EppsNet Archive: Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones: All the Young Dudes

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I’d Like to Be Invited

I want to be invited into other people’s lives. I’ve lived a life secluded and sequestered and now I guess what I’d like to do is be invited. This might not happen. This might not be my spirit. Maybe I was sent here to go at it alone, and maybe where I offer inspiration and have power is alone. But if you ask me, I’d like to be invited. — Rickie Lee Jones Read more →

Rickie Lee Jones at the Coach House

We saw Rickie Lee Jones at the Coach House Sunday night. I’ve been an RLJ fan since . . . I think it was 1979, when this young woman I’d never heard of showed up on Saturday Night Live and sang “Chuck E’s in Love”: It might be possible to watch that now and say, “What’s the big deal? I’ve heard women sing like that.” Not in 1979, you didn’t. In case you’ve forgotten or blocked it out or you weren’t born yet, in 1979 we were listening to Olivia Newton-John, Debby Boone, and similar lame-ass bullshit. (Or Christopher Cross, Barry Manilow . . . the male singers were equally uninspiring.) I couldn’t have been more electrified if she’d capped off the performance by whacking the Captain and Tennille across the face with her beret. RLJ’s style influenced a lot of singers, including some who’ve been much more commercially successful,… Read more →

Rickie Lee Jones – Sympathy for the Devil (Live)

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Rickie Lee Jones “Wild Girl” Live

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Chuck E’s in Love – Rickie Lee Jones

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