I watched Janis one time - we opened for her - and that's the only time I ever saw her. We opened for Jimi Hendrix. I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him for two hours and then he died. But I got the essence before they left.
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.
Rock and menopause do not mix. It is not good, it sucks and every day I fight it to the death, or, at the very least, not let it take me over.
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well; I'm not a good terrified person.
We don't need to have somebody that's gonna make sure they pay for our market bills. It's like we have only one reason to love and that is for the real idea of love.
I think they all went too far. Their jeans got too low, their tops got too see-through. Personally, I think that sexy is keeping yourself mysterious. I'm really an old-fashioned girl, and I think I'm totally sexy.
You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I'm older and wiser and I think I'd make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.
The truly incredible thing is we're realizing that you can perform a two-and-a-half-hour gig without being high and still have a fantastic time.
I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn't want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer.
Love is only one fine star away.
Little girls think it's necessary to put all their business on 'MySpace' and 'Facebook', and I think it's a shame. I'm all about the mystery...
Maybe we were together in another life...in a parallel universe, maybe our paths are not supposed to cross twice, maybe your arms are not supposed to go around me. I hear about you now
I have no fear, I have only love
Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to give it all up because I couldn't handle people talking about how fat I was.