“This was a one-off show on PBS. My sister is close in age to me – she’s one and a half years younger – and we would put on these little plays and vignettes for our parents; some of them came from this record.
“Now that I’m older, I recognize that the sketches in the show was designed to teach kids – ‘Oh, here’s how you shouldn’t be afraid to show emotion,’ and gender roles and things like that. Back then, it was just fun, goofy shit that felt good to sing. They had celebrities doing them, the whole thing.
“It was probably my first real performance-oriented record, being that my sister and I would dress up and act things out. I didn’t imagine it would be influential on me – you don't have that kind of sense when things are happening to you – but I guess in some way it was.”