Mary Chapin Carpenter
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Mary Chapin Carpenter
You know, that single girl life and that sense of isolation – that doesn’t leave you just like that. And that’s what that song is…
There’s timing. And then there’s also certain people at the record company who worked incredibly hard and were incredibly enthusiastic about what I was doing.
So I think that if I do feel more freedom right now in my career, it’s not so much because I have less at stake…
So I came home and I had a resume and everything, but the only job experience I had was just playing in bars and clubs…
It’s like the code of living by yourself. People who are single know what I’m talking about. You eat standing up, reading the paper. Or…
I’ve never… when I was having songs on the airwaves, and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure anywhere except from…
I think that every new record is a chance to… I think what it is for me is my heart and soul at that moment…
It’s a pretty frantic world that we live in.
It’s a marvelous feeling when someone says ‘I want to do this song of yours’ because they’ve connected to it. That’s what I’m after.
I don’t think you need to dumb down to a child, you merely have to be clear, you know?
I don’t really remember my folks singing to us, but they read to us.
Dreamland is a book, but it’s my song in book form. It’s translated itself into a different medium.
About age ten, we moved from the place where I was born, moved overseas.
You know, I didn’t have enough money to quit my day job… the myth of the major label deal. Nowadays, you have a tour bus…
I was a liberal arts junkie and I figured, well, I’ll go work for somebody somewhere. All I knew was that I was going to…
I kept thinking, I went to college and I have to get a real job.
Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World.
I’m a liberal arts junkie.
My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty…
I went to college and I never allowed myself to think for an instant that I would have this chance to do this.
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