Copyright 1993 The Seattle Times Company
The Seattle Times
November 26, 1993, Friday, Final Edition
SECTION: TEMPO; ACE OF CLUBS; Pg. H9
LENGTH: 141 words
HEADLINE: ACE OF CLUBS
BYLINE: BY TOM PHALEN
Aimee Mann first came to prominent notice in the mid-'80s
with the group 'Til Tuesday and the still-powerful single "Voices Carry."
At the time, she was shy and uncomfortable with almost every aspect of the
music business, particularly performing.
When she came through Seattle last April on a baby kissing promotional tour for her new solo album, "Whatever," her greatest concern was finding a place and enough time to get her laundry done. Calling from her home in Boston last week, Mann was almost giddy. "I've got enough clean socks and performing doesn't bother me at all anymore," she said happily. "I have a trick. Somebody told me to look at the audience and think of them as big slabs of cheese. I don't know why that works, but it does. It's just funny." Mann plays the Backstage tomorrow night; the Michael McDermott Band opens.