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A lot of women are turned off by the physical appearance of some of the first feminists.
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Believe it or not, most people think of me as a recording artist, but actually the way I think of myself and the way I earn my living is as a performing artist.
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Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.
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Even though I had all evidence to the contrary around me, all I wanted in life was to be a wife and mother.
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H.R. Inc. is only for me, because it was set up to service my needs. However, I am set up to service other people who are in my position, which means somebody who has an existing audience, but is not currently under contract to anyone.
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Hindsight is wonderful. It's always very easy to second guess after the fact.
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I always believed that I could make it or I would never have spent so many years trying to get here.
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I am talking to a company about releasing cassettes only, through regular distribution channels. The CD is being released in England, just in a jewel case.
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I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend.
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I am woman, hear me roar.
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I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship.
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I bought a copy of Variety, bringing it home and sitting on my bed and not being able to understand much. You know, that whole show-biz jargon. And I thought, what am I getting into?
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I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business.
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I did my own music videos, my own TV commercials.
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I did share my life with the person in question for a period of years during which time he acted as my manager.
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I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.
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I don't think any one person is the cause of all of someone else's problems.
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I examined my life. Being hospitalized, that ended my career as a dancer.
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I had a career for 25 years in Australia before I ever came to the United States.
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I had a small child, no money, no friends, no contacts, just a good voice that was unmarketable in Hollywood that year.
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I know my husband and I, we're going back and listening to stuff that I listened to when I was a teenager, big band stuff and Frank Sinatra.
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I like music to soothe me.
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I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
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I think Tanya's a great singer. I don't think there's any conflict. She has a country audience, and they're extremely loyal to her. I have more of a pop audience.
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I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation, they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
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I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life.
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I wanted a record of how they sounded now. And the fans want a record of how they sound now. And also, I wanted to own the masters to these songs.
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I wanted control over the merchandising, the actual packaging of the product. That was a big factor. The only way for me to exercise control on all those levels was to start my own label.
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I was always a loner, especially about the ambitions I had.
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I was hospitalized for two weeks when I had the kidney removed and then I was home for three months when I didn't work. I nearly died. That gives one pause.
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I was looking for a husband, but meanwhile to survive, I had to work.
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I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines and I really believed tha a woman could not be married and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time.
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I work live. I do about eight or nine shows a month, one nighters, here, there or wherever. That is how I earn my living. That is how I've always earned my living.
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I worked with my parents on the stage in production numbers since I was 4, but I never really gave much thought to being a performer on my own until I was 12 or 13.
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I would act out parts on radio serials. I would do singing commercials. Then I would do a TV show. I'm grateful for the training.
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I'm a very private person, and when I leave the stage, I leave the stage.
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I'm not geared to break new talent. We're not geared towards Top 40 Radio or the hit singles market.
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I've been in a serious conversation with one of my children, and a fan has come up. I've been in a public bathroom and had the hand come under the stall with a paper and pen. That sort of thing anybody can live without.
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If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong, I am invincible, I am Woman.
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If you had told me when I was 18 that I wouldn't have made it until I was 29, I would have said, Forget it.
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If you tell people your ambitions, they usually laugh at you. When I told my girlfriends when I was 12 that I was going to Hollywood, they all laughed. And here I am!
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In the '50s, a lot of girls never saw beyond the wedding day.
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In the last few years, the change across the country has been quite noticeable. It's not a radical movement.
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It took me a year to really learn the American lingo. I really feel for people who are coming here and don't speak English at all. It must be hell.
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It took so long to make it in America. The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers, the record company told me. So I starved. I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it.
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Most of the people I know in show business don't need anybody pushing them at all. They're extremely aggressive.
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My audience are the same people who bought my albums years ago. These people are now married, with their own homes, their own families. If I'm in concert, I get people now who bring their kids.
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My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.
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Ninety-nine percent of all people are polite and respectful. If they see you're out there with your family or whatever, they'll leave you alone.
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Particularly with male interviewers, they want to talk about women's lib, and it's like, that was so long ago.
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Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago.
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Stop living a day at a time and stop worrying about age.
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Syracuse was one of the first places I played in the United States.
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The '70s brought back the solo performer whereas the '60s were the groups with the hard rock sound. When you're 20, music like that stimulates you.
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The character that is off the stage is somebody else.
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The way The Midnight Special was taped, I would tape whatever songs I was singing, then the intros, working to different cameras. Later, they'd bring the bands and the audience in and film. I never saw most of those people.
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There is a wealth of twentieth century music that is being re-discovered by a generation that hasn't heard it.
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There is no magic person out there, no perfect human being out there waiting for you.
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There were periods of doubt. I remember four months before I left for the United States, I was mentally and emotionally dealing with what was going to be going on.
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Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat!
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To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that's all I would be remembered for.
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Way back when, I played at the Three Rivers Inn, and I think there was like 12 people in the audience.
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We live in Santa Monica, which is a separate city and a very progressive city.
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We're talking about a deal in Japan as well. So, that's where it stands for now. In the meantime, I'm gathering material, and working on the next album.
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We've been separating and recycling garbage for more than 10 years. We've gone from four garbage cans down to one with all the recycling we're doing.
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We've run into a brick wall with the regular distributors. If we're to go with them, we have to go along with their packaging, which is unacceptable to me.
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When I first came from Australia nobody knew me. I think I was the opening act for several other people, or at least I should have been.
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Women think if there is anything wrong with their lives or any source of unhappiness at all, the idea is just to pick up and leave, abandon the husband and children, and that freedom is just outside the door.
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Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.
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Yoga is wonderful. It clears up most health problems. It also gives you an overview.
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You think that just two people in your family is not gonna make so much of a difference, but when you consider you're cutting down the amount of garbage you're putting out by three quarters, the potential is enormous.
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You're not going to find a man whose socks don't get dirty or who doesn't snore.
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