I'm on this search trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I have to say to people.
I'm going to be shaking my booty when I'm 55. Natalie Merc
I just wanted to get all this stuff in one place, ... A lot of it was scattered around or out of print. There are songs here that I thought would never get heard, the ones with Billy Bragg, for instance. The lyrics are kind of embarrassing - we wrote them in the middle of the night during these song
Iâ€™ve always considered it a great privilege to be a musician, Iâ€™ve never lost sight of that.
I think I don't invest so much time in thinking about people's sexuality. I just take people as individuals.
I would never do a printed memoir. I've been asked to publish a memoir from years by different publishers and literary agents. I think it wouldn't be great for me because all I'd really want to talk about it music and I'd rather just play it.
I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics. Natalie Merchan
I've found out how overwhelming the media is and the way it drills things into your head, it's almost like a mind control. If I could control prople's minds, I'd like to put something useful in.
For they told you life is hardMisery from the start,It's dull, it's slow, it's painfulBut I tell you life is sweetIn spite of the miseryThere's so much more, be gratefulSo, who will you believeWho will you listen toWho will it be'Cause it's high time that you decideIt's time to make up your ownYour
My sister works in an inner-city school in Greenville, South Carolina, and she brought many of her at-risk kids to our show yesterday to the sound-check. It was amazing how these kids opened up with music. Music teaches so much about focus and concentration and group dynamics and appreciation for su
The research phase was really fascinating - I'm not a closeted nerd, I'm an out-of-the-closet nerd.
I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.
I think I have a really diverse audience. I've had people from all sorts of sexual persuasions.
I have never relied on my sexuality and I don't really have an image at all. If you look at film footage of me 20 years ago, I don't look much different to the way I do now. I used to say that I would never wear anything on stage that I couldn't wear out to dinner with my grandmother. It just felt m
I wish I had appreciated my youth - I should have worn tighter clothing when I could have!
By calling it a memoir, I meant is as a collection of memories. I thought it was (a more) artful (title) than documentary.
Poetry comes alive to me through recitation. Natalie Merchan
When I originally wrote "Jealousy," it was more like an exercise to try to write a girl-group kind of pop song. It was really contrary to most of the material I'd ever written. I didn't pay much attention to the song after I'd recorded it. I didn't really perform it at all the last 20 years. When it
I don't have a lot of thrilling anecdotes about my career or personal life. All the stuff that is interesting is private and I wouldn't want people to know.
I've raised my daughter with no television.
They should point to the gun manufacturers with the other hand, and if they had three hands, they could reserve one for the legislatures for allowing these weapons to be out there. I do agree that television, especially, is overwrought with violence. I can't watch it most of the time.
I've never sold my publishing. I have 100% control of all of my publishing and that includes everything, every use of my songs.
I don't enjoy the work that I do. It's just that it's not self-sustaining anymore. The way that I like to make records - they're expensive records to make and just can't afford to do it anymore.
It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent.
Retrospective 1990-2005 [Limited Edition]
It's really wonderful to be able to be nobody, and then have a moment when I can be somebody, and then go right back to being nobody again.
When it came time to sequence the album, the new arrangements really demanded a different order. They were so different than they were before that the old sequence didn't work anymore.
Literature gives us a window into other people's experiences in other places, in other times, so I thought it would be really interesting to investigate how different people had written about motherhood, and childhood.
I don't think women's prisons are environments for dance routines, and I don't think mass murder is humorous.
Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index. Natalie Merchan