She reminds me so much of you!

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by Jan Seides
Saturday 6th June, 2009, 6:37pm

This morning, one of my daughters called up excitedly to tell me “You have to listen to this song. She reminds me so much of you!” and I had to think about how many times I’ve heard this, and it’s direct opposite, “You remind me so much of…..(fill in here)”

So I decided to make a list of all of these singer/songwriters from the first category and some place where you could listen to their music. Between us, maybe we can come up with a common thread.

Suzanne Vega – Marlena on the Wall – I think that was because she was the first to get a contemporary folk hit on the radio in that decade. Or maybe because she too had red hair. This was the first time anything like this was said to me, and I was enormously honored.

Tori Amos – Winter – I was compared to her in a review. Here’s my opinion: I love Tori Amos, and have great respect for most of her music. I don’t sound at all like her. I don’t look at all like her either, except for the fact that we both have long red hair. And we’re both female.

Judi Collins – Colorado – I’ll definitely take this one! It was Judi Collins who inspired me to perform in the first place. And I adore this song.

Amy Rigby – Keep it to Yourself – A family member sent  me her song “Cynically Yours” and said “I don’t know what you’ll think of this song, but it sounds to me almost like someone is copying you”. I can’t find video of it, but here’s an mp.3 Cynically Yours

Lily Allen – F**k You (original version)or for the more sensitive (clean version) – This is the one my daughter called me about. Since I play for families and old ladies, I probably wouldn’t have recorded this, but I do recognize the attitude.

Which may be the common thread…..

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