Life Advice from Tom Waits

Life Advice from Tom Waits

Iconic singer-songwriter-actor Tom Waits, now co-starring in the zombie flick The Dead Don’t Die, talks about kids who won’t listen, being a good liar, and that time the Dalai Lama ran off with his wife—all in the latest Life Advice column.

What’s the best advice you ever received?

Milk, milk, lemonade. Around the corner, fudge is made.

OK. Who were your heroes growing up?

Rod Serling; David Janssen, from The Fugitive; Cantinflas—he was a Mexican comedian. Boris Karloff, Marty Robbins, Lenny Bruce, Ken Nordine.

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That’s a pretty diverse group. What do you think they have in common?

Who knows? My dad left our family when I was about 11, so a lot of the men in my life that I looked up to were father figures.

How should a person handle getting older?

You don’t have to handle getting older. Getting older handles … Read the rest

Life Advice from George Clinton

Life Advice from George Clinton

The legendary Dr. Funkenstein, George Clinton, now on the final tour of his career, on the upside of old age, dropping acid at Harvard, and—always—funking it.

What’s the best advice you ever received?

Do the best you can, and then funk it. Turn it loose, and let the force handle it.

Who told you that?

Back at the barbershop, the old guys. You’d be whining about stuff, and they’d say, “If you know you’ve done your best, funk it. You can’t go back and change it. You can’t do nothing but worry and get headaches and nerves and ulcers.” You can actually mess it up by going back and wishing you had done it different or something.

Who were your heroes growing up?

Those old guys around the barbershop. You had the preachers, the politicians, and the pimps all coming in, getting their hair done, … Read the rest

The MJ5: Kyle Chandler on His Favorite Drink, Gear, Travel Spot, and More

The MJ5: Kyle Chandler on His Favorite Drink, Gear, Travel Spot, and More

For the June issue of Men’s Journal, cover star Kyle Chandler took a road trip from his hometown in Texas all the way to the California coast. During his ride, we sat down with the star of Catch-22 and Godzilla: King of the Monsters to talk about some of his all-time favorite stuff for the MJ5, including his favorite piece of gear, his favorite place to travel, and the best advice he’s ever received.

On His Favorite Gear: When Chandler’s taking a trip, as he did for his feature story, he always makes sure to have a pocket knife handy, as well as a piece of paper and a pencil so he can write down any notes if inspiration strikes him.

On His Favorite Meal: If he wants to whip up his favorite meal when he’s home in Texas, he … Read the rest