Jill Sobule - Quotes

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be a spy detective or a rock star.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a spy detective or a rock star.

I don't have a Madonna-sized fan base, so I can actually e-mail and talk to everyone that e-mails me because I am totally appreciative, and I like my fans! They seem to have the same interests as me. They are kind of nerdy and cool - and have good taste, obviously. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I'm an older woman who's not going to have a shiny pop song ever again, so that gives me license to do whatever the hell I want. ---->>>

When I write songs, I like to write lyrics first, and I think that's different from a lot of singer-songwriters. But I heard Sammy Cahn was asked what comes first, the lyrics or the music, and he said, 'The paycheck.' ---->>>

As a musician, I have always refrained from criticizing another artist. ---->>>

I always did go against the singer-songwriter form. I think I've always had a lot of storytelling songs. ---->>>

I have never made a cent off a record in my life. I have never recouped enough, and I never sold enough. ---->>>

I haven't learned anything new on guitar since high school. And I think it's time to learn something. ---->>>

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

I was a weird kid. ---->>>

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

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

I don't have a Madonna-sized fan base, so I can actually e-mail and talk to everyone that e-mails me, because I am totally appreciative and I like my fans! ---->>>

I have never made a cent off a record in my life. I have never recouped enough, and I never sold enough. 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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

People get to a certain age and success that they stop being curious. I'm still curious because I haven't really had that success. I've never done a record to catch whatever the latest sound is. It's my love of music, eclectic-ness, and the music that I heard my entire life that seeps in. That's what you're hearing. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-16, 1965
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Occupation: Musician

Jill Sobule is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1995 single "I Kissed a Girl", and "Supermodel" from the soundtrack of the 1995 film Clueless. Her folk-inflected compositions alternate between ironic, story-driven character studies and emotive ballads, a duality reminiscent of such 1970s American songwriters as Warren Zevon, Harry Nilsson, Loudon Wainwright III, Harry Chapin, and Randy Newman (wikipedia)