42. Ouch. But I like to think I'm rather well-preserved. I don't have
any gray hair yet, and people have expressed shock and disbelief when
they learn of my mature status. (But that could also be attributed
to my basic immaturity in general.)
Leo. My birthday is August 16th. I share this
birthdate with famed poet Charles Bukowski as well as Madonna. Also,
Elvis Presley died on my 16th birthday.
Played: Guitar, piano, accordion, harmonica.
Have also been told that I can sing quite well.
Instrument ever owned: My 55-year-old Lester
Betsy Ross spinet piano. Also very partial to my Epiphone Les Paul
band: I'm gonna stick with the Beatles as an
all-time, but really, there are so many.
favourite albums/CD's I want to mention that me and my
husband / bassist Chris possess an incredibly huge album / CD collection
(easily in the thousands) that grows almost weekly. It's impossible
to narrow down this category, but I'll mention albums that I most
recently enjoyed in particular.
The Beatles - Anything. Right now, HELP
Billie Holiday - Anything, period. She consistently
Gillian Welch (and Dave Rawlings) - Revival
Grateful Dead - Europe, ‘72
Matthew Sweet - Anything. But today, SON OF
don’t quote me here.”
celeb you'd like share a smoke and a brew with: Bob
food: It’s still lobster
Drink: I do love a cold glass of water. Alcohol-wise,
it’s a tie between a good Cabernet Sauvignon and an Absolut
vodka martini, straight-up with 3 olives.
sport: Um. Huh? Changing my guitar strings.
Place: Our little cozy cabin on top of a mountain
in the Catskills.
TV Show: Seinfeld
Book(s): Remember what I said about our album
collection? The same could be said about our book collection. Most
recently, I thoroughly enjoyed the Bob Dylan autobiography CHRONICALS,
Vol. 1, as well as the Neil Young biography, SHAKEY. I also re-read
BELOVED by Toni Morrison for the third time. But there are so many
books I love. (Remember, kids - fine literature rocks!)
Skidmark! Of course! Bumpskey is swell. A real
gas of a website is MODERN DRUNKARD MAGAZINE. (http://www.moderndrunkardmagazine.com).
Definitely check that out if you have the chance – it is wacked.
Plus, I love using Google.com to search for cool images to use for
Gate 18 gig posters. (I have found some doozies while searching under
“hoe-down” and “rockin’!”)
I adore our current car, a 2000 Hyundai Elantra
wagon. It’s a mini-tank. It will not be destroyed. (Back in
1996, my rust-eaten, blue ‘69 Chevy Van was bitchin’,
but the fumes were destroying all of our brain cells and then the
gas tank exploded. But I sure was one tuff mama toolin’ around
in that old thing, may it rest in pieces.)
Job Ever Had: Collecting unemployment for 6
months back in 1996, and playing tons of gigs back to back as a result.
Wow, that was fun. Every week that check would roll in, just like
magic! I wrote songs all day long. On the dole – bloody capital!
Job Ever Had: Driving a school bus for a day-care
center that was run by people who were completely insane and had no
business being near ANY children for ANY length of time, EVER.
Having sex. Hiking in the woods with my dog.
Hugging my cats. (The 3 H’s!) Also - Caring for and rescuing
other animals who are less fortunate than my own. Creating gourmet
seafood or vegetarian meals. Watching horrendous movies that boast
really, really, REALLY bad writing and acting. And of course: Music,
Any kind of cruelty. Jealousy is bad. Dishonesty
sucks. Negativity. Controlling, anal behavior.
Favourites : Love! My sexy husband. Family.
Animals. Love! Creating and listening to excellent music! Nature.
Joy! Meeting cool people to hang out with~! Love! .