On The Edge Of 70… A 31-day Stevie Nicks chall…

On The Edge Of 70… A 31-day Stevie Nicks challenge! 

 ↳ Day 17. Favorite interviews

I didn’t pay attention and repeated the same prompt of day 06, so here are a few more of my all-time favorites:

• Dreams Unwind: Lana Del Rey In Conversation With Stevie Nicks

“Write your songs, but remember that we’re the ones that are here to lighten, to lighten life, to light the lanterns and the little fairy lights, and try to keep people going. We have to have hope. We have to believe that this will all end up okay and that we’ll all end up okay. Because we don’t do it, then who the hell is gonna do it?”

• Why I’ve gone my own way: On the edge of 70, Stevie Nicks addresses a few rumours… head on! 

“When I go up on that stage, that arena is my own personal house of love. And I’m going up there to tell these funny stories and to make people pump their fists in the air. I want to bring joy to these people.”

 Sisters of the Moon: Stevie Nicks and Haim 


“On the right-hand side of the page you write what happened that day, and on the left-hand side you write poems, so when you have an evening where you’re like, “I’m gonna light all the candles and I’m gonna put the fire on, and I’m gonna go sit at the piano and write,” you can dip into your diaries and instantly find a poem and begin. You want your journals written by hand in a book, because someday, if you have daughters . I don’t have daughters, but I have fairy goddaughters, thousands of them and all of these books are gonna go to them, and they’re gonna sit around just like we are now, and they’re gonna read them out loud, and they’re going to be able to know what my life was.” Then, pointedly, to Este: “And they’re not gonna find it in your phone.”

 Stevie Nicks: ‘I was so sick — I couldn’t shower. I almost died’ 


“A friend told me that when you retire, you get smaller. Small means old, so I fight it with a sword. I’ll be on stage, dancing around, thinking, ‘Now, let’s see… how old am I again? 110?’ And it blows my mind! But I would be so bored if I wasn’t doing this.”

• Stevie Nicks:  Mike Hosking radio interview 


“I just think it is such a very unromantic world now because everyone is either always on their phones, always on their computer, or always on their iPod. And I think, ‘Are you living your life? Living in the minute? Do you have to film everything? Take a breath and look at how beautiful it is around you.’”

• Stevie Nicks: ‘I Will Always Be That Gypsy’ 


“It’s really nice to know and people tell me that, and I feel a great amount of pride, but at the same time that person — basically the person I am onstage except in much better clothes and much better hair and with heels on — is really the same person I am sitting here right now. I’m pretty much the same person that I’ve always been. I’m nice part of the time and irritated part of the time; that’s really who I am, and I’ve never changed since I joined Fleetwood Mac.”
– On being called an icon.

Stevie Nicks reveals how she almost got kicked out of Australia for singing with Tom Petty


“Mick (Fleetwood) and I have actually adopted Harry Styles; he’s the very tall and handsome 23-year-old son we never had. We just love him; he’s really talented and he’s a nice guy with beautiful manners.”

• Stevie Nicks Admits Past Pregnancy With Don Henley and More About Her Wild History 


“Part of me is feeling extremely old now, and part of me is feeling extremely young. Because I look at these pictures and realize I worried about things that I shouldn’t have been worrying about. Like the fact that I had little marionette lines around my mouth when I was 29, and I was complaining about them. I wouldn’t go out to the beach without a sarong from my neck to my ankles. Now I see a picture of myself from that era in a bikini and I’m like, “You looked great. And you missed out on a lot of fun vacations, because you were so sure that you were fat.” Spend more time in a bikini! All the little girls in their 20s, they’re terrified of looking like they’re not 16. And I’m like, “Oh, just get ready for what’s to come.” It’s going to be way harder for them. The world has become a much more vain place.”

• Stevie Nicks on the importance of being a romantic 


“To inspire people, to make people feel things—that’s why we do this. Maybe you want to make people sob the way we were sobbing the other night at the movies—me and two friends, all of us sobbing so hard we can’t even look at each other—that’s actually a really beautiful thing. If you can’t do that or if you can’t make somebody laugh and remember the first time they ever fell in love, then you should just stop. You should not destroy your former career by trying to keep things going if you don’t have it anymore and the work isn’t coming from the right place. You should just count your money and make investments in real estate and be done. That’s it. You should just go to do something else.”

 The ‘best’ is yet to come for Stevie Nicks 


“I write four or five times a week. I write a page or two and that’s where my poems come. If I have a day when all I do is drink coffee and read magazines and read Vogue and watch mindless TV that I love, I don’t write. I write the important stuff down.”