Mister D: Janis Ian is one of my favorite songwriters. As far as Bette is concerned, she wrote Bette’s classic “Some People’s Lives” song and Bette performed one of her songs for awhile during the Miss Mill tour, “Stars.” Anyway, I ran across this interview and thought it was interesting. Anyway she has a new best of collection coming out as well as a book. Ms. Ian resides where I live, in songwriter paradise, Franklin, TN
You write about your evil twin, who was jealous of other singers’ successes. Is she still hanging around?
“I went to see Bette Midler; she’s such a great performer. It was embarrassing, but there was a corner of me that was jealous. But part of being an artist is always looking up, always going, ‘Why aren’t I that good?’ “
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Love, Mister D