Phrase by 'Nellie McKay'

I don't listen to much rap, really. I can rarely listen to a whole record of it, because musically, it's very formulaic, and oftentimes it doesn't have the best hooks on every track.

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  Best , I Can , Listen , Rap


Love is such a fleeting emotion. It's such a small part of the things you do in your life.

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  Life , Love , You , Love Is


You can criticize something you strive for, and you can avoid something you dream about.

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  You , Something , Dream , Avoid


I tried to be just a singer of standards when I was starting out. And there was nothing special enough about my voice to make it that far. So I feel a bit like Rod Stewart. Once you've had that rock career, people will give you that chance where otherwise they might not.

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  You , People , Feel , Chance


I love writing for dancers. You don't have to worry about the lyrics. I think to write words without music must be so frustrating. It must be always be so good, so perfect.

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  Love , Music , You , Good


In New York City, when they develop something, they never use the old buildings. It's so wasteful. Why not use what's there?

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  New , Never , City , Buildings


If we went back to the basics of vegetables, legumes, grains - the things closer to the Earth - it's a lot better for the Earth and for other people. We can feed more people, we can feed the starving people.

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  People , Back , Better , Vegetables


It's always so nerve-wracking being up there on stage. It's even harder playing in your hometown - and I have a couple of home towns - but, you're playing for all the people you knew in high school, so it causes no small degree of panic in my mind.

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  You , People , Home , Mind


I'd love to give my music to someone who really likes to wow the crowd. I feel like half the time I just want to hide in the dressing room!

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  Love , Music , Time , Feel


If you look through the century, certain things have gotten better and certain things have gotten worse. I wouldn't say overall that things have gotten better. I think you could say things have gotten worse, but I don't think you could say that things have gotten better. Overall. You can't say that.

Author: Nellie McKay - American Musician
  You , Look , Think , Better