The civilised cultures are the most cruel. It's the same with education - often it breeds sadistic forms of cruelty.
In New York City, when they develop something, they never use the old buildings. It's so wasteful. Why not use what's there?
I kind of go for the MGM version of every musical style.
I never know how to get off the phone, so I'm terribly admiring of people who can.
I will say that art may well be the only thing that lasts, so I guess it's worth trying.
I used to play in the subway. If everyone tossed in a quarter, at the end of the day it would add up. It shows you aren't invisible. And it's better than being ignored, or kicked in the head, or worse.
Public radio is the last oasis of free and independent music. For satellite radio channels, you have to subscribe; commercial stations are as corporate as basic cable.
I really don't care what people say. It's amazing that feminism continues to exist at all, considering how much counter-feminism is out there.
Less money for public media means less access to the arts.
You can criticize something you strive for, and you can avoid something you dream about.
You know, if I can survive marching band, I can survive anything.
Music can make the cerebral accessible, the subconscious hummable. It communicates our shared needs and desires as sentient beings better than any other medium.
In the hierarchy of instruments, if you're a harpist, you're considered someone with a brain much more than if you're a singer.
There's a side of me that identifies with Aileen Wuornos.
I think there are nice things about every era. I wish we could just take the nice things.
I have trouble with any kind of focus or concentrating, or getting anything done at all, really.
Love is such a fleeting emotion. It's such a small part of the things you do in your life.
My mom. She really encouraged me. That's the trouble with education: Unless you have a really supportive parent, you get left behind.
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