I know you're supposed to set goals for yourself. I see all that motivational stuff on television. Think about the future, what's next! But I'm all into the journey. It's fascinating to me. So if I make certain what I want moment to moment, I'm cool at the crossroads.
I've been singing since I was 5 years old. Not in-the-church-thing kind of way. I always made up music. Since I was a little girl. Improvisation was with me from the beginning. It drove my parents crazy. I would sing all the time. To anything. Television show themes. I loved to imitate the sounds.
There's a lot happening in many of us. I think you have to celebrate every part. It's what you are. You have to try to find all of those secret names.
Are we going to rebuild the Ninth Ward? ... That's the question in the new battle for New Orleans, which is just beginning to take shape.
They wanted us to sit down, but there wasn't a place to sit down. The place was so small you could stand in the middle and touch everything. They must have slept sitting up on the couch.
Offense-wise, we were not in a scheme. We told the girls they had to play at a higher defensive level.
She was diagnosed the year before last and it took a turn for the worst in November so I had to come down to help manage things and to help set up the household so that she is cared for. So I've been here since November.
My father had all kinds of instruments in the house that he would hide from my mother. He bought them through mail order!
Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse.
Miles Davis was doing something inherently African, something that has to do with all forms of American music, not just jazz.
Being black, I'm involved in the reparations movement. It's focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal.