"I had a telephone call from Bob Dylan and from Yusuf Islam [the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens] in a two-week period and it gave me the confidence to follow what my heart was telling me, which was just to get out. I don't know why they rang, it happened out of the blue.Do you think Dylan will call me with encouraging word about my crippling debt? Or does he just specialize in smack?
"I'd like to keep the conversations private but it was a strange time because I'd almost given up hope on everything and started to lose the plot a bit, and that's a pretty sorry place to be. [Then] these spiritual guides called and it helped me gather strength to change things and move and start again. I just did it by leaving the country and living in the middle of nowhere for a year."
Friday, July 28, 2006
Dylan and Cat Stevens: Spiritual Guides
British music star Cerys Matthews was sinking into despair over her heroin addiction when two world famous musicians called her out of the blue.