, a set of her reworked classics produced with her son Ben Taylor. It doesn’t have as much to do with me as it has to do with larger forces guiding hands in foreign lands. It was really fun for me to sit and write it on a different instrument than I had originally written it on. He studied chemistry when I was writing music, and was starting to be in the ER room when I was already tumbling down on the other side of my career. (strange segue) I have very high expectations for this record just because I happen to love it and I had so much fun doing it, and I’m very proud to be able to put this record out. And then I watched the surgery and everybody thought that I was going to be grossed out and have to be taken from the room on a stretcher. And you can see the small intestines, the large intestines, the colon, everything separates from each other. And then Richard, who is the surgeon who I love now, who I’ve been with for about three-and-a-half years, is a completely different temperament.
Follow @Dean Goodman Carly talked about her boyfriend, a laparoscopic surgeon who let her watch as he sliced people up. So to answer your question, if I had done anything I probably would have started a stamp collection or something! I became musically interested in all the different things that we could do. I think that occasionally there’s an interpretation of one of these songs that does have a melancholy feel to it. Going to watch him operate is the most magnificent thing. You can see this through the screen because the camera’s put through the navel.
### NOTE: Unrelated to the above interview, my gossipy rock bio Strange Days: The Adventures of a Grumpy Rock ‘n’ Roll Journalist in Los Angeles is available here.
You are the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.” I say, “No I’m not …” THAT’S SUCH A CONCEIT BECAUSE YOU ARE. I deliberately didn’t ask about ex-hubby James Taylor (yawn! ” So that’s where that whole ending came from, which seems to be coming out of nowhere, but it had a special memory for me. I GUESS I GRAVITATE TO THE DOWNER SONGS AND CONVENIENTLY IGNORE THE UPBEAT STUFF You want them to be down! I just tired myself out one day, just singing it and singing and singing and sounding more and more like a strangled cat. The next day I actually got the vocal that’s on the record now. I would so much rather have personality than perfection. And then Frank (Filipetti), who’s this incredible engineer who was just as involved as the rest of us were, took the filter, the compression, off on the choruses so it just jumps out at you. And then the third movement, you go down and become reflective and then at the very end is “Songbird,” which is a song that I had written in 1970. IS THAT A HISTORICALLY ACCURATE REPRESENTATION, OR DID YOU CONSIDER YOUR PEERS AND RIVALS TO BE DIFFERENT PEOPLE? I was also very influenced by Annie Ross, and by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald. I think the point of the book (excerpted in Vanity Fair) was all the men that we shared. I didn’t think that I could ever have sex with a man that I wasn’t going to marry. I REMEMBER WHEN YOU RE-SIGNED WITH ARISTA (FOR 2000’s ), CLIVE DAVIS EXITED SHORTLY AFTERWARDS I know. “Loving You Is the Right Thing to Do” I’d originally written on the piano and so I went to the guitar and wrote an arrangement. I’ve been with men who I’ve had a larger age difference with on both sides, both older and younger. No, it doesn’t have as much to do with age as it does to do with the fact that he pursued a very, very different career than I did. It’s a touchstone to something that’s gonna be wildly imaginative and different on the next record that I do of my own material, as “No Freedom” is my song. But I told them how much fun it was, and that I was going to be holding their hand when they woke up too. The top half of the abdomen goes up and leaves the liver to be really shown so that you can see the pancreas and the liver separate from each other. My second husband, he’s a poet and a writer and a wonderful one. Every morning I get a note under my door, because he has to leave so early to take the ferry over to the mainland to go to the hospital. They were lovers in the early 1970s and Simon has admitted she “adored” the actor, whom she dumped to marry songwriter James Taylor just as You’re So Vain with its lyric “I bet you think this song is about you” became a global hit.It reached the top of the charts in the US, No 3 in the UK and was voted the “ultimate song of the 1970s” in one poll.In their book "The Girl in the Song: The True Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics," Michael Heatley and Frank Hopkinson write that Billy Joel's hit "Uptown Girl" was actually not about his now-former wife supermodel Christie Brinkley, though she appeared in the music video.It was actually about another model, Elle Macpherson, who he was dating at the time.Secondly, I asked Alanis, 'I'm getting calls by the media, and they want to know who this guy is.' And she said, 'Well, you know it could be a bunch of people.But you can say whatever you want.' "Sometimes fans just make assumptions about lyrics. I really like to see the people that I’m singing to. IT WOULD BE GOOD IF YOU COULD PUT A LITTLE MEMOIR OUT, SHARE YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES I’ve talked to a number of publishers about it. I like to play small places because I’m much better in an intimate setting than I am in a large hall where I can’t see everybody.