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Actually, the funny thing is, after all these years, I've got all these new songs to learn for the show we're doing at Joe's Pub, so it's kind of fun to get down and rehearse new things, and also rethink some of the older songs, how we're going to do them.
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And I thought, you know, a little gender confusion makes a better person. A little adversity in life at an early age. It's character building.
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And one day, instead of my lesson, the piano player and I went into a studio right in the building and we put down some demos, just piano/voice.
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And that's what got me to the piano, that's what got me up in the morning: a blank piece of paper and a hope to have something by the end of the day.
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Doing Hullabaloo and doing Ed Sullivan were frightening but wondrous experiences, doing the T.A.M.I. show, performing in front of 50,000 people at Lake Ponchartrain - these are memories that are amazing.
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Given that there was that era of girl group music and it's still very popular, but I think if you looked at the chart from that time you would see many more men on it. Because the industry, they were catering to young girls. I mean, that's what they thought their audience was.
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I can remember in the early '60s that there were a couple of really dynamic women performers at the time - Brenda Lee, there was Connie Francis.
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I don't know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it.
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I had many people that I idolized who were singers like Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington, but these weren't exactly women I could call up every day and say, Hey, how's it going, you know?
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I have a partner of 23 years and I have a cocker spaniel who turned two - what's today? - she turned two on Friday, June 4th. Little Billie, named after Billie Holiday, one of my favorite singers.
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I just kind of lived my life naturally and did what I wanted to do.
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I just never found it was necessary because I really never kept my life private. Those who knew me, those who worked with me were well aware.
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I meet a lot of young people in the Midwest, and I saw what a difference a show like In the Life can make to their lives in some of these small towns where, you know, there are probably two gay people in the whole damn town.
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I think I turned to writing really just to wake up in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do, and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
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I think the record industry, by and large what's left of it, is still totally homophobic. I think it's much less so in the film industry now, but the record industry, it's always been a man's world.
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It always is trying to self-motivate. I think it's the hardest thing a person can do.
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Really you just gotta keep chugging along and keep a positive attitude and get through all the problems. You gotta face them, otherwise you don't get through.
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So I roll with the punches. I try not to get upset when I read things or feel as though something has been misperceived.
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The short story and the truth is that I was taking vocal lessons here in New York with a wonderful vocal coach.
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There's no point in alienating your fan base. What I think you want to do is bring them along and then pick up a few more people along the way.
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Times were very different then, so, you know, I just tried to live as normally as humanly possible. But as truthfully as humanly possible.
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We recorded the record on a Saturday afternoon March 30th and I heard the record for the first time on April 6th. I was driving to school, literally seven days later.
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Well, people pay a lot of attention to you, and that's kind of wonderful, and at the same time, after a while you go, Oh my God, enough's enough. I'm only a little 16-year-old person.
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You can only bite off so much, so you gotta know what you want to do.
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You know, Quincy Jones was a great mentor, but he was a man in a man's world. Fortunately he's a very sensitive man and a beautiful human being, and even though he was 14 or 15 years older than me, he's a capable human being and has great communication skills.
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You know, that doesn't happen anymore, so when it started getting played, we weren't prepared for it. We didn't even know it had been released.
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You know, the interesting thing about having traveled around the country as much as I have, and I think it's sort of inadvertently what made me come out or at least begin doing things within the community and thinking more about that, was that I get to travel quite a bit.
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