Phoebe Snow - Quotes

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Sometimes when you're overwhelmed by a situation - when you're in the darkest of darkness - that's when your priorities are reordered.

Sometimes when you're overwhelmed by a situation - when you're in the darkest of darkness - that's when your priorities are reordered.

I'm not a folk or jazz singer, more a hard-edged pop singer - with some rock, and song hooks. ---->>>

I faded away for a while out of necessity. ---->>>

The thing that helped me come to terms with performing was an anxiety, a desperation for acceptance. There was never enough positive motivation in my life. ---->>>

I wanted to be the greatest woman guitarist alive. I had fantasies about being a female Jimi Hendrix. ---->>>

I realized that I've lived half my life already, and it's time to believe in - and stand up for - myself. ---->>>

With my quick success, I didn't have time to learn the ropes of the music business. Because my first record was such a hit, I was terribly spoiled and I thought I couldn't do anything wrong. I was also desperate to make tons of money because of my responsibility to my daughter. And there was no longer any joy in making music. ---->>>

I lost interest in being in the public eye. ---->>>

There's a fascinating school of thought that some women are relationship addicts. You get really strung out on a guy who's not returning your enthusiasm and tell yourself you're going to fix him and make him better, and of course it's impossible. ---->>>

All of my life, when things got too difficult, I folded up the tent and went to bed. I couldn't stand a challenge... I was terrified of confrontation. I was very laid-back, and just wouldn't get involved or fight back. ---->>>

The most common misconception about me is that I'm basically a jazz singer. ---->>>

There were times when I had maybe a couple of hundred dollars, and times I made myself think I was on top of the world. ---->>>

Back then, I was an acoustically-oriented artist. Honestly, 'Poetry Man' wouldn't have been my first choice. ---->>>

I would like to do something autobiographical, set to music. I don't know how I'm going to do it, but I'm going to try. ---->>>

It's no sin to admit that you feel vulnerable and lost. ---->>>

My life was very tenuous last year. My daughter's death, in March in 2007, was unexpected. It was a shock. I didn't know if I'd survive it. ---->>>

A friend hipped me to hypoglycemia, which an article I read calls 'a disease for a nation of sugar junkies.' Who knows how many people in this country have it? ---->>>

If the baby is sick, you won't find me showing up to play my gigs. If I have a contract, there is going to be a clause in that contract saying that if the baby is sick I will not appear. ---->>>

Give me a strapless gown and a rhinestone-studded guitar and some 55-year-olds in my audience, along with their kids and grandkids. Don't give me 'boogie'! ---->>>

I know there's a consciousness energy that operates completely independent of the physical body you inhabit, that maintains... awareness after the body's gone. ---->>>

I was totally ignored for a while... that's a hazard of signing with a small company who say how small they are and how close to the artists they are. Suddenly they don't have any time for you. ---->>>

I've sort of made up my mind that I have to do my career and I have to be a mother. These are my two responsibilities; of course the baby comes first. ---->>>

Once I get out onstage, it's the same sort of basic production that it is anywhere else. But I might be a little bit aware that there might be people I know out there, who wondered where I was. ---->>>

The first album was a very successful record. It made me very visible and it's an immediate association, but I don't do that anymore. Now I'm true to myself as an artist again. I'm more vocally oriented. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-17, 1950
Birthplace:
Die: 04-26, 2011
Occupation: Musician
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Phoebe Snow (born Phoebe Ann Laub; July 17, 1950 – April 26, 2011) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for her 1975 song "Poetry Man". She was described by The New York Times as a "contralto grounded in a bluesy growl and capable of sweeping over four octaves."(wikipedia)