her grandmother

My Grandmother’s always been my idol, and I used to watch her and my mum when I was a kid. My mum was may be 25 or 30, over-emotional, going through all that ’What am I going to do with my life ? Who do I love ?’... all these dramas that you have at that age. My Grandmother was 45, a full-on housewife, but she’s also an abstract painter. She’s 76 now, and every time I go home she’s done something new. That’s very inspiring. So I guess I’ve always known that if I’m a really, really good girl and I work really hard and acquire a lot of experiences, if I’m lucky, when I’m 55 I might write a good tune.

Q Magazine, July 2001