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Its always so nerve-wracking being up there on stage. Its even harder playing in your hometown - and I have a couple of home towns - but, youre playing for all the people you knew in high school, so it causes no small degree of panic in my mind.
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You know, if I can survive marching band, I can survive anything.

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If we went back to the basics of vegetables, legumes, grains - the things closer to the Earth - it's a lot better for the Earth and for other people. We can feed more people, we can feed the starving people.

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I used to play in the subway. If everyone tossed in a quarter, at the end of the day it would add up. It shows you aren't invisible. And it's better than being ignored, or kicked in the head, or worse.

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I really don't care what people say. It's amazing that feminism continues to exist at all, considering how much counter-feminism is out there.

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In New York City, when they develop something, they never use the old buildings. It's so wasteful. Why not use what's there?

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I will say that art may well be the only thing that lasts, so I guess it's worth trying.

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I'm glad if people can listen to some music and maybe fix some prejudices of their own, just by thinking.

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I love writing for dancers. You don't have to worry about the lyrics. I think to write words without music must be so frustrating. It must be always be so good, so perfect.

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If you look through the century, certain things have gotten better and certain things have gotten worse. I wouldn't say overall that things have gotten better. I think you could say things have gotten worse, but I don't think you could say that things have gotten better. Overall. You can't say that.

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Nellie McKay Quotes: The other kids wanted to play destinys
The other kids wanted to play Destiny's Child, but I wanted Anita O'Day.

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There's a side of me that identifies with Aileen Wuornos.

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Nellie McKay Quotes: I think i have advanced add
I think I have advanced ADD.

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I'd love to give my music to someone who really likes to wow the crowd. I feel like half the time I just want to hide in the dressing room!

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In the hierarchy of instruments, if you're a harpist, you're considered someone with a brain much more than if you're a singer.

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Less money for public media means less access to the arts.

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Nellie McKay Quotes: You can criticize something you strive
You can criticize something you strive for, and you can avoid something you dream about.

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I guess you deal with what you get.

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Nellie McKay Quotes: I have trouble with any kind of focus or
I have trouble with any kind of focus or concentrating, or getting anything done at all, really.

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I kind of go for the MGM version of every musical style.

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Nellie McKay Quotes: I never know how to get off the phone so
I never know how to get off the phone, so I'm terribly admiring of people who can.

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I thought I had a talent for alienating people, but I have no idea what it is that doesn't go over.

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Nellie McKay Quotes: Im pretty indiscriminating and i have
I'm pretty indiscriminating, and I have awful taste, generally.

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Love is such a fleeting emotion. It's such a small part of the things you do in your life.

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You know, I wanted to get married, and so I - but I, you know, I realize no matter what you want, it's kind of a fantasy.

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In high school, I was always into Jerry Lee Lewis, and they decided they needed a piano player for the jazz band. I had my little boogie-woogie thing that I did, so I did my little boogie-woogie thing. I had a very high-pitched voice.

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I don't listen to much rap, really. I can rarely listen to a whole record of it, because musically, it's very formulaic, and oftentimes it doesn't have the best hooks on every track.

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Nellie McKay Quotes: I tried to be just a singer of standards
I tried to be just a singer of standards when I was starting out. And there was nothing special enough about my voice to make it that far. So I feel a bit like Rod Stewart. Once you've had that rock career, people will give you that chance where otherwise they might not.

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I'm not sure I know how to make music anymore. Maybe you're given a window into things for a time, and beyond that maybe it goes away. Why should you expect it to stay?

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It's always so nerve-wracking being up there on stage. It's even harder playing in your hometown - and I have a couple of home towns - but, you're playing for all the people you knew in high school, so it causes no small degree of panic in my mind.

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Public radio is the last oasis of free and independent music. For satellite radio channels, you have to subscribe; commercial stations are as corporate as basic cable.

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The civilised cultures are the most cruel. It's the same with education - often it breeds sadistic forms of cruelty.

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My mom. She really encouraged me. That's the trouble with education: Unless you have a really supportive parent, you get left behind.

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