Billie Related Quotes
The first time I heard a Billie Holiday record, I thought, 'What's so great about Billie Holiday?'
If I hear a record once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music - unless it's Billie Holiday.
The kid at 9 or 10 who knows who Billie Holiday is... that's the coolest thing ever.
I love the idea of having a kid who says, 'Yeah, of course I knew about Billie Holiday and Johnny Cash when I was nine years old.'
“I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way.”
My big influences are Joni Mitchell, and a lot of classical and Indian music, as well as Nina Simone and the personal blues and jazz of Billie Holiday. Other influences for me include Bjork, Nick Drake, and Sufjan Stevens.
“(billie joe) - "Punk is always something that's going to be with us and to try and explain that would be stupid at this point"”