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I just spoke from my heart. I did that all
around the country and told stories from
the book. I think that surprised me.
You’re an icon and role model for today’s
Australian female rock musicians – any
thoughts about that?
You know people say my life is a tragedy.
I don’t feel that at all. I’ve had a lot of
fun and I find it’s a small price to pay
to follow your dreams, what I’ve gone
through. But I find it amusing sometimes
that I’m an icon. I’m just me and I have to
live with me every day.
No one in Australian rock ‘n’ roll has
been able to fill your shoes. Why might
For the creation of me, as I write in the
book, the times were right. There were all
the right components around me. Mark
was a very good musician and together
we created something that was unique and
we had each other. I really don’t know.
It’s very male dominated in Australia and
I probably think the industry can be quite
Hmmm. I’ve seen a few girls down front
with their tongues hanging out. I hadn’t
put much thought into it. I saw a few girls
leaning over the stage looking up my
Do you have a lesbian crush?
No, I don’t think so but I like girls. Even
though I’ve been around a lot of boys
and bands and things like that – every so
often I come across a girl who is highly
evolved and has depth that I admire. That
I can look up to and who inspires me. I’ve
always learned the most from other girls.
Photo: Jasmine Hirst
Pain: My Life
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