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Jill Sobule Quotes

And we laughed, at the world. They can have their diamonds, And well have our pearls
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When I was a kid, I wanted to be a spy detective or a rock star.

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I had a brother six years older than me, so I wasn't just listening to teenybopper stuff. My brother had the cooler music, but my parents had the Burt Bacharach, Tom Jones, the Association, the Fifth Dimension; these groups were un-cool, but I secretly loved them.

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I think I'm different from a lot of singer-songwriters because some of my favorite singer-songwriters told stories. Like John Prine.

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I was a weird kid.

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I was very inspired by the videos of the crowds at the Palin rallies.

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I'm not one who goes for the 'all press is good press' dictum.

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I like being a storyteller. I'm bored with myself; I like to write about others. I have a lot of names in my songs: Karen, Margaret, Mary Kay. Even if it's about me, I want to put it through someone else. The music is the soundtrack to the story.

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When people see you have a song on MTV, they think you are doing well - but you know, the way the traditional label deal was set up, it is really hard for an artist, unless they sold a lot, to see anything.

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I wish I had somebody to rock me to sleep.

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In a way, I'm not at all jaded, and still enjoy so much what I do. It's a good trick.

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When I was on the big labels, I never calculated what would make me sell more records. I just did what I did -no different than when I wrote songs for myself in high-school.

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As a bit of loner, prone to melancholy, with a questionable sexuality, I found great solace in the words of-Dylan, Joni, John Prine and Leonard Cohen. The darker the better.

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I started playing the acoustic guitar for more singer-songwriter type stuff. I bet if I would have gotten more approval for my "rock playing", I might be a world class shredder.

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My rocking out didn't make me particularly popular with the boys or girls. It wasn't cute or feminine. I was more of a ... weirdo.

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My older brother was the guitar player in the neighborhood band. My parents were the cool ones that had the basement for rehearsal. Rather than hang with my peers after school, I wanted to just listen to the band. More than that, I wanted to play.

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