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You've described yourself as
omnisexual. We spoke about that
It was good to talk to you, and you
know it's not good to talk to most
people about that.
Is there one question you dread
people asking you?
Yes. I dread people asking me who
I'm with. Everyone projects their
own shit onto it. It's hard enough
to keep a relationship clean and
functioning on a high level...
A lot of lesbians are attracted to
your work. Do you ever feel they
try to own you?
No, not enough actually. I think
they get mad that I'm not gay
enough. In New York as a
performance artist and as a musician
I was struggling with the fascist
contingent of gay women who
always kind of mocked me. So I guess I
carry that baggage. Melissa Etheridge is the
one that they own and she plays the part
perfectly and I couldn't be like her, even as
a gay woman I couldn't be like her. She's
the standard now. She loves it. She inspires
Tell us about the live show. Are you
going to do drumming?
Are you kidding? That's my favourite part
of the whole show.
What are you going to wear?
Of course I'll bring the jeans. Hopefully,
I'll be inspired to put some sexy things
Anything that shows the thighs.
You know, you're the only one that says
that! I'll do 'Sweet Sexy Woman' for
sure, 'Beautiful Girl'...we have a lot of
songs. Most people's favourites are from
the first three albums.
'Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover'?
Absolutely. Are you kidding me?
(Laughs) I like making the audience
happy. I'm not an artist who goes, Oh, I
don't want to do that again.
You knew that Sony won't release
Fiona Apple's third album?
Yes I did. See, it was my third album as
Do you think, thank god I got out?
I do because my fate would have been
dark if I'd stayed there. People can never
understand how I could make such a
"stupid" decision to leave a major label
but truly, I would have been caught in
Sophie B. Hawkins --
The Wilderness Tour
Thur 14 Corner Hotel
Richmond (03) 9427 9198
Sat 16 Governor
(08) 8225 8888
Sun 17 Clarendon
Katoomba (02) 4782 1322
Wed 20 Hotel Great
Northern Byron Bay
(02) 6685 6454
Thu 21 The Zoo Brisbane
Fri 22 Basement Sydney
(02) 9521 2797
Sat 23 Tilleys Divine Café
(02) 6247 7753
Sun 24 Bulli Heritage Bulli
(02) 4284 5884
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