ray Charles and James Moody would stop by the Miller residence in Dallas.