I actually started playing in Santa Barbara at the farmers market when I was
My dad worked for a wire company. I would say we were middle to upper-middle class—I think somewhere in there. Well, you were richer than I was. I just want to make it very clear that I come from very humble beginnings, and I worked for everything! I was not even allowed to mention the name Madonna.
I think for my parents and their belief systems, the idea that I would be influenced by that was very scary. A little bit, at least. To be honest, it should probably be a cautionary thing for parents.
Unfortunately, I think a lot of people are affected more by the idea of fame than the actual work ethic involved. I mean, look at the number of people who actually get the opportunity. I would not let it go. I started going back and forth to Nashville when I was My first record was a gospel record that I recorded there.
I actually started playing in Santa Barbara at the farmers market when I was Well, we have something in common because I worked at a farmers market once selling peaches. I definitely want to do a Patty Griffin—esque thing at some point. I do some acoustic stuff in my show, a couple of songs. So maybe you need to try something different—at least for now. People tried to do a lot of stuff with me early in my career where they tried to shape me into one thing or another—you know, when I was on other labels that eventually dropped me.
You seem to have a good group of girls around you, and people are responding to you. I think sometimes that research is bullshit. I mean, when I first came to L. Now I have a confidence because my research shows that I should just really trust my instincts. Well, I think that really resonates with people.
But were you influenced by any of those people I mentioned? Before that, I was actually really into Christian music. I knew all about the Christian music scene, which was a very small kind of sect. But I knew all about that world. Then my mom would let me listen to, like, Billie Holiday and Etta James and really classic stuff like that. I got a record by Queen, which was so influential for me.
Those two records were the only things I listened to for probably two years straight. And then I got into more electronic music. Sacrifice is such a key word when it comes to this kind of role. There will be a lot of sacrifices if you decide you want to live this life. She was going through so many evolutions at that time. One day she was doing a sex book, and the next day she was doing Ray of Light . She left so many huge visual impressions on people, and I think for my parents, with their belief systems, the idea that I would be influenced by that at such a young age was very scary.
I feel like I give a lot of energy and do a lot of work. My job is for the people. I still, every day, continue to go out and get it. I probably even work harder now than I did when I was trying to make it, you know?
Now, on a similar note of doing what you do for public consumption. Who wrote that rule? No one wrote that rule. I heard this story about Elvis Presley. Apparently, if Elvis went out in public, he would always take pictures with any of his fans who asked. No matter what, he would always do it.
It was the s. Not everyone had a camera. I think, for me, when it comes to meeting young kids and stuff, I always try to do everything and anything they want. Kidney, liver, blood transfusion—you want it, you got it. What I wanted to be and who I am is a singer and a songwriter.
I wanted to be onstage, and I wanted the world to hear my music. The product of that is fame and the disgusting celebrity that goes along with it.
No one made that rule. You have to be prepared to actually make that sacrifice. You had a little thing in Get Him to the Greek , though, right? But I guess you were playing yourself. It was, like, me playing myself as a quote-unquote singer. This is a really dumb question, and yet I still really want to know your answer to it.
Like, do you see yourself in Florida, all tanned and cruising on Miami Beach? She also has the coolest outfits and tchotchke collections that she has gathered from her days of garage- and estate sale-ing. So I hope I have the same kind of personality that I do now, but a little bit more of my grandma in there. Will your hair still be falling out? Either that, or I want to be one of those New York ladies who wears red lipstick and walks through the park wearing all black.
In fact, I talked about it so much while we were making the last movie that I did, that as a wrap gift everyone got me the first season on DVD. Well, I sent out a Christmas gift basket to some people filled with a few of my favorite things, and the first season of Ancient Aliens was one of the things I included.
The first time it came on, it was like a two-hour special. I just watched it over and over again. Every night, I would see something different in it. He puts weird inflections on words and just gets tanner and tanner and his hair gets bigger and bigger as the series goes on. I made everyone on my tour watch it. Kristen Wiig is currently in her seventh season on Saturday Night Live.
She can next be seen in the film Friends with Kids. Published February 8, Katy Perry Just how big is Katy Perry? Is this Katy Perry? Were you singing and dancing around in little shorts? I am fascinated by this chicken backpack. We call it the chicken bomb now. That was my first time there. I was a little nervous. Lorne Michaels has a time machine.
Well, you did a lot on that show. I have a lot of love for that man. Follow me on Twitter! Only instead of spraying it at the audience I had thecan backward and sprayed it all over my awesome hair. Everybody thought that was pretty funny. Except maybe the hair people, I guess. Do you have conscious influences?
I still love Freddie Mercury. And then there was Alanis Morrisette. Jagged Little Pill was huge for me. One of the vivid memories of my childhood is swinging on the swing set singing "Ironic" at the top of my lungs.
I went to Christian school, so I got into a little trouble for that one. There were a couple of choices in the pile for covers. Do you think that UR So Gay enforces a negative stereotype? Every time I play that song, everybody has come back laughing. That song is about a specific guy that I used to date and specific issues that he had. The song is about my ex wearing guyliner and taking emo pictures of himself in the bathroom mirror.
The listeners have to read the context of the song and decide for themselves. Nobody likes to brag. I think that my music makes pop-music cool again. Katy Perry plasters breasts. Katy Perry Mercury Lounge. Home Katy Perry Katy Perry:
Perry’s songs are fun, upbeat, and frothy—a little teen-girl wacky, a little cartoon cute, a little Harajuku rebellious—but they’re also shot through with a razor-sharp wit. Additionally, Dua revealed to Katy that she once pulled her up on stage during Perry's "California Dreams Tour" years ago, and explained exactly how it happened. Take a look at just a few fun facts we learned during Katy Perry's V Magazine interview with Dua Lipa. below. Apr 12, · Katy Perry Interviews Dua Lipa About ‘New Rules’ & Career Goals Dua Lipa graces the cover of V Magazine's music issue, out on newsstands on May 3. Inside the issue, Katy Perry .