What does it mean being a “muse”? Does this image oblige you in any way to behave differently?
I don’t know exactly what it means to be a muse, it’s such an ethereal and abstract concept. I would think that when I am personally inspired, enlived and excitable I could most readily ignite those qualities in others too.
Your manager organized meeting with David Lynch – what do you remember best from meeting him for the first time (looks, words etc.)?
David greeted me for the first time at the front door of one of his homes situated high in the Hollywood Hills. He stood before me in a white button down shirt half tucked out of his paint- splattered khaki pants. There was a lit cigarette hanging out of his smiling mouth. His hair was its classic shock of silver with remarkable thickness and height.
The moment he saw me he opened his arms for a big hug. I was overcome by his warmth and overall very easygoing nature.
We can’t find your video “Swing with me” on YouTube – do you know what has happened? Why? The video and song are really nice though J
The journey of an artist is fraught with twists and turns! High drama, even when unwelcome, seems to be a part of the package. I made that video with someone who no longer wishes to let it be seen. He feels justified in this decision and has control over whether it is public. We all make choices in our lives and we are hoping we are making the best choices. Sometimes time shows us we were perhaps not making our best most thoughtful choices when we hoped that we were! Could I be more vague? Probably not but suffice to say, I wish the video were still available for you to enjoy, I love it and I’m proud of it, but that apparently is not up to me. I am nostalgic, but I have moved on.
What are 3 most important things you always take on the road with you?
I need at least one pair of sky high solid platform heels. People ask me how I perform in them and I ask how could I perform without them! I take a good book – even if I never actually get to read more than a few pages here and there, it makes me feel better to have a book with me. I bring dark chocolate. It helps me sleep, it wakes me up, it is the perfect snack for every occasion.
You have travelled the world many times – do you remember your stay in Lithuania?
I do indeed. The show in Lithuania was significant because it was the only time I have played in modern movie theater. The screen for the visuals towered above us and the projector in the theater showed the visuals in high definition. It was such a thrill. Also, we were treated beautifully by the people who brought us to Vilnius and the crew who took care of us. I also remember that someone walked in on me accidentally when I was doing a change of clothes during the set. I think that person saw a lot of flesh! Hah! So hopefully that was a highlight for that person as well, I recall being rather amused.
Where are you always happy to come back to while touring?
I am honestly so happy to tour most anywhere around Europe. Sometimes the winter weather can be challenging because my Texas roots don’t take too kindly to extreme cold, but as far as the shows are concerned, I have been treated so wonderfully as an artist on a whole that I could choose 20 countries I’m excited to return too, Lithuania certainly among them.
Where do you feel most at home?
Besides in Texas or California, there are a couple of countries that I have been able to play a number of times and have started to feel like home upon returning. Lisboa, Portugal, has a similar feeling and climate to places I have lived in my life, and we have had been able to play there several times now, so I must say it’s starting to feel a little like home away from home.
How does your place where you create music look like? Where do you usually work on music with David?
I work in various studios around the world, some extremely simple mobile set up and some decked out and fully loaded spots. It really depends on the project and the goal of the sessions. If I’m just looking to make a demo of a song in my head, I hardly need anything more than a computer, audio interface, midi controller, and cords, a mic and a guitar and an amp. When I make music with David, it’s always in his personal recording studio that he designed that is located in his home in the Hollywood Hills. It’s a beautiful space with amazing gear and flawless acoustics and it’s run by one of the best engineers I have ever had the pleasure to work with, Dean Hurley.
Speaking about photos – you have many great shots; do you enjoy working in front of the camera?
I love being in front of the camera. I love to do photoshoots because it plays to my penchant for dress up, character acting and creating alternate universes.
Speaking about your outfits – what/who are your favorites in fashion?
My favorite designers are Mark Fast, Alexander McQueen, Emilio Pucci and Eli Saab.
Do you still do breasts self-massaging? What’s the effect?
Yes! I absolutely love my ritual of self-breast massage. I have always followed the prevention- is- the- best medicine way of things, and I believe that breast massage is a truly wonderful way to keep breast tissue healthy. The effect is a deeper sensual connection to one’s own body and deeper overall sense of peace and ease. I think that increasing physical self-awareness can lead to stronger intuitions about what your body is going through and what you can do to stimulate vitality. I’m addicted to feeling good. I’m willing to give significant attention and nurturing to my body so that it stays feeling good.
Do you believe in free love or one big lifetime love? Any other believes about relationship? J
I believe in many loves over many lifetimes. I believe in the power of passion and that passion can be nurtured and sustained throughout lifetimes if the parties are committed to that. I believe in an inexplicable mix of destiny and free will. I believe short- lived relationships can have major impact and can be just as noteworthy in a life story as long term ones. I believe the ultimate relationship is with your own self, and that the stronger that relationship is the stronger you can expect your relationship to others to be. Thank you for your questions.