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Lisa Loeb Quotes
Lisa Loeb Quotes
A friend of mine once told me that I can't screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples' songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people's music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working.
Dweezil and I are going on tour with the band probably starting in the middle of February for a month probably playing a few songs from my new record and then I'll continue on after that tour.
Get somebody you know to teach you something. That's something Dweezil and I learned on the road. Sometimes the best way to learn is directly from a person, not from a recipe. You need to see how brown the sandwich needs to be or whatever.
I don't think I can tell any stories about how I lived in a van in Alaska. I grew up in the suburbs, I even had my own room. We weren't poor. Everything was very normal.
I grew up with family who liked to travel and sightsee, so I have this pressure inside me: If I'm in a city and I have enough free time, I'd better go to a museum. I try to see parks, go outside. Or else try to feel really normal like go to Target or a drugstore, or go see a movie.
I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal.
I learn so much from writing with other musicians, asking questions about their playing style and gear, and hanging out, too.
I make sure to sleep eight hours, and I'm much better about eating, because I'm not standing in front of my pantry. I go to the market and pick up little carrot nubs.
I use my cell phone as much as I can-I talk to friends all the time. I'm like 2,000 hours a month. It's crazy.
I want to work on some more complicated baking... and it would be interactive!
I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals.
I've learned from dieting and not dieting that literally the thing that works best for me is that if I think of it, I better go ahead and have it.
It was really exciting to show some restraint and finish the record without putting too many instruments on all the tracks.
My nutritionist always said to eat whatever you want.
One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself.
The guys in my band are great-we watch movies, we eat pizza, take walks, read books. Everybody has a really great sense of humor. And my boyfriend comes and visits me on the road.
The shows are so different from each other, depending on whether I play with my band, Nine Stories, other musicians, an orchestra, only one or two members of my band.
When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
Where I grew up in Dallas, things might be a little more traditional. People have the same things in mind. They're supposed to grow up, go to college, get a job, get married, and have children, grandchildren. That's the world I grew up in.
You get to a point in relationships where you don't want to push anything, but things need to change, move on, or develop.
You should try to get what you want in life and try not to be limited.
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