Zitat des Tages von Liz Phair:
I'm really happy to be a mom, and I'm proud of the phase I'm in.
Women artists need to break barriers in order for women's experience to be valuable.
When you love what you do, you're happy just doing it!
My identity has everything to do with me and my instrument. It doesn't have to do with what production style I use, or how many people played on it, whether it's sparse or grandiose or whatever. And I'm social, frankly.
I mean, I kind of remember... I'm 36 now, so it's kind of hard for me to relate to what it was like when I was 25, or 24, but I do remember a period in time when that's how I defined who I was, by the music I listened to and the movies I went to.
I don't know; it just seemed like the cooler guys are playing Xbox. At least the ones I know.
I don't know what the future holds. Anything is possible.
I wear clothes that most people in the Midwest would probably deem inappropriate at my age. And I rock a bikini all summer long. I know that it's not normal, but I just don't care. I live once.
I don't think you can spend too much time as an artist believing what other people think.
That's what music is to me. Like, stuff that I really like to play loud. And I've got my quiet CDs, too, that I listen to around the house, but if you can't go there, then... Everyone gets so upset with me, I can't win.
It seems to me like the Internet allows you to break that structure a little bit. You know, here's your CD that's going into stores, here's your EP that you offer online, here's a subscription for songs you recorded on the road, here's your live stuff streaming.
I love stretching myself musically.
When I use the Internet, it's pretty much strictly for music. Checking out other people's web sites, what's going on, listening to music. It's pretty much a musical thing for me.
I can't say I don't get nervous, but I really kind of enjoy performing now.
I am a feminist, and I define myself: Be yourself, because if you can get away with it, that is the ultimate feminist act.
I knew that collaborating on songwriting would be difficult for a lot of people, because I was known very much, for my independence and the fact that I wrote these quirky songs that were not typical structure, not typical sound - you know, really original stuff.
I mean, I think about it, but I don't design my record to get a certain public response.
I don't have the same access or time to gain access to music the way I used to.
I blend my green drink every morning. I also fix my son a full-on American breakfast with bacon and toast.
I probably had some impact, because everyone keeps telling me that I did. I like to feel like I'm coming out with something to try to make room for other young women to make their art.
I just don't fit into the box.
I'm competitive, so I don't like to feel marginalized by the people who sell a lot of records.
Like, I kind of developed my musical style in a vacuum. Even though I listen to a lot of stuff, the way I wrote was in my bedroom, really privately. It's still the way I write, actually.
The big news already broke. The file-sharing and all that stuff, it's a done deal. And I think figuring out how to make that a fair exchange for the people that make music is still an issue.
Yeah, I like to be the maker of the art. And I like and want the money. But I don't really dig being famous.
Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd suppresses anyone who is different.
I think good art happens on that edge between comfortable and in a lot of pain, you know what I mean?
You're really creative when you're in an environment that you don't know how to handle. So collaborating was like that for me. I think that was one of the reasons why I knew I was gonna get a challenging reaction.
I think I write songs because of pent-up feelings.
It was a source of shame for my family that I was in rock and roll, which is so blue-collar. It just isn't done. And I felt it, too.
I'm very cerebral. I like to think things through.
I was trying to break out of the suburbs, and when I did break out, I don't think I took my whole self with me - I think I played a role of being too cool and hip.
Guys don't really don't wanna hear if it's really smart, and women feel uncomfortable if you reveal stuff they're going to have to remember they did themselves.
Am I coasting on some early success? Yeah. It was a good lucky break for me. But I would rather earn my way back again than simply conform to what people are expecting.
I try to see interviewing as performance art, and just take it as it comes.
I prance around and dance by myself to hip-hop songs in the mirror.