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by Anonymousreply 30512/11/2012

I thought that Til Tuesday was pretty good. They were an example of a good 80's pop sound. It's a shame people only remember them for Voices Carry. And Aimee's hair, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 107/24/2010

There was the band member in Til Tuesday that was always mistaken for a female. poor dear.

by Anonymousreply 207/24/2010

Yes r2, his look was hilarious. Perfectly 80's. I liked his guitar sound.

by Anonymousreply 307/24/2010

I loved "What About Love" a few years later.

But the Voices Carry cassette got quite a workout in my college days. Every tune sounded great in the car, driving around wasted.

"don't watch. me. bleed."

by Anonymousreply 407/24/2010

Aimee was dating the ugly drummer in the band.

by Anonymousreply 507/24/2010

I saw Aimee in concert last year or the year before at the Vancouver Folk Fest. She came out and made a joke that her music wasn't "folk" and she wouldn't be playing any jigs etc (or something like that)%0D %0D Thought she looked great. She seemed very tall.

by Anonymousreply 607/24/2010

Did you ever see the movie Liquid Sky? The actress in that is Aimee Mann-esque.

by Anonymousreply 707/24/2010

How tall is she? She looks like she's about 5'11, having never seen her in person. Is that about right?

by Anonymousreply 807/24/2010

Great live, wonderful songwriter

by Anonymousreply 907/24/2010

What is the big stir about her on the outrageous gossip thread about?

by Anonymousreply 1007/24/2010

I worked with her a long time ago. I'd say she's about 5'8". I'm 5'9" and she was just about eye level.

by Anonymousreply 1107/24/2010

When I saw her live, she looked about seven feet tall.

by Anonymousreply 1207/24/2010

Remember when she did backup vocals for Rush?

by Anonymousreply 1307/24/2010

I find her insufferable, boring and most of all, full of shit.%0D %0D Always tries to act like she's above it all, but would attend the opening of a hot dog stand provided it gave her publicity.%0D %0D Loved when she said she was going to boo and make a scene at the oscars the year she was nominated if Phil Collins was announced the winner, to make a big stink about commercial music. Naturally, nothing happened.%0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 1407/24/2010

R11, what is she like in person?

by Anonymousreply 1507/24/2010

She is married to the "Romeo in Black Jeans" guy.

by Anonymousreply 1607/24/2010

Kind of a has been at this point, no?

by Anonymousreply 1707/24/2010

[quote]Loved when she said she was going to boo and make a scene at the oscars the year she was nominated if Phil Collins was announced the winner, to make a big stink about commercial music.

Phil Collins? That may be one of the few scenarios where I could justify the booing. I cannot stand him.

by Anonymousreply 1807/24/2010

I liked her. She seemed a little shy. Also funny and smart and very focused on her career and having commercial success. This was before Voices Carry really hit. She's worked very hard for the success she's had. I don't know for sure, but I got the feeling around her that she didn't come from a lot of money and having some financial stability was important to her. I'm not saying she's a craven gold digger, because that definitely wasn't my impression of her, just that she wanted to be sure of a roof over her head and food in the refrigerator, and she thought the band might be her route to that.%0D %0D I just googled her height and found reports of 5'11 1/2 all over the web. lol. Definitely not true.

by Anonymousreply 1907/24/2010

[quote]She is married to the "Romeo in Black Jeans" guy.

The song is "No Myth" and the guy is one of the Penn brothers, Michael.

by Anonymousreply 2007/24/2010

Someone in another thread said that there was gossip that she had an um, James Haven/Angie type relationship with her brother, and attributed the rumor to Blue Agave I believe. Anyone remember this being discussed on DL or anywhere else?

by Anonymousreply 2107/24/2010

[quote]I just googled her height and found reports of 5'11 1/2 all over the web. lol. Definitely not true.

Then 7 feet it is!

by Anonymousreply 2207/24/2010

Does she have a drug problem?

by Anonymousreply 2307/24/2010

Her 1980's white hair is probably her natural color now.

by Anonymousreply 2407/24/2010

I know the rumor on that one site (I think it was called the A List) which had rumors about hunreds of stars said in summary that she does some drugs and seems nice enough when not spaced out on drugs.

by Anonymousreply 2507/24/2010

She totally had the looks to be a famous model.

by Anonymousreply 2607/24/2010

She never had model looks. Her face is way too sharp. She looks like some kind of vicious bird.

by Anonymousreply 2707/24/2010

She had rock and roll's first top 40 charting transexual as a bandmate.

by Anonymousreply 2807/24/2010

Who is the transexual?

by Anonymousreply 2907/24/2010

Her hit was actually a better video than a song.

by Anonymousreply 3007/24/2010

[quote]She never had model looks. Her face is way too sharp. She looks like some kind of vicious bird.

I see what you're saying and I guess it's just my own personal taste. It's a type of face I've always found beautiful, people either don't like it or really like it a lot.

by Anonymousreply 3107/24/2010

I always thought that Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore, and Aimee Mann looked great for their ages. And all of them were born in 1960.

by Anonymousreply 3207/24/2010

R28 was just joking, the Til Tuesday guitarist(male) looked like a female.

by Anonymousreply 3307/24/2010

The actor who played the abusive boyfriend in the first vdeo didn't look nearly as hot under different lighting in the follow-up.

by Anonymousreply 3407/24/2010

I want to know what her brother/boyfriend looks like.

by Anonymousreply 3507/24/2010

OP, thank you for making this thread.

Also, I'm wondering if any information has really surfaced about her family and background. Like her upbringing and stuff.

I do know that she said she went to a dangerous school and that she and her brothers were harassed and bullied badly and she would hide out in rooms in the school.

And she's had a dating pattern of all hideous men. She seems a bit troubled, maybe neglectful parents or something.

by Anonymousreply 3607/24/2010

Of course it's just a rumor about the brother, but I'd like to see what her siblings and parents look like too. I think it's always fun to see the families of celebrities, it helps make them seem less distant.

by Anonymousreply 3707/24/2010

I wonder if the song still holds up for today's young people.

by Anonymousreply 3807/24/2010

Go to this link and listen to these two songs: 'On Sunday' and 'No One Is Watching You Now'.

Beautiful, angelic vocals. Touching pop songs.

by Anonymousreply 3907/24/2010

[quote]I wonder if the song still holds up for today's young people.

Voices Carry? The song was before my music listening time, and I think it sounds very solid today.

by Anonymousreply 4007/24/2010

Her music really depresses me, but I like most of it. I wonder if she depresses herself.

by Anonymousreply 4107/24/2010

The songs from Whatever are great. In particular, I should have known and Stupid Thing.

by Anonymousreply 4207/24/2010

She seems like she has suffered from depression, I would guess.

by Anonymousreply 4307/24/2010

On Sundaaaaaaayyy!

by Anonymousreply 4407/24/2010

Pavlov's Bell is an outstanding song, I defy you to not like it. Not only is the song great, but the production is perfect. I especially love the very beginning:

by Anonymousreply 4507/24/2010

What's Michael Penn like and why does he release so little music?

by Anonymousreply 4607/24/2010

All of her songs seem to be about addiction, but when she's been asked about it she deflects and says she knows people with problems and is interested in psychology. I don't buy that someone who doesn't have a substance abuse problem would write obsessively about them.

by Anonymousreply 4707/24/2010

[quote]What's Michael Penn like and why does he release so little music?

He's ugly and creepy looking.

by Anonymousreply 4807/24/2010

[quote]All of her songs seem to be about addiction, but when she's been asked about it she deflects and says she knows people with problems and is interested in psychology. I don't buy that someone who doesn't have a substance abuse problem would write obsessively about them.

I agree with you. Perhaps she has reformed, but either way I definitely think she's writing about herself. She seems like she has emotionally walled herself off.

by Anonymousreply 4907/24/2010

The porn star Anita Blonde looks a lot like her.

by Anonymousreply 5007/24/2010

Is she friends with Robin Wright?

by Anonymousreply 5107/24/2010

Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 5207/24/2010

She needs to gain about ten pounds.

by Anonymousreply 5307/24/2010

Did any of Til Tuesday's other songs get MTV airplay?

by Anonymousreply 5407/24/2010


by Anonymousreply 5507/24/2010

Hello 'til Tuesday fans! If you want to hear the original demo tracks for most of the Voices Carry songs, go to the link below. Its a website run by a man who worked at the studios where tons of music was recorded and he's posting them for free downloads. Early TT pics also at the site if you navigate around. Free music. Can't be beat.

by Anonymousreply 5607/24/2010

R56, it needs an email and a password.

by Anonymousreply 5707/24/2010

All ten would, probably, go to her hips, r53.

by Anonymousreply 5807/24/2010

Why the hips, r58?

by Anonymousreply 5907/24/2010

Is she pear shaped?

by Anonymousreply 6007/24/2010

Her song "Video" is on constant rotation on my ipod.

by Anonymousreply 6107/24/2010

She's one of the best songwriters out there right now. All her albums of the 2000's have been first rate. %0D %0D Not sure about her hips and their alleged pear-shapedness though.

by Anonymousreply 6207/24/2010

Nope, she is tall and lanky.

by Anonymousreply 6307/24/2010

Red Vines is my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 6407/24/2010

She's tall, with narrow shoulders and wide hips. I've seen her in concert and that's the first thing you notice when she removes her guitar.

by Anonymousreply 6507/24/2010

R64, I prefer those chocolate covered snow caps!

by Anonymousreply 6607/24/2010

Maybe she wears hip padding because the guitar hurts her.

by Anonymousreply 6707/24/2010

So does she have a juicy caboose?

by Anonymousreply 6807/24/2010

"She needs to gain about ten pounds."

She's always looked ill and anorexic, she needs to gain more like 20-25 pounds.

In that Rush video, she looks like a tall skinny man. Remember, people look heavier in photos and in film, so imagine how skinny she is in real life?

Any kids with Michael Penn? Isn't he really short and unattractive?

by Anonymousreply 6907/24/2010

[quote]Isn't he really short and unattractive?

Short, I don't know. Unattractive? He's a troll.

by Anonymousreply 7007/24/2010

I have an admission to make. I constantly post on DL because I don't have nay friends. I have immsne social anxieites so my only connection is the people on here. Take care of yourselves.

by Anonymousreply 7107/24/2010

Hi, Amy/r71!

by Anonymousreply 7207/24/2010

Magnolia the movie. She was flawless.

by Anonymousreply 7307/24/2010

lol r72! Thanks for that. I have a lot of admissions to make. I went by the name Deschanel Lover on here, but I am not obsessed with her. I don't know what happened to me. something is wrong

by Anonymousreply 7407/24/2010

It's okay to eat fish 'Cause they don't have any feelings

by Anonymousreply 7507/24/2010

I think Haviland Morris in Sixteen Candles looks a little like Aimee with her angular features.

by Anonymousreply 7607/24/2010

It's amazing how many untalented people make it purely on hype, whether it be musicians, actors/actresses and fine artists.

I always wonder about a remarkable songwriter or a band toiling away in some dive bar because they simply can't get their music heard or in the hands of the right people at record companies. Yet nasally whiners like Aimee Mann get famous?

Her music is so damn depressing, add a too-cool-for-the-room personality and I really don't get her appeal at all. She conveys no emotion other than being depressed.

When she performs on talk shows and the host comes over at the end, she's emotionless, no smile towards the host, no nothing, she's got that weird ice princess stare going on, apparently all the time. I find her insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 7707/24/2010

Aimee is much better looking imo. She also has cat eyes.

by Anonymousreply 7807/24/2010

I will absolutely kill myself.

by Anonymousreply 7907/24/2010

Her music has that effect, r79.

by Anonymousreply 8007/24/2010

Her Magnolia soundtrack, which much of the movie was actually based on, is one of the best albums of the past 20 years. Really insightful, original, potentially life-changing songs (and beautifully produced by her husband).

by Anonymousreply 8107/24/2010

I turned Stranger into Starman

in the Sunday New York Times

Like Anne Sexton with her star rats

working backwards till it rhymes

For the love of God you can't tell me again

For the love of God you can't tell me again

With a pencil and eraser I've rewritten all your crimes

I turned Stranger into Starman

in the Sunday New York Times

by Anonymousreply 8207/25/2010

I think my favorite is Invisible Ink now.

by Anonymousreply 8307/25/2010

At least Aimee Mann didn't have to dress like a bimbo back in the day because she actually had talent.

by Anonymousreply 8407/25/2010

Til Tuesday got kicked off their label for low sales. She married into a Hollywood Dynasty and had enough dough from doing so to start her own record label.

by Anonymousreply 8507/25/2010

She went to some fancy music school in Boston in her youth. Sometimes plays shows around here.%0D %0D I love Save Me off the Magnolia soundtrack. VERY good.

by Anonymousreply 8607/25/2010

Til Tuesday got kicked off their label for low sales. She married into a Hollywood Dynasty and had enough dough from doing so to start her own record label.%0D %0D That is so true, r85.

by Anonymousreply 8707/25/2010

I like Save Me, Deathly, Wise Up Little Tornado. The last CD is pretty good, too.%0D %0D I think part of her "coldness" is sticking true to punk roots and not being a show biz fake. It's about being real and perhaps she is an introvert. I thought - how would I be if I were onstage singing - maybe something like that. I don't do bullshit and small talk.%0D %0D You can see her performing and talking a bit on the Q radio show on youtube (which is filmed)

by Anonymousreply 8807/25/2010

The record company wanted her to do crap (stupid crap) she didn't want to do

by Anonymousreply 8907/25/2010

Thank you, r89.

by Anonymousreply 9007/25/2010

Star Hits magazine once referred to the feminine guitar player as "Girl Robert.

by Anonymousreply 9107/25/2010

She's wonderful in concert, very witty and sexy as hell. I agree about her severe look: love it or hate it. The video for 31 Today, directed by Bobcat Goldthwaite, features Morgan Murphy with Aimee playing straight man. I fucking love Mann's lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 9207/25/2010

I do think she is an introvert and kind of weird, and it can read as being unfriendly.

by Anonymousreply 9307/25/2010

Great point, r93.

by Anonymousreply 9407/25/2010

I absolutely loved Whatever and Welcome Home, Til Tuesday's second album. After that I never bought anymore of her stuff. I guess like Beth Orton, a couple of CD's and you pretty much get it. Then I hear some of her new stuff, like Save Me and i am reminded of her brilliance. She is depressing but very talented. I know she comes across as above it all but the reality of it, she is pretty much above it all. She has released her own music and had success doing her own thing while rejecting the uber commercialism of the modern music industry. Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 9507/25/2010

She has said that when she was growing up, she was always a tomboy doing things like climbing trees. She was the only girl in the family and was used to being around boys. And no, I am not implying that she is gay or bi.

I think she is introspective and antisocial by nature. She seems kind of awkward and disconnected. Maybe it is a form of self protection.

by Anonymousreply 9607/25/2010

And aren't the people who post on DL above it all, too?

by Anonymousreply 9707/25/2010

Wow this thread is light on the gossip. I know people who know her... She's on twitter under an alias - Jane Gomez. Get to it.

by Anonymousreply 9807/25/2010

She's Tweet protected.

by Anonymousreply 9907/25/2010

[quote]Wow this thread is light on the gossip.

Got any to share? Not being sarcastic, just curious.

by Anonymousreply 10007/26/2010

She was in "The Big Lebowski."

by Anonymousreply 10107/26/2010

Yeah, tell us R98 - about Aimee Mann or Jane Gomez

by Anonymousreply 10207/26/2010

I saw her at the LA Times Festival of Books two years ago and she was very tall and thin and looked like an albino. She was talking with some other famous person after a panel, but I can't remember who it was.

by Anonymousreply 10307/26/2010

Just read on WIkipedia that the original version of Voices carry was about a "she" but her label made her change it to "he". Is she bi? Was she in the '80's?

by Anonymousreply 10407/26/2010

I've always thought she looks like a bird.

by Anonymousreply 10507/26/2010

She was very pretty around the time of "Whatever".

by Anonymousreply 10607/26/2010

Huh, well, it seems likely if that's accurate. I have a hard time imagining her enjoying sex with anyone, though.

by Anonymousreply 10707/26/2010

She should be bi or lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 10807/26/2010

R11, did you work with her when she worked at Newbury Comics in Boston? It was pretty well-known that she worked there before she got the big break.%0D %0D Til Tuesday played at my college's end of school/graduation concert in Boston back in 1984 - just before Voices Carry became a hit. I was so pissed that I didn't go...

by Anonymousreply 10907/26/2010

when 'Til Tuesday performed (Believed You Were) Lucky on letterman, censors didn't catch her last lyric, "Oh life could be fucking great" and it aired in its entirety

by Anonymousreply 11007/26/2010

Anyone else been to her Christmas shows? They're a riot. It's sort of like going to an anti-Christmas party, but at the same time enjoying many things that *used* to make Christmas special. Love her.

While I liked "Voices Carry" enough, Til Tuesday's third (and final) album, "Everything's Different Now", was my favorite, and still gets plenty of listens these days.

by Anonymousreply 11107/26/2010

She went Berklee School of Music in Boston. Her Italian keyboard player was hot and is not a sculptor.

by Anonymousreply 11207/26/2010

I played on the same bill with her a few times in the early 80's, prior to Voices Carry, and bumped into her socially occasionally. We had mutual friends.

by Anonymousreply 11307/26/2010

I like this photo of her:

by Anonymousreply 11407/26/2010

A flock of lesbians?

by Anonymousreply 11507/26/2010

Now this is better:

by Anonymousreply 11607/26/2010

I like her album Bachelor No2. a lot. It's a really tight album and every songs on it is good. And from Lost in Space I like The Moth. Bus, as I said on another thread, I went to one of her shows and it was dull, dull, dull. Same with Beth Orton live.

by Anonymousreply 11707/26/2010

Have any of you heard Trespassers William, the lead signer sounds so, so, so like Aimee, take a listen.

by Anonymousreply 11807/26/2010

lol, R115!

by Anonymousreply 11907/26/2010


by Anonymousreply 12007/26/2010

So who was her girlfriend? The one she wrote Voices Carry about? And are we enjoying the irony that the record label made her change the lyrics of a song about two closeted lesbians into a song about a dysfunctional hetero relationship?

by Anonymousreply 12107/26/2010

R121, her being a lesbian would help explain her choice why she's been with ugly men.

by Anonymousreply 12207/26/2010

But straight women end up with less attractive men all the time.

by Anonymousreply 12307/26/2010

boring straight women, not artistic attractive women

by Anonymousreply 12407/26/2010

Straight women don't write first person songs about closeted lesbians for their pop debut albums in 1984.

by Anonymousreply 12507/26/2010

She's straight for chrissake. Aimee's always gotten along great with guys. In fact she's more comfortable around guys. So women mistrust her and she knows it. That's where "Voices Carry" comes from.

Also, she's not a druggie. Quite the opposite. She's been very supportive of friends who go into recovery. Much of "Lost in Space" was inspired Paul Thomas Anderson; their friendship ended over his cocaine abuse.

by Anonymousreply 12607/26/2010

'Voices Carry' was about her recent breakup with her boyfriend who was also in the band. The gender was originally changed to protect the innocent. The label felt the song would be more commercial if she punished the guilty. Say what you will about conglom-rock, they were right.

by Anonymousreply 12707/26/2010

I have absolutely no idea if she's a lesbian or a druggie, but it is common for artists to write things besides autobiography. Even songwriters. Robbie Robertson, for example, was not actually a veteran of the Civil War on the Confederate side. Johnny Cash did not, in fact, kill a man in Reno just to watch him die.

by Anonymousreply 12807/26/2010

It says it was about her romantic breakup with a male bandmate on wikipedia.

by Anonymousreply 12907/26/2010


by Anonymousreply 13007/27/2010

More about her troubled school experiences, please.

by Anonymousreply 13107/27/2010

I don't even think she is severe looking. I think she has a great angular face, and is a classic beauty.

by Anonymousreply 13207/27/2010

Didn't she fuck around with Elvis Costello? Not sure if it was before or after she married Penn, though.

by Anonymousreply 13307/27/2010

Met her at the bar at a Jellyfish concert with the band Dig opening (I think?). She's very modest and unassuming in person, I did get a very dyke-y vibe. She went to Berklee School of Music.

by Anonymousreply 13407/27/2010

No one remembers the hot Italian keyboard player who is now a sculptor?

by Anonymousreply 13507/27/2010

She's a bit pretentious and twee as a songwriter. She's never had a hit on her own, and this is why. She doesn't rock enough to connect with the masses. Unlike Kim Carnes.

by Anonymousreply 13607/27/2010

Twee? Kim Carnes?

by Anonymousreply 13707/27/2010

Didn't she have a big falling out with David Geffen? I think she wrote a song about him, could have been "Way Back When" I think it was it has the line, " Welcome David, what's his name again"

by Anonymousreply 13807/27/2010

Today my favorite Aimee Mann song is You Could Make A Killing.

by Anonymousreply 13907/27/2010

R136, I agree. I think that she needs to shake things up a bit and try some different styles and be less monotone and sullen. You can do darker or more personal music that is a bit more exciting. I think she does the intellectual/literate thing a bit too much with her lyrics and needs to do things with a bit more feeling and imagination.

by Anonymousreply 14007/27/2010

R140=Annie Lennox

by Anonymousreply 14107/27/2010

Her last album-but-one was a concept album.

by Anonymousreply 14207/27/2010

R126-R129: party-poopers%0D %0D R134 "dyke-y vibe": yeah!%0D %0D r136: I hope you are joking about the masses and Kim Carnes. Save Me!

by Anonymousreply 14307/27/2010

Yeah! She should pull a Liz Phair and go for that mass appeal!

by Anonymousreply 14407/27/2010

Um, I think the "intellectual/literate thing" is badly needed in the age of American Idol, GWB, reality TV, Sarah Palin, Facebook, texting, etc etc.

by Anonymousreply 14507/27/2010

Her music skews oldies at this point. She needs a major revamping a'la Melissa Manchester when she did 'You Should Hear How She Talks About You' if she hopes to keep up with the young folks.

by Anonymousreply 14607/27/2010

Maybe she just wants to make her own kind of music. Some artist are content with that.

by Anonymousreply 14707/27/2010

She's 50. It makes sense that her audience wouldn't be teenagers.

by Anonymousreply 14807/27/2010

Lisa Germano is over 50, and gets a cool young audience, but I guess Geek the Girl is a million miles away from her work. But I think you can be ovey 50 and get a young audience, like The Go Go's Our Lips Are Sealed is still a uber-hot song among cool LA kids.

by Anonymousreply 14907/27/2010

I heard her say she gets all ages at her concerts.

by Anonymousreply 15007/27/2010

I wasn't saying cheesy pop(or even pop) or mass appeal. I meant something a bit less dry.

by Anonymousreply 15107/27/2010

Her music is pop as far as genre goes.

by Anonymousreply 15207/27/2010

Mann is a pop songwriter. She has plenty of catchy hooks.

by Anonymousreply 15307/27/2010

Well, she is not going to shake her booty like Shakira.

by Anonymousreply 15407/27/2010

love this picture

by Anonymousreply 15507/27/2010

Did you know she was in a Twitter War with Ice T?

by Anonymousreply 15607/27/2010

She was right, and she's a wuss for retracting her comments/apologizing.

And his response shows that he is both a jerk and thin skinned. Arrogant moron.

by Anonymousreply 15707/27/2010

Wow, she looks hot in that "school-girl" photo, R156 posted. And the one with the tattoo. It nice to see her break into a smile.

by Anonymousreply 15807/27/2010

yes, I like the photo of her in glasses, too

by Anonymousreply 15907/27/2010

Comment from the talkback section:

"Nobody else is bothered by the fact that he%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s threatening violence over some passing comment that some singer made about him on Twitter? Seriously?"

And many people on the internet are supporting him and think that what he said was cool. Am I in the twilight zone or something? Why is he getting this type of a 'pass' and even support?

by Anonymousreply 16007/27/2010

Told you I was hardcore hot.

by Anonymousreply 16107/27/2010

Imdb says her height is 5'11.5" which I believe after seeing her live

by Anonymousreply 16207/27/2010

She looks like she's that tall to me, too.

by Anonymousreply 16307/27/2010


by Anonymousreply 16407/28/2010

Her soundtrack cut from "Back to the Beach" is awful, she's just not a "fun rocker" type. More cerebral.

by Anonymousreply 16507/29/2010

[quote]Her soundtrack cut from "Back to the Beach" is awful, she's just not a "fun rocker" type. More cerebral.

Agreed. She needs to be a bit more lively.

by Anonymousreply 16607/29/2010

Why are people coming on her saying she doesn't shake her booty like Shakira or aspire to the greatness of Kim Carnes? Are you crazy?

by Anonymousreply 16707/29/2010

"Til Tuesday got kicked off their label for low sales. She married into a Hollywood Dynasty and had enough dough from doing so to start her own record label."

Hollywood Dynasty? Really? Sean Penn has the money, not her husband Michael, what did he have like one semi hit song?

Are you saying Aimee Mann got money from Sean Penn to start her own label, just marrying Michael Penn simply guaranteed that Sean Penn would give her money? What bullshit.

It's actually not all that difficult to start a small label, you simply start producing your own CDs.

You sell them through your website, sell them mail order. She's already an established musician, so her core fan base knows who she is, she doesn't even need to promote herself. Of course, she can still go through the motions of sending the CDs to magazines, TV talk show producers, radio stations etc.

Blank CDs are cheap enough, then you find a place to mass produce them, a print house to do the insets etc. She probably has tons of connections to graphic design people for her CD artwork. Bottom line: it doesn't take much money to produce your own CDs.

I doubt she needed "Hollywood Dynasty" money to start her own label.

by Anonymousreply 16807/30/2010

r168 has never heard of Sean Penn's parents.

by Anonymousreply 16907/30/2010

Maybe she whored herself out to these ugly men in order to get her foot in the door.

by Anonymousreply 17007/30/2010

She was born in the back of Cadillac.

by Anonymousreply 17107/30/2010


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by Anonymousreply 17307/31/2010

She reminds me of people who grew up in cults.

by Anonymousreply 17407/31/2010

She boxes, too - as in boxing

by Anonymousreply 17507/31/2010

She's look cute with a boxer's nose.

by Anonymousreply 17607/31/2010


by Anonymousreply 17708/01/2010

She was blackballed from Lilith Fair because she refuses to change her offensive last name.

by Anonymousreply 17808/01/2010

OK, that's kind of funny, R178.

by Anonymousreply 17908/01/2010

Why do these threads always descend to accusations of whoring? Aimee Mann has talent. She's a songwriter. She provides her own material. She's stayed true to her own aesthetic...

Why would you think she'd got ahead (got ahead? She's not even mainstream...) by fucking anybody?

by Anonymousreply 18008/01/2010

I love Aimee Mann and til tuesday. How much $ does someone have like Aimee, who has been sort of on the radar with a following but never commercially uber-successful? Like how much does she pull in a year? I can never figure that out...

by Anonymousreply 18108/01/2010

What planet are you on? She is famous. She is on the radar. She's very well known and sells a lot of records.

by Anonymousreply 18208/01/2010

Yes but my question is.... what sort of fortune has she amassed? Is she rich?

by Anonymousreply 18308/01/2010

I think artists like Mann make most of the money touring. I can't imagine that her record sales are high enough these days to make her "rich." I mean, the whole record sales business has suffered in the last ten years. Many artist sell their music directly to their fans on their web sites. For some of them it means complete creative freedom and an immediate report with the people who like their music. It's the most honest give and take that there is out there right now.

by Anonymousreply 18408/01/2010

I mean, RAPPORT.

by Anonymousreply 18508/01/2010

I don't know how you folks who are still ardent fans of hers can do it. I have seen Aimee live more times than I can count, from the til tuesday days through whatever that album was about the boxer and junkies. I mean, she used to nervously wait on me when she was a clerk at the original Newbury Comics, so my experience with her goes way back. "Welcome Home" is still one of my all-time favorite albums. I've seen her play on store roofs in Kenmore Square, in clubs, in theaters, on city hall plaza, in a boat in the middle of a lagoon outside of a mall in Cambridge.

But now? EEEEeesh. I finally had to admit that objectively, Aimee is the only performer I have ever known who has managed to become a worse singer as time as gone by. Most people who play out over a lifetime pick up tricks and strategies that make them stronger. But not Aimee. She now sings so nasally that the words are indecipherable to people who don't already know them. And nowadays she's so soporific, it's awful.

The last time I saw a good Aimee Mann concert was one of the Acoustic Vaudeville shows with her husband Michael Penn and emcee Patton Oswalt, not long after Magnolia. The juxtaposition of their styles and Oswalt's humor made for a fulfilling evening. The last time I saw her, though, was a free outdoor show for that boxing junkie album and all the songs sounded like each other. Between songs at one point she said, "Well.... things have gone from bad to worse for our hero..." and my friends and I took that as our cue to leave.

Unlistenable, uninspired, unalive.

by Anonymousreply 18608/01/2010

R180, because the guys she dated or married have been HIDEOUS across the board.

by Anonymousreply 18708/01/2010


And? She writes her own songs!

by Anonymousreply 18808/01/2010

Well at the least, she has some major issues.

by Anonymousreply 18908/01/2010


Yeah, what a weirdo!

by Anonymousreply 19008/01/2010

at least she doesn't have to sing "Come On-a My House"

by Anonymousreply 19108/01/2010

Here are a few pictures of Aimee pre Til Tuesday(with her previous band, The Young Snakes). She is STUNNING in the last pic at the bottom:

by Anonymousreply 19208/02/2010

I like the second-last photo - ANDROGYNOUS!

by Anonymousreply 19308/02/2010

Yes, she definitely had a tomboy look in that one.

"Dr. Lecter? Dr. Lecter? Dr. Lecter? Dr. Lecter?"

by Anonymousreply 19408/02/2010

First - I adore Aimee Mann.

I'm still going to tell this story. She was a wacky chick in mid 80s. She was living in Brookline and I was managing an upscale pizza place.

For months on end she would come everyday and order the same the thing. She must had done this at least 35 days in row. Artichokes, ricotta on whole wheat. She was like clock work. 5 pm everyday.

Even on my days off - I would see her walking down my street with a pizza box from my restaurant.

She would go away for a few weeks and come back and then order a different combo pizza. It would start again for weeks on end and always at 5 pm.

I just assumed she had OCD and an eating disorder.

by Anonymousreply 19508/02/2010

Plus, Aimee doesn't have to sing any songs from her Til Tuesday days.

by Anonymousreply 19608/02/2010

That's actually an interesting story, r195. And perhaps an interesting glimpse into her character. what were your impressions of her when she came in, how did she act? Normal, wacky, shy?

by Anonymousreply 19708/02/2010

r197 - she was extremely shy. I think it was slightly embarrassing for her. She had to realize that it was odd to be ordering the same thing day after day after. Those artichokes must have been her cocaine.

I felt bad for her and a little protective. The staff would always joke about her and I would tell them to shut up. Frankly she was our best customer. One day for lunch she actually came in and sat down. She was with a suit type guy.

When she finally made it - I was so happy for her. She had a very sweet way about her.

by Anonymousreply 19808/02/2010

Thanks r198, very informative post. I always suspected that she was very shy instead of cold, but it was hard to tell for sure. I wonder what her deal was about ordering the same thing obsessively every day, sounds like the girl had some issues. Did you see her hanging around any other people at all?

by Anonymousreply 19908/02/2010

Did Aimee ping at all in person? Just wondering.

by Anonymousreply 20008/02/2010

Aimee seems a little awkward here. And she admits to drug use:

by Anonymousreply 20108/02/2010

Druggie druggie druggie.

by Anonymousreply 20208/02/2010

I saw til tuesday on this tour in '86 and that was when I knew it was all but finished for the band. They did "What About Love," her greatest song up to that point with background tapes for the "woo ooo ooo ooos" and a session musician playing bass. The show I saw she introduced the guy and explained he was there "So I can dance around a little." Awkward and horrible.

by Anonymousreply 20308/02/2010

"Druggie druggie druggie."

Maybe dabbled early on but has been clean since the late 80s.

by Anonymousreply 20408/02/2010

My best friend's brother dated her for a while. Said she was batshit crazy. At first he thought it was the "eccentric artistic weirdo" thing, but after a while he realized she was just completely crackers. He, and we, are still fans though. Love her music, but grateful I'm not in a relationship with her!

by Anonymousreply 20508/02/2010

What did she do that was nutty?

by Anonymousreply 20608/02/2010

R205, details on how she was genuinely crazy. Also, when did they date?

And was Aimee a sex freak or anything, anything weird romantically/emotionally/sexually about her? I'm very intrigued, give us a ton of details.

by Anonymousreply 20708/02/2010

do you think aimee mann is a millionaire?

by Anonymousreply 20808/03/2010

She is a millionaire. And she has a prosthetic foot.

by Anonymousreply 20908/03/2010

I knew her when she was with Jules Shear. She went from being an incredibly charismatic life of the party type of woman, to being a completely infantile cooing girlfriend. She literally couldn't stand to be alone with him. Wouldn't let him get his hair cut by himself - she was serpentine, the way her arms were always all over him. Kind of pathetic. Then she practically had a nervous breakdown when Jules went back to his wife.

She clearly has had a lot of therapy and I hear that the relationship with Michael Penn is healthy. Good for her - though her music suffers.

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by Anonymousreply 21108/03/2010

Jules was an enormous fuggo.

by Anonymousreply 21208/03/2010

[quote]For months on end she would come everyday and order the same the thing.%0D %0D Too bad hot bowls of dick weren't on the menu.

by Anonymousreply 21308/03/2010

What straight woman dresses like this?

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by Anonymousreply 21508/03/2010

lol @ r214

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by Anonymousreply 21708/04/2010

More from the people who knew or saw Aimee, please.

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by Anonymousreply 22208/05/2010

Many years ago - when 'Til Tuesday was hot - Aimee sat directly in front of me at an Elvis Costello concert. I didn't speak to her, but she seemed nice enough and behaved normally. My main memory, though, is that she was without question the palest person I have ever seen. She was white, like a glass of milk. It was disconcerting.

by Anonymousreply 22308/05/2010

A tall glass of milk.

by Anonymousreply 22408/05/2010

Her music reminds me of a time I was depressed and smoked a lot. I don't listen to her any more because it is like an invitation to go back.

by Anonymousreply 22508/05/2010

Her music doesn't have enough emotional intensity to it to make me feel bad.

by Anonymousreply 22608/06/2010

I agree with you, r226.

by Anonymousreply 22708/07/2010

I can't believe I conversed with someone who saw Aimee Mann ordering a strange pizza. Thank you, Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 22808/07/2010

well, her music and lyrics are certainly emotionally and intellectually intense enough to bum me the fuck out. What do you consider intense? Ani DiFranco wailing off-key about shaved heads?

by Anonymousreply 22908/07/2010

Her music is boring, period.

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by Anonymousreply 23111/19/2010

What's the old bird up to now?

by Anonymousreply 23211/19/2010

I don't know r232, but I recently came across this picture of her and was stunned by her beauty:

by Anonymousreply 23311/19/2010

She looks like Peter Hinwood in that picture to me, but to each their own.

by Anonymousreply 23411/19/2010

Anything about her family or her youth?

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by Anonymousreply 23611/20/2010

Aimee Mann is so rich, she has a solid gold toilet in her tour bus and her entourage of seven is comprised entirely of tiny cake-making dwarves.%0D %0D And she viciously slapped one of them when they tried to pass off a petit fours as a full sized cake.

by Anonymousreply 23711/20/2010

I can't believe this whole thread is about Aimee Mann. In any case, I saw her act in a play called "Good Morning Miss Dove" when she was a junior at my high school (although I was still in junior high at the time). She played Miss Dove. In her senior year she transferred out to some magnet school in the city (this was in suburban Richmond, Virginia). She seemed very tall to me even at that age. She's just very angular. I remember she had a brother who was equally blond and gigantically tall.

My life is too short to read through this whole thread so I hope nobody has already talked her brief high school acting career.

by Anonymousreply 23811/20/2010

Was she good, r238? Did you know any rumors about her?

by Anonymousreply 23911/20/2010

Also, did her brother look like her, facially?

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by Anonymousreply 24111/20/2010

I live near her. She looks down when she comes out of her house and will not look anyone in the eye. In five years she has spoken to me once. She seems...well....odd. Ironically, Michael Penn, who has the gruffest look about him, is actually friendly.

by Anonymousreply 24211/20/2010

She was nice to me at that concert years ago, so she's cool. I like her music. I saw Tuesday open for Hall & Oates at the Meadowlands and I also saw them at The Ritz I think. They really toured a lot back when they had the hit. I want to meet the hot Italian guy from L.I. who played keyboards for her.

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by Anonymousreply 24403/16/2011

I think Aimee Mann doesn't feel she has anything to prove anymore. She can make the kind of music she wants to without selling herself short and looking like a sex object.

by Anonymousreply 24503/17/2011

That's true R245. I just wish she'd do something that was a but more lively.

by Anonymousreply 24603/17/2011

Plus, Aimee has her own record label.

by Anonymousreply 24703/18/2011

She's very good looking.

by Anonymousreply 24803/20/2011

I do hope she has a lot of money saved up.

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by Anonymousreply 25003/20/2011

She was hilarious in "Portlandia" playing herself as a cleaning lady being accosted by her bosses for attention.

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by Anonymousreply 25203/20/2011

She's kind of monotone.

by Anonymousreply 25304/10/2011

1. saw Aimee Mann at a solo show at City Winery in NYC about 2 years ago. sold out though smallish, initmate venue. crowd ranged from early thirties to late fifties or thereabouts. show was fantastic - she was a committed performer, was not phoning it in. played from her entire catalogue.%0D %0D 2. was in Mt. Snow Vermont about 2 1/2 years ago (southwest corner of the state), after dinner we were in a little bar next to a resteraunt on the main highway through the town (do not recall the name). about 25 total people there drinking. not a dive - kind of a classy place for the area. in the corner, a duo were playing the piano and electric guitar, the piano player singing. we gravitated over there because they were quite good. one of the locals leaned over to me and told me that the guitarist was the gut from Til Tuesday. my group starting conferring because HE STILL LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN!!!! once we remembered that point, we were more than ready to believe it was him. they started to take requests and we ended the evening with the whole bar rocking out and singing several Stones tunes and Stairway to Heaven. when i got back to the city i googled him and found out that he does in fact live in Vermont and it was probably him!! whole thing totally surreal.%0D %0D 3. i believe Aimee Mann did collaborate with Elvis Costello at some point. At The Other End of The Telescope appears on both Elivs Costello and Aimee Mann albums, performed by each. just googled it - they wrote it together.

by Anonymousreply 25404/10/2011

R254, thanks for the info.

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by Anonymousreply 25604/28/2011

More, please. I love her.

by Anonymousreply 25711/09/2011

But he just got back in his car and drove away-a-yay-a-yay.

by Anonymousreply 25811/09/2011

Portlandia sketch referenced above:

by Anonymousreply 25911/09/2011

That's not Aimee Mann.

by Anonymousreply 26011/09/2011

Do Aime and her half sister, Gretchen Seichrist, have the same mother or the same father? Also, how many other siblings does Aimee have? Someone else on this thread said she has a brother, who she allegedly had a strange relationship with.

Any more about her family?

by Anonymousreply 26111/09/2011

Sounds like her shyness may have been from being picked on:

"Born August 9, 1960, Aimee Mann has come a long way since her childhood days in Richmond, Virginia. At the age of 4, Aimee's mother kidnapped her and took her to England, where she spent the year away from her father and brothers.

When she finally returned to Virginia at the age of 5, she grew up the only girl in the family, outnumbered by her father, brothers and stepbrothers (her mother did not return to live with the family, and it took years for Aimee to reconcile with her).

Aimee's tomboyish, yet sexy looks can be attributed to her all-male surroundings. The future punk star had trouble fitting in while in junior high, where her and her brothers attended an inner-city school, and were an evident minority in the school hallways.

After having to hide out in the school library and being tormented in school, her family relocated to the suburbs. The Midlothian High School 1978 grad was already beginning to think about her career goals, which always had something to do with the arts. She started out with painting and drawing, but then decided to turn to music."

by Anonymousreply 26211/09/2011

Well, it was probably more than being picked on.

by Anonymousreply 26311/09/2011

Love her.

by Anonymousreply 26411/09/2011

I'm hoping we can get more gossip and/or personal information about her. Please post some more!

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by Anonymousreply 26611/13/2011

1. I can't believe I scanned this whole thread.

2. The oddest thing about it is the troll who pops up repeatedly to proclaim how ugly every man Aimee dates or marries is.

It was almost disappointing to discover her husband Michael Penn is fairly average-looking.

by Anonymousreply 26711/14/2011

Did you enjoy the thread?

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by Anonymousreply 26903/08/2012

Is she eccentric?

by Anonymousreply 27003/20/2012

Any more gossip about her family and personal life? She strikes me as seeming kind of weirdly detached and closed off, like she can't emotionally connect with people and doesn't care to. I suspect she may have come from a cold family or something.

by Anonymousreply 27103/25/2012

I was in National Record Mart in 1995, I believe -- it may have been '96 -- and they were playing the just-released album I'm With Stupid. "That's Just What You Are" was the song playing. I asked the clerk what it was, bought it, took it home and every single song was good. I was a teenager at the time and thought I was so cool. I still remember that album as being really catchy with great lyrics, but if I played it now (it's been at least a decade since I've heard it) I'm sure I'd find it boring.

Her lyrics, when they bug the shit out of me, seem like exercises in cleverness. Clever rhymes, words that you don't usually hear in songs, metaphors that are beaten to death. A lot of 3rd-person narrative, too, which is weird and not very engaging. But maybe it's just me. Her arrangements and production are often too "exquisite" as well.

Not surprising that Penn is a nice guy. I don't think he's ugly either.

Those of you--or is it just one of you?--suggesting that she married into money so she could record her music are morons who probably don't know much about music or about Aimee Mann.

Anyone got any dirt on her former friend P.T. Anderson? I remember him admitting to his own closeted homosexuality in an interview once.

by Anonymousreply 27203/25/2012

[quote]Anyone got any dirt on her former friend P.T. Anderson?


by Anonymousreply 27303/25/2012

One of the posts in this thread said she'd ended her friendship with Anderson because of his cocaine abuse. If I'm not mistaken.

by Anonymousreply 27403/25/2012

Is Aimee a drug abuser, or was she?

by Anonymousreply 27503/25/2012

I posted this awhile ago in one of the rock gossip threads here. A former work colleague, we were actually friends for awhile before she moved across the country, was married to a jazz drummer. His band happened to be opening for for Aimee's band during a brief tour. IIRC, this was during the early or mid 90s.

The drummer is a very nice guy and an extremely talented drummer. He's played with some very famous people in jazz and rock. He simply went in to say 'Hello' to Aimee and her band before the first gig his band was doing with her.

My friend was mortified how horrible Aimee had treated her husband. As he approached Aimee, she coldly started him down, then after he introduced himself and extended his hand, she completely ignored him and continued to stare and give him a disgusted look. Aimee did not utter one word to him.

My friend suggested to her husband that they go back to his band's dressing room, because Aimee didn't seem to want to be bothered.

It wasn't as if the drummer simply walked in, someone involved with Aimee's band happily let him. He was a quiet guy and not aggressive at all.

From what I've hear about Aimee Mann over the years, she seems mentally disturbed. If you don't want to be bothered, you can at the very least be polite, shake someone's hand, then tell them you are too busy to chat, but to not respond AT ALL to the drummer and not say anything, points to some mental problems.

Meanwhile, the drummer had later toured with Lea DeLaria's backup band and he said Lea was a riot and very cool to him and the rest of her band.

It appears besides having mental issues, Aimee Mann is a pretentious phony baloney with a very high opinion of herself and her 'talent'.

She continued to be cold to the drummer and his band during the rest of the short tour. If she felt threatened by the drummer's band, then I know IS mentally ill. The drummer's band's music couldn't be more different from the depressing sludge Aimee does.

Why a fusion jazz band (think Weather Report/Jaco Pastorious/John McLaughlin) were booked to open for her band in the first place, who the hell knows.

by Anonymousreply 27603/25/2012

Another Aimee Mann story: I used to get Radio City house seats from a friend who worked there. He didn't listen to rock music, so most of his four house seats he'd always offer to me for concerts I wanted to see.

The tickets weren't free, they were the regular price, I'd simply pick them up at the RC box office after he gave them my name and told them I was using his reserved seats. The house seats consisted of the same area of seats available for every show to Radio City workers. His specific four seats were always in the third or fourth row, center.

As my friends and I were leaving the concert, it was either INXS or Bryan Ferry, I noticed Aimee Mann and Jules Shear sitting all the way in the back orchestra. She was sullen and looked angry, it was that same dead stare, she looked like an alabaster statue, she was hard to miss in a sea of people dressed in black.

As I got closer, I heard her arguing with Jules Shear, telling him she didn't want to leave until the orchestra had cleared because: "People will bother me, they ALL recognize me. They're LOOKING at me!" I almost laughed out loud, I doubt everyone leaving recognized her, the friends I was with had no idea who she was! People were probably looking because her skin was so PALE.

I stopped for awhile to listen to her argument, telling my friends I'd lost my program, ha! I pretended to look for it.

I was able to hear Aimee's stupid rant. Shear was sitting there trying not to answer her. She seemed so angry, just plain crazy and delusional. Wouldn't still remaining in your seat while tons of people were leaving, draw MORE attention to her?!

Mann was well past her pop hit fame, yet there she was drawing attention to herself by loudly arguing with her boyfriend that she didn't want to be recognized!

by Anonymousreply 27703/25/2012

Hilarious, self-deprecating, relentlessly talented. She experienced monster celebrity fame early in her career as a result of one hit song/video and didn't like it anyway when that blip in time passed. Focused on pursuing life as a musician - not as a celebrity. Has worked tirelessly all these years working, touring and continually developing her talent and challenging herself and her audiences.

by Anonymousreply 27803/25/2012

Thanks for those stories! I'm not surprised, she definitely does seem disturbed. She probably has more people than average looking at her because of her beauty than because they recognized her. The pizza story in this thread and being harrassed at the school she went to seem to confirm this. Also she has a weird half sister who is also a musician.

I'm guessing that our DL team of experts could make a good stab at what her issues are.

by Anonymousreply 27903/25/2012

R278, NOTHING in Mann's public persona points to her being "Hilarious, self-deprecating, relentlessly talented".

As for her music, which I can try to separate from what I've heard about her, it's really not all that great. Her songs are not memorable, they all sound the same, they are extremely depressing and sung in a monotone nasally voice.

Aimee Mann seems to get the same blind fan adulation and devotion people like Tori Amos seem to get. I don't get either of these women and why they continue to have such rabid fan bases. Their music never seems to grow, just because Mann is deemed an indie recording artist doesn't mean she's not stuck in a groove, she is.

I guess R278 must know her personally and are simply here to champion her, because from all accounts, it appears Mann has mental issues and is rude. Her music isn't all that wonderful, that she deserves such blind devotion and glowing accolades!

by Anonymousreply 28003/25/2012

Aimee Mann remakes her Voices Carry music video(kind of) 27 years later!

by Anonymousreply 28109/25/2012

Anyone heard her new album? I think I'm just going to buy it. I haven't listened to her stuff in years and I'm curious where she's at musically.

by Anonymousreply 28209/29/2012

The new Charmer CD is Awesome! She has written some deep lyrucs about the dark side of people and their manipulative ways. But the melody's are just so enjoyable. She is one of the most prolific writers of our time and I always have one of her songs flowing through my head. The song GUMBY is about the show Oarders and how it touched her. Every time I hear it it makes me want to cry - how bad some people make their own hell.

Saw her at the Berklee Permance Center - it was an intimate venue and Ted Leo (The Pharmacists) opened up for her and he was really good, but she was amazing!! Really, I think she gave a great show!!! BUY the Record! You won't be sorry!!!

by Anonymousreply 28311/07/2012

Love her song "save me". Breaks my heart.

you will come to save me

C'mon and save me

if you could save me

from the ranks of the freaks who suspect they could never love anyone

except the freaks who suspect they could never love anyone

but the freaks who suspect they could never love anyone

by Anonymousreply 28411/07/2012

Lovely tweet from her last night:

[quote]I had a seriously special and wonderful time playing in Toronto last night and got to see my President elected right as I got off stage. #BEST

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by Anonymousreply 28611/08/2012

She is beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 28711/08/2012

Isn't it Enough?

My fave!

by Anonymousreply 28811/08/2012

Pop stars of today should totally be paying Aimee royalties for the "eh, eh" stuff that she did in "Voices Carry." Rihanna, Britney, etc are all up on that.

by Anonymousreply 28911/08/2012

She's so depressing. I love her music, her lyrics, but she makes me want to slit my wrists.

by Anonymousreply 29011/08/2012

Met her at a Jellyfish gig at the late lamented Academy in NYC. She's cool, saw til tuesday open for Hall & Oates at the Meadowlands and at the Ritz which is now Webster Hall. Their keyboard player, the Italian guy who now does sculpture is very hot. viva Berklee School of Music, Boston.

by Anonymousreply 29111/08/2012

no they opened for either Cyndi Lauper, Howard Jones or Paul Young or Marshall Crenshaw at the Ritz.

by Anonymousreply 29211/08/2012

R289, some of her vocals and inflections she did with her voice back in the 80's were great and really added to the songs.

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by Anonymousreply 29411/08/2012

Who cares? Move on people!!!

by Anonymousreply 29511/09/2012

I used to think that their song "Love in a Vacuum" was "Love in the Bathroom." Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 29611/09/2012

What's the deal with her husband?

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by Anonymousreply 29812/08/2012

What is Aimee Mann's ancestry? She is very beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 29912/08/2012

Save me is beautiful. I love the instrumental solo.

by Anonymousreply 30012/08/2012

Question: Does her half sister, musician Gretchen Seichrist, share a mom with Aimee or a dad? Anybody know?

by Anonymousreply 30112/08/2012

Found the info. Says they have the same mother:

by Anonymousreply 30212/08/2012

Aimee talks about being beat up and harassed in school and having to hide from the other students:

by Anonymousreply 30312/08/2012

Her band The Young Snakes:

by Anonymousreply 30412/08/2012

Seems Mann's publicist, and their team, are working overtime in this thread.

I find it extremely hard to believe Aimee Mann has so many rabid fans here on DL or anywhere else for that matter!

I haven't troll-darred to see if it's the same hand full of people posting their love of her over and over again!

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