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" I'm old-school. I want to be there to drop off my daughter at school and pick her up. "
" The shows are so different from each other, depending on whether I play with my band, Nine Stories, other musicians, an orchestra, only one or two members of my band. "
" Again, I don't hold it against somebody if they don't know who I am - I don't know who a lot of people are. "
" I think people are always nostalgic for a time about 20 years before they were born. "
" When I was a kid, for me, the '60s seemed so far away. But I was actually born in the late '60s. "
" I didn't realize what an impact having a No. 1 single would have. It connects me with people of different ages, and I get to travel all over the world. "
" It's really hard to balance work and being a mother. "
" When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie? "
" Dweezil and I are going on tour with the band probably starting in the middle of February for a month probably playing a few songs from my new record and then I'll continue on after that tour. "
" When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren't glued to computers because they didn't exist, so being active was all we knew. "
" My nutritionist always said to eat whatever you want. "
" I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal. "
" One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself. "
" You should try to get what you want in life and try not to be limited. "
" I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer. "
" With my daughter, we do arts and crafts, we read a lot, we listen to music, and we cut the strings off balloons and bounce them around after birthday parties. "
" Although my dad was a doctor, we weren't necessarily a super-artsy family. We were just a classic, traditional family who got to take a lot of piano lessons and became a bunch of musicians. "
" A friend of mine once told me that I can't screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples' songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people's music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working. "
" My overnight success was really 15 years in the making. I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in bands and performing since I was 14. "
" Also, I'm always learning better and better how to prioritize and how to leave certain things for the next day. "
" I think a good mom is an awake mom. At least for me, I've always been a kinder, better person awake than sleep-deprived! "
" There's a variety and depth to the song topics I get to write about in children's music and books: being able to write about things I wouldn't normally write about, like a disappointing pancake, or monsters or opposite day is really different than writing about heartbreak and relationships. "
" I use my cell phone as much as I can - I talk to friends all the time. I'm like 2,000 hours a month. It's crazy. "
" Where I grew up in Dallas, things might be a little more traditional. People have the same things in mind. They're supposed to grow up, go to college, get a job, get married, and have children, grandchildren. That's the world I grew up in. "
" I want to work on some more complicated baking... and it would be interactive! "
" I always wanted to make a children's album because you have the freedom to explore so many wonderful topics and sounds. "
" I don't think I can tell any stories about how I lived in a van in Alaska. I grew up in the suburbs, I even had my own room. We weren't poor. Everything was very normal. "
" I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals. "
" Some people train for certain sports and I want to train to be able to hold a super heavy electric guitar and carry luggage around myself because I always have to have 7,000 pairs of shoes. Who cares about sports? "
" I eat fish and love bacon. Plus, I don't mind if soups are made with chicken or beef stock, I just don't like eating big pieces of meat. "
" I've made music for grownups most of my life as a singer/songwriter - often with my band, Nine Stories - recorded many albums, and 10 years ago I started recording kid's music, too. "