Home' LOTL : October 2004 Contents HOW LUCKY CAN A GIRL
GET? IN TOWN TO
PROMOTE HER NEW ALBUM
HYMNS OF THE 49TH
PARALLEL, A TRIBUTE TO
ARTISTS, k.d. lang
DROPPED IN ON
NIC VAN DYKE.
Welcome back to Australia. I know
you like to take long walks when you
come to Sydney. Have you had a
chance to get out and about yet? Oh
yeah, I walked up to Paddington
Markets on the weekend and found a
great organic coffee shop, so I'm
You like Australia don't you? It's
probably every couple of years you
come here? Are you kidding? It's
like every 6 months.
You used to play volleyball and
javelin, were you able to watch any
Olympics? Oh yeah. I did Javelin,
shot-put, discus, volleyball,
basketball. But I didn't get to
watch very many events.
Was sport ever a career option for you? Well, my mother did think that I would be a good
physical education teacher, probably 'cause she thought what else can a young dyke do for
a living? (Laughter)
Last time we caught up you told me of your loft in LA where you paint, write and watch
passers by with binoculars. Did you bring your binoculars on this trip? I can't believe I told
you that. But no, I didn't bring any. Do you have some, can I borrow them? (Laughter)
Every so often we meet a person
whose life philosophy and
values make an impact on our own.
Then there are the voices we hear
that strike a special chord within us.
It's not often that you come across
someone who touches you on both
fronts. For me that person is k.d.
lang, and I was fortunate enough to
spend some time with her in our third
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