AAJ: How about the perfect song to live in?
LC: No such thing. I don't believe in one perfect anything. I don't believe in perfection. It's too rigid and stagnant an idea. Music and my feeling about a song is always evolving and what feels good this week may not work next.
AAJ: What is your biggest dream?
LC: I guess my biggest dream is to continue to sing and record and have a larger audience to sing to. I'd like to have the kind of life I thought I might have when I was younger.
AAJ: The biggest fear?
LC: Sorry, I don't believe I can share any of my fears. Too private; too personal. And I don't want them out in the wind. They can rest with me as I work them out.
AAJ: What are you most proud of?
LC: I don't really think about itso this was not that easy to answer. I think I'm proudest of my relationships, my independence, my ability to stay loving.
AAJ: From your heart to ours.
LC: My heart is in everything I sing. If you come to share any of that with me, you know that my heart is speaking to yours and it is saying love is all we have.
Lainie Cooke, It's Always You (Harlemwood Records, 2008)
Lainie Cooke, Here's to Life (Harlemwood Records, 2002)
Courtesy of Lainie Cooke