MSN Chat , April 16th, 2002
 

Chat with Sheryl Crow, April 16th, 2002

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Digital Dish Diva says:
Welcome to MSN Live! This afternoon we are pleased to welcome Sheryl Crow to MSN Live for the first time. Sheryl's latest CD is "C'mon C'mon."

Digital Dish Diva says:

Hi Sheryl, welcome to MSN Live! Thanks for being here today.

Sheryl Crow says:

Hey everybody! I'm so happy that everyone's tuning in! It's such a great day. We finally have the record out.

Digital Dish Diva says:

Your schedule must be pretty crazy today as your CD is released. What's a day today like for you?

Sheryl Crow says:
For me, it's a great personal relief because it's finally finished and now people get to hear it. It's really exciting!
mindypr in Onstage1 asks:
Maybe I just don't get it, but what do the different numbers that are on your CDs mean? (31454 0959 2)

Sheryl Crow says:
It probably means track listing. On three of the tracks I have outside help, so it probably refers to the track listing.

alexsis021 in Onstage1 asks:
What is it like to collaborate with artists like Stevie Nicks?

Sheryl Crow says:
It's different with each artist. With Stevie, I know her so well, it's like working with a family member. We have a great time together and she's very receptive to new ideas. We had more fun in the studio than outside the studio. (laughs)

StoicMuse in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl, why was it important to do a tribute to 70's summer rock when you seem to have established such a niche in the music industry?

Sheryl Crow says:
I wouldn't call this album a tribute to 70's rock by any stretch of the imagination. There are melody driven rock songs that aren't the standard, and that might revisit the 70's but it wasn't intentional.

TDHSneth27 in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl, what do you think of Prince's cover of "Everyday is a Winding Road"? Will you be working with him more?

Sheryl Crow says:
I like his cover. I thought it was funny that he changed some lyrics to make it a gentler version. I'm still pals with him. I'm a big fan.

imasweet2th in Onstage1 asks:
How much emphasis do you place on the fans opinions? i.e. your clothes, hair, the songs they like or dislike etc.

Sheryl Crow says:
To be honest I don't read magazines or reviews just because I think it feeds into something that isn't healthy for me. It's better for me to keep my own vision and hopefully people will respect that.

iluvlilian0 in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl, you did collaboration with Kid Rock but why it wasn't included in your new album, "C'mon C'mon"?

Sheryl Crow says:
The collaboration I did with him actually went up on his record.

lindainitaly in Onstage1 asks:
I love "Weather Channel." It is a deep, intense mix of emotional music and poignant lyrics. You pictured the whole thing so well. How emotional do you get writing "delicate" songs like this? How do you do it?

Sheryl Crow says:
That particular song was inspired by a low period I went through. While you're writing, you're not editing yourself. You're trying to tell a truth. So those lyrics aren't calculated. Those songs are always the best songs to me.

spankyspeed in Onstage1 asks:

Did you learn anything in high school which proved essential to the success of your performance career?

Sheryl Crow says:
Thank you. Funny you should ask that. I learned how to learn which is the most valuable thing I learned in high school and college. And I learned how to twirl the baton. (laughs)

Digital Dish Diva says:
Has that skill ever come in handy since?

Sheryl Crow says:
Absolutely! I have twirled after a Wallflowers show in nothing but a bikini and body paint. (laughs)

Digital Dish Diva says:
I hope that is on a DVD somewhere. (laughs)

Sheryl Crow says:
For posterity. (laughs)

CarrieLeigh_1 in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl, your music has had (and still has) such an impact on my life. Is it hard to put such personally emotional thoughts in such a public medium?

Sheryl Crow says:
When I'm writing a song, it doesn't occur to me that people are going to hear it. I do it for selfish reasons. When a day like today comes and you know someone else is going to hear it, I get a little nervous. Hopefully the songs will resonate with them. That's what music has always been to me.

bonded35 in Onstage1 asks:

Sheryl, your songwriting is why I buy your albums. I was curious to know how many songs are there that didn't make the new album? P.S. You have the most striking eyes. Quite beautiful. Thanks! S.T.

Sheryl Crow says:
I think I recorded 21 songs and there are 13 on the U.S. version and 15 on the album outside the U.S. So I can say 6 definitely didn't make it.

MsCreation1 in Onstage1 asks:
I just got "C'mon C'mon" and I want to tell you that it is amazing. Thanks for another great record. After the difficulties you had naming it why did you eventually choose C'mon C'mon? Was it just the song or some other meaning? Thanks.

Sheryl Crow says:
I named it that because I felt like the long winter we went through, metaphorically speaking was a strong indication about having your time i.e. in the summer.

raven1053 in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl do you ever miss teaching and having a basic life or is that a silly question?

Sheryl Crow says:
I have a pretty basic life with the exception of all the traveling I do. I am able to keep some anonymity. I have dreams about being back in the classroom though. (laughs) I don't know what that means.

Digital Dish Diva says:
You could always teach a Master Class.

Sheryl Crow says:

I taught a short class at Dartmouth. It was fun to be back with college kids. They were much smarter than I was. (laughs)

Manolis_Varnasactor1 in Onstage1 asks:
Do you ever get stage fright?

Sheryl Crow says:
I do get stage fright every now and again. If it's live TV or live, I get nervous.

MusicianForLife in Onstage1 asks:
I heard you were inspired a bit by the Grateful Dead. Are you a Dead Head?

Sheryl Crow says:
I am totally not a Dead Head, I'm ashamed to say.

flash_guru5 in Onstage1 asks:
I heard you used to be a backup singer for the Eagles. Is that true?

Sheryl Crow says:

No. I backed up Michael Jackson and Don Henley but not the Eagles.

Juddy_Lo in Onstage1 asks:
Do you have any time for yourself now you're so busy?

Sheryl Crow says:
Not very much right now, but I'm scheduling a vacation, which is something I've never done before. So hopefully I'll have some free time.

strongenough53 in Onstage1 asks:
Will your concert in Central Park be released on DVD soon? Has anyone ever mentioned you switched the 2nd and 3rd verses on "White Room"? Just curious.

Sheryl Crow says:
No one's every mentioned that and it's entirely possible. Having said that, I'm going to go and check it out.

HskrShelby1 in Onstage1 asks:
Hi Sheryl! This CD makes me want to take a road trip. What kind of car do you drive?

Sheryl Crow says:
I have a little BMW X-5. It's the SUV. It's the first new car in my whole life.

wrightlulu in Onstage1 asks:
What is the "driving force" that keeps you going?

Sheryl Crow says:
I think the thing that keeps me going and interested in what I'm doing is that I feel I'm getting better at it and I just love my job. I have the best job in the world.

mbscoop in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl, "C'mon C'mon" is awesome! I'm listening to it now. Can't wait for the tour! What is your favorite song to perform live?

Sheryl Crow says:
I really enjoy playing "C'mon, C'mon" the song. It has a great lilt.

desodawg in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl what is your favorite instrument to play?

Sheryl Crow says:
I like to play bass while I'm performing. When I'm not performing I like to play the piano.

Shwiata in Onstage1 asks:
How was it like performing live with all of those great artists, sharing the stage for live in NYC?

Sheryl Crow says:
It is INSANE! I can't even explain how much fun that concert was!

imasweet2th in Onstage1 asks:
Can you solve a disagreement? On "Soak up the Sun" when you say "I got my 45 on. . ." Do you mean sunscreen or a 45 record?

Sheryl Crow says:

Honey, I am all about that sunscreen.

zeus_763 in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl, what's your favorite out of all the songs you have written?

Sheryl Crow says:
"My Favorite Mistake," "Riverwide," and "Home."

Suede418 in Onstage1 asks:
How do your and your incredible band decide what instrument you will play live? Are you going to play accordion on this tour? I see Mike plays it on "C'mon C'mon" live.

Sheryl Crow says:
We try to have a good mix of the old stuff and new stuff. We try to keep the show upbeat. I'll definitely be playing the accordion because no rock show is complete without it. (laughs)

LisaTski in Onstage1 asks:
When are you going to announce your tour? I know I can use a night out of singing and dancing.

Sheryl Crow says:
You got to get out more. (laughs) I think the dates are already out on the internet.

mbscoop in Onstage1 asks:

Sheryl, anymore plans to try your hand at acting? I loved you in "The Minus Man"! You seem like a natural.

Sheryl Crow says:
I think I'm a better musician than actor. I don't like being in front of the camera enough to not want to act.

RockinMom62 in Onstage1 asks:
Which do you find more technically difficult? Computers or Composing?

Sheryl Crow says:
I'm so not computer savvy so I would have to say computers are much more difficult to me.

spankyspeed in Onstage1 asks:
What was the first LP you can remember falling in love with?

Sheryl Crow says:
The first LP I got was with my own money was "ABC" by the Jackson Five.

AsleepDock in Onstage1 asks:
Is being on the road and touring one huge temptation to party?

Sheryl Crow says:
No, it's all work, no fun, no laughing, no great memories, just boring old work. Ha ha!

on_PAROLE1 in Onstage1 asks:
When did you feel that you had your calling in life and did it come with adversity?

Sheryl Crow says:
I always knew I wanted to be in music. My parents were musicians, and I always admired musicians. Anything that takes that long to develop and is full of adversity and rejection is worth it to me.

goth_chik_wales in Onstage1 asks:
What was your most memorable concert?

Sheryl Crow says:
My most memorable concert for me was when I was 13 and I went to see Peter Frampton. I remember thinking that was the most rad job.

Becky2SG in Onstage1 asks:
Sheryl, what's been the proudest moment of your career so far? How are you?

Sheryl Crow says:
Becky, thank you, I'm doing quite well. My proudest moment was singing with Pavarotti in Italy and my parents were in the front row. I think my mom finally thought I made it. All those piano lessons paid off. (laughs)

Suede418 in Onstage1 asks:

Sheryl, how is your beautiful dog "Scout". Does he still travel with you? Hope he is doing good!

Sheryl Crow says:

He's fine. I got him a new brother and sister from the pound. He's in great shape and ready to go on the road.

lsjhawk77 in Onstage1 asks:

Sheryl, so who do you listen to now and is there someone special that you would like to sing with that you haven't yet?

Sheryl Crow says:
I am listening to India.Arie, Outkast and Elton John's record. I would like to do something with India or Nelly Furtado. I think she's great.

harry_hood_0 in Onstage1 asks:
If you could follow one band for a summer tour, past or present, who would it be?

Sheryl Crow says:
Oh gosh! Cheap Trick or Queen.

goth_chik_wales in Onstage1 asks:
What question do you get asked the most?

Sheryl Crow says:
Right now I get asked if I had plastic surgery, and the answer to that is absolutely not.

Digital Dish Diva says:
Sheryl, thank you for joining us this afternoon to talk with your fans about your new CD "C'mon C'mon."

Sheryl Crow says:
I'm so happy everybody tuned in. I wish I could answer everyone's questions. I look forward to getting out this summer and seeing you all.

 

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