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You know, if I can survive marching band, I can survive anything.

You know, if I can survive marching band, I can survive anything.

Toronto's a delightful city.

Toronto's a delightful city.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

Music can make the cerebral accessible, the subconscious hummable. It communicates our shared needs and desires as sentient beings better than any other medium. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I have trouble with any kind of focus or concentrating, or getting anything done at all, really. ---->>>

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

I guess you deal with what you get. ---->>>

I never know how to get off the phone, so I'm terribly admiring of people who can. ---->>>

I think I have advanced ADD. ---->>>

I think there are nice things about every era. I wish we could just take the nice things. ---->>>

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

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

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! ---->>>

I'm pretty indiscriminating, and I have awful taste, generally. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

The other kids wanted to play Destiny's Child, but I wanted Anita O'Day. ---->>>

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

You can criticize something you strive for, and you can avoid something you dream about. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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? ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 04-13, 1982
Occupation: Musician

Nell Marie McKay (born April 13, 1982) is a British-American singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian, noted for her critically acclaimed albums, and for her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera (2006). Her music has showcased different genres, from jazz to rap and disco to funk.(wikipedia)