Into It: Judy Collins
The folk and standards singer reveals what she's reading, watching, and listening to – and who her all-time favorite pianist is.
Courtesy of Wildflower records
I'm reading my second book by Robert Richardson, his book on Emerson called 'The Mind on Fire,' and Steve Martin's 'Born Standing Up,' which I am loving. I just read the Jeffrey Archer book, which is fantastic, the new one, 'A Prisoner of Birth' – quite an extraordinary book – is sort of like reading Alexandre Dumas, which they say in the notes, but which is really true.
I have seen in hotels – because it's there – Flawless. I love her, Demi Moore, and I love him [Michael Caine]. At home we're watching John Adams [on HBO]. I read , of course, the [David] McCullough book. I think they took some liberties with certain aspects of John Adams, but it's ok, I forgive them. I was talking to Lily Tomlin, who told me that her big series on HBO [12 Miles of Bad Road] was [sidelined]; there are no plans to put in on the air. I love her – she's divine and funny and a great actress.
... Listening to:
I'm listening to a lot of Jimmy Webb because I'm learning a couple of his most recent songs. I'm listening to Rachmaninoff and Chopin. I have this big collection of [Vladimir] Horowitz playing everything. He plays everything the best of anybody, as far as I'm concerned. I also enjoy the Mozart concerto and the two piano concertos he wrote for his sister when he was a kid. I know it well because I played it with an orchestra when I was 13.