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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Interview With Diane Birch

My interview with singer-songwriter Diane Birch—who's been compared to Carole King and Laura Nyro, and whose album Bible Belt was released last month—was posted today at GayWired.

Here’s an excerpt:
"In all honesty, I used to hate The Carpenters. Not hate. Hate's a strong word. But I associated that music with really old-fashioned, like, that's the kind of music that probably my parents would listen to if they were feeling wild. [Laughs]

"Then, I first heard [Carole King's] Tapestry when I was playing piano at the Beverly Hills Hotel. One of the waiters asked me if I knew any Carole King, and I was kind of like, 'No, it's not really my thing. I'm into Radiohead.

"One day I came to work and he had a little package for me on the piano. It was Tapestry. I put it in my car as I was leaving work and was like, 'Where has this been all my life?'"

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  • At 12:21 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    you have coffee and chat with the most interesting people. i am having coffee today with Noreen from accounting (I always want to shout Doreen after i say her name and do the roll call bit from Hairspray)! Falling in love with Tapestry is an essential part of life. As is loving at least one Carpenter's song (i'd go for I Need to be in love)

  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    Oh I'm so buying her album.

  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Paul, today I'm having coffee at lunch with Lady Stardust, who hasn't commented on here in months, the bitch!

    Moog, you'll really like it!


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