Edie Brickell and friend. Photo by Miss McGillicuddy.
By Mary Lyn Maiscott
On the eve of Edie Brickell’s release of two new CDs, Edie Brickell and The Gaddabouts (January 11 and 25, respectively), I interviewed the singer—still best known for her early hit “What I Am”—for Vanity Fair’s Web site. Brickell, who still speaks with a Texas drawl, had a lot to say, not only about the unusual CD double-drop, but about, among other things, rock’s two iconic Pauls, Lady Gaga’s “showmanship,” songwriting on the fly—and why religion is the smile on a dog. VanityFair.com published the highlights on its Daily Blog.