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Liz Phair Quotes
Liz Phair Quotes
And, you know, I still haven't been contacted by Mick Jagger, either!
I can't say I don't get nervous, but I really kind of enjoy performing now.
I don't know; it just seemed like the cooler guys are playing Xbox. At least the ones I know.
I grew up with a lot of brothers and male cousins, so I had to worm my way in to get heard. But that's sort of what excites me.
I just don't fit into the box.
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 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 mean, I think about it, but I don't design my record to get a certain public response.
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 think good art happens on that edge between comfortable and in a lot of pain, you know what I mean?
I'd like to do a tour with a bunch of people where it's just them and their guitars. It would be like Lilith Fair - only everyone plays alone, and it would be competitive.
I'm competitive, so I don't like to feel marginalized by the people who sell a lot of records.
I'm really happy to be a mom, and I'm proud of the phase I'm in.
I'm really happy with my life now, but there's a lot of stuff I feel very sad about in ways I can't even control.
I'm very cerebral. I like to think things through.
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.
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.
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.
No. You know what really bugs me about my videos? When they can't figure out what to do, they just have me change clothes five times.
Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd suppresses anyone who is different.
That's exactly what's exciting for me - the idea of infiltrating the male structure and affecting change from within.
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.
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.
There's even more stuff that I'd like to release, but I'm scared to, that's really, um, nerdy... not nerdy in a good way. Like, silly.
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.
When I was young, I used to need other people's albums and I got very involved with their music and it meant a lot to me.
When it's me in my living room, it's pretty pure, and then what gets recorded involves more people, and it keeps escalating from there.
Women artists need to break barriers in order for women's experience to be valuable.
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.
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