The first video is of her performing New York, New York at Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday bash. The second is of her knocking the stuffing out of John Lennon’s Imagine.
Anyone who still thinks she’s a no-talent, style-over-substance pop sensation has obviously not listened to her. There’s a reason that Tony Bennett and Elton John are huge fans and collaborators, and that reason is that she’s unbelievably talented.
All along, all I’ve really wanted to be is a writer. So now I tell people that’s what I am, even though I haven’t earned a dime being a writer.
That being said, I’ll confess that once a day, every day, I wish I was still a musician. That was the one time in my life when I was cool.