I'd imagined a car with pumpkins for wheels, and a cucumber handbrake That's what my mum thought. I have a song on the new record where I use a girl's name for the first time. And then, once you break up, you have to see them all the time.
'She steers a vegetable cart, is that what you're saying? You should have worked the licence number into the lyrics. But, yeah, I'm still at the point right now, because its not released, where I'm thinking: 'should I change it to 'baby? That's what the first song on Simple Times, One Of Those Days, is about.
In 1995 she broke into movies, thanks to a family friend, director Melanie Mayron, who cast her as Kristy in the adolescent ensemble film The Baby Sitter’s Club. “After The Baby Sitter’s Club, people [at school] were really mean,” Schuyler recalls.
“You don’t really know how to handle it, so you just try to go and do cool things.” Those things included more theater, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey at her private Virginia high school and learning guitar from her mother, who did her own singing in 1980’s Coal Miner’s Daughter, for which she won the Best Actress Oscar.
At the same time, they were trying to pass Proposition 8 in California.
Ellen was such a huge proponent of it, and I knew that wedding was going to be covered by all the press, and it would further that goal - that everyone who wants to get married should be able to get married.
I felt like she was having a wedding, but it was also a political statement. I can imagine she's not the first person to ask you to play her wedding Right. Joshua Radin was speaking to BBC News entertainment reporter Mark Savage.
Five months after moving into a three-bedroom suburban L. condo with acting pal Leslie Appleyard, 16, Schuyler (pronounced SKY-ler) is starring alongside Chevy Chase and Chris Elliott in this season’s goofy surprise hit Snow Day.' Anyway, so this girl would drive by and I figured I'd write her a little song, and maybe she'll drive by and it'll be on the radio, and her windows will be down and I could run up and say 'I wrote that song. ' It's a real person, she just doesn't know that I have a crush on her. It's about running into photos of Schuyler [Fisk - Sissy Spacek's daughter and Radin's ex-partner] everywhere after we had toured together for two years.We would take photographs with fans after shows and then, after we split up, I'd tour in the same cities and people would bring their pictures back and ask me to sign them.One of the songs that stands out is Vegetable Car - it has a really playful, silly lyric. It's just a funny little song about me sitting on my porch in Los Angeles.
This girl would drive by my house all the time while I was writing songs, and she would never look over at me. I don't know if they have them here, but all over Los Angeles they have these old diesel Mercedes that are all rusted out that have been converted to run on vegetable oil. It's not like she could hear it and be 'yes, this has to be about me'.
But when she asked me to play the wedding, my initial thought was 'no', because I'm not a wedding singer.