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Tuesday's Connector: Annie Lennox

June 7th, 2010
01:15 PM ET

British singer, Academy award winner and social activist, Annie Lennox has spanned decades as a leading figure in the music and humanitarian arena.

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Lennox, who was born in 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland, began learning to play piano at the age of seven, despite her family suffering from a series of financial hardships during her childhood.

At an early age, her parents realized that Lennox had a natural musical ability and in the 1970's, Lennox won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

After studying flute and classical musical for three years, Lennox joined a British pop band called "The Tourists" as the lead singer. The band had moderate success.

However, it is Lennox's involvement with the synthpop duo "Eurythmics," that catapulted the star to worldwide success.

Along with Dave Stewart, Lennox released a number of best-selling singles including "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This," "Here Comes the Rain Again," and "Who's That Girl?"

In 1992, Lennox embarked on a solo career and released her first album entitled "Diva," which produced the hit singles "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass."

Lennox has gone on to release four best-selling albums include "Medusa" and "Bare."

The Scottish-born singer has also gone on to win a number of awards including eight Brit Music Awards, a Globe Globe, an Oscar, and three Grammy awards.

Lennox has also been a strong activist for a number of causes including the anti-war movement and the situation in Gaza.

The singer was recently named a Goodwill ambassador by the United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS to help raise awareness for women and children affected by the deadly disease.

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  1. Diana

    Hi, Annie!
    First of all I want to say that you are my idol and you if it weren't for you, I wouldn't know how to sing.

    Now, here's my question:
    Do you ever do meet & greets after concerts?

    Love, Respect, and Admiration,

    Diana from Pennsylvania

    June 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  2. Diana

    Hello, Annie!

    How do you write songs? What inspires you?

    Diana from Pennsylvania

    June 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  3. Tina Cruz

    Greetings From Puerto Rico: I really love here comes the rain again it' so fitting on this island specially the town where I study, it rains every day at 2...What is your favorite song of all time?

    June 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Reply
  4. Cameron Carr, Toronto Ontario

    Your social activism has taken you around the globe, but your main focus is the HIV/AIDS epidemic "genocide" on women and children in South Africa. Throughout your SING Campaign, where would you say your greatest support comes from?

    June 7, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  5. Karim

    Such a privilege that u c my little question.. Saw you in Australia many years ago and LOVED your show with Dave. Thankyou.
    Do you recall your best moment onstage? Where and when? And what song were you performing?
    Bless, Karim

    June 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  6. Angie 'Adonis' Browne

    Hi there Ms Annie,

    If you could meet a person from history, who would it be and why?

    Big loves to you. x

    June 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Reply
  7. Ivan from Sydney

    Annie,

    After your tenure as Ambassador is over what will be your definition that you have been successful in the role?

    Peace and Love,
    Ivan

    June 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  8. Ashley knight

    First, thank-you for helping develop my head voice – singing your songs helped me a great deal!
    My question is: if you ever had stage fright when you first started singing, how did you get over it?
    Thank-you so much!

    June 7, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  9. Rosa Maria

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Hi Annie, I'm happy to get this occasion for asking you a question.

    I would like to know what do you think, as social activist and woman, about the situation of the women today in the so called "advanced" western world.
    Are there, in your opinion, equal opportunities for a woman today? Are women more aware of their situation then before? What can we do?

    Thank you! and congratulations for your initiatives.
    Regard

    Ciao... from Italy

    June 7, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  10. Annie Haley

    Annie,
    what are three short term goals that you want to accomplish now that you are the UN ambassador?
    Thank you for using your voice for improving the world!
    With lots of love and support,
    your number 1 Peep from Toledo, Ohio Usa
    Annie Haley

    June 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  11. Michael Trulli

    Dear Annie,

    I've been a long time fan, and as a visual artist frequently been inspired by your personas and image-making through video and performance over the years. I am also a licensed massage therapist, and I've just become involved with a local non-profit working with HIV/AIDS survivors in my area, giving massage as an alternative/complimentary therapy on a volunteer basis.
    How would you encourage "the powers that be" to open their eyes to the alternative therapies in battling this disease, or any disease?
    What prompted you to become involved? What is your message to those who would like to do something, but feel they don't have the time or the resources?

    Compassionately yours,
    Michael.

    June 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  12. iain taylor

    Saw you live at the Apollo in Glasgow (early days!) and at the SECC later on...

    And still a fan, 25 years on.

    Iain
    Fife, Scotland (and 50% Aberdonian)

    June 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  13. Randy Floyd

    Hi Annie. I am one of your Peeps from MySpace. I have loved and admired you as a talent and as a kind and generous human being (which the planet needs more of) for a long and blissfull time.
    I guess my question would be where would you like to see SING in the next few years and are there any new things in the works?
    I kiss you with my heart. Randy

    June 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  14. Thomas Jackson

    Hello Anne! I was just listening to a few of your songs and I just want to ask you have you ever considered having a concert in Helsinki,Finland?

    Also could ever do a version of Harvest Moon?

    Thank You and keep up the great work!

    Greetings from Finland!

    Thomas Jackson

    June 7, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Reply
  15. Erin

    Dear Annie:

    If there was one thing you could change in the world (other than eliminating the HIV virus), what would it be?

    June 7, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Reply
  16. Kathleen Donnellan-Burns

    Dear Ms. Lennox – There has always been an extra something in your voice that I never could quite put my finger on. I think I just realized, and especially after reading about all the Humanitarian work you do, that it is God. I believe that God has walked with you and given you this Angelic voice so as to help you reach those most in need. It was His gift to you and what you have been doing you entire career is your gift to Him. Beautiful......
    Congratulations and thanks for moving our souls.
    Kathi/America

    June 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  17. Zena

    Greeting Annie ~ I am a long time fan of your soul moving music ~ I want to know what trials in your life have inpsired you most to share your soul in your music?
    Zena
    Oregon

    June 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Reply
  18. Plamen Nikolaev

    Hi Annie,

    I don't really have a question, you are quite an answer 🙂 having been with me practically all the time i remember and this will go on. Just using the opportunity to say thank you for who you are, we all love you and support you and ... hugs hugs 🙂

    June 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  19. Randolph

    Hi Annie,

    Congratulations on your post with the UN. I believe there is no more of a better spokesperson for this cause. Also my wife and I saw you perform in Toronto at Massey Hall and we are wondering when you will be coming back. I have been a fan since Sweet Dreams. I love you, your music, your passion and convictions for life.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  20. alek stoll

    Dear 'Annie', you've kept me anchored (in a good way) before, through the GE 'Correction' and with some luck 4 ever- money can't buy it Thangst

    June 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  21. Phil (PeerGum)

    Dear Annie,

    As an independent artist, I'd love to contribute to causes like (RED) among others. The fact is I could probably not contribute so much, but I'm certain most of indie artists would love to contribute the same way.

    However, the fact is that a non-official "group" like indie artists doesn't exist to the eyes of big organizations like (RED) that use to work with big companies and high-visibility artists like you.

    I just wonder, if you would not like and/or accept to act as a representative of the indie artists and help us build a real humanitarian label. It would take years to do this on our own, but it may take only a few weeks or days to get to the high instance and accept that we use a "INDIE (RED)" label for instance to show our will to help. I already have one INDIE (RED) CD sold on Amazon MP3 (for now, and physical CD to come soon), 100% of whose benefits will go to the RED cause. Nevertheless, (RED) already told me that I cannot use their name that way, so I might even be suited by them for helping them... Do you see the contradiction here?

    The number of indie artists is huge, and if most of them contribute, that would certainly be worth something... Any help?

    Thanks a lot, and congratulations for the admirable work you do, as an artist, but even more as a humanist.
    Phil.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  22. Norma

    Hi Annie,
    At which point in your life did you feel confident enough to speak in public, to become a campaigner, to be relaxed amongst your Peeps? I'm asking this in relation to the shy person you were (or seemed to be!) back in the days of Eurythmics. When did you change and what prompted the change?
    Lots of love from The Netherlands,
    Norma.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  23. Kaija Viitanen

    Hi Annie!

    When are you coming to Finland??

    June 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  24. Jim Tierney

    Hello, Annie!

    I've been a fan since I first saw you in the video "Love is a Stranger" back in 1982 or 1983. You were so different from anyone I've seen. You didn't fit neatly into the music business's mould then, and you don't now. I admire you for that!

    Having a child with special needs, I find inspiration from your "Universial Child," and in the duet with David Gray, you seemed like you were singing for my life circumstances.

    You've recorded with so many artists through the years, Aretha, Smokey Robinson, David Grey. Is there any artist that you would like record with?

    Sincerely,

    Jim from Missouri

    June 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  25. Alexis

    Hi Annie.

    You’ve been interviewed hundreds of times over the years. Is there a question you wish someone would ask you, but nobody ever does?

    Love from San Diego, Califonia

    June 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  26. Souldoubt

    "Catch me and let me dive under, for I want to swim in the pools of your eyes.."

    What inspires such amazing words?

    Love from Egypt.

    June 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  27. Debra Schwartz

    Hi, I've always been a fan since I heard you sing "Sweet Dreams..." as a kid. You have such a powerful and captivating voice! My question is this: I'm not sure what your involvement is with the Gaza situation, but I assume it's to help with humanitarian aid. I'm American born but moved here to Israel as an adult. There is a lot of media bias about the facts on the ground and I want to know your perspective and share the reality I know from living here. There are good people on all sides, those in Gaza and in Israel. Many of us here in Israel, regardless of faith or background get along fine. The real problem is that terrorists took over control of Gaza by force, steal much of the tons of humanitarian aid that gets trucked in through Israel and illegally re-direct it for terrorism and supporting the terrorists, and the terrorists also ruined a chance for their own people to build a functioning and healthy society after Israel pulled out of Gaza – it was turned into a terrorist puppet state by Iran. The average people in Gaza are being brainwashed to hate Israel, America, England and all democratic countries for their problems, which are really caused by the untrue brainwashing and takeover by the terrorists. How do you see getting the terrorists (Hamas and all the other puppet groups of Iran) out of control, and help to re-educated the average population to be productive and peace loving people?

    June 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Reply
  28. Stefan Grundlingh from South Africa

    Hi Annie.

    Although there are SO many charitible organisations globally, the gap between those who have and those who don't have seem to be ever-increasing. Individuals can cherry-pick causes to support, yet so few people seem to engage or get actively involved in causes.

    I believe governments should play a much bigger role in addressing social issues like poverty, health care etc. I also believe religious organisations such as churches should mobilise communities to address social ills. Yet it often seems to me that politics and religion contribute more to the problem than the solution.

    What is your advice to people who want to bring about positive change in this crazy world world that we live in?

    Stefan from Pretoria, South Africa

    June 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  29. Bryan McHugh, England

    I was in Kenya just before the last election and on returning and seeing how it affected those displaced am seriously scared nothing will be different next time.
    Clear and unambiguous rules regarding the voting system and close scrutiny by the international community is the only thing that would let me begin to trust a result.
    Having had dealings with Africans and different levels of their leaders how do you feel those in power can tackle the deep corruption that ultimately leaves the majority at the bottom of the class system with little chance of improving things for themselves and their families.

    June 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Reply
  30. Cathy Smith

    I have enjoyed your music for years and I'm big fan.

    I believe you have a daughter. How do you talk to her about being an activist and standing up for things you feel strongly about.

    Is she starting to express her points of view and do they ever clash?

    June 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Reply
  31. Doug Riggle

    I've admired both your music and your passion around helping people. It's been an encouragement to me as I establish a nonprofit to help orphans around the globe. Are you still as involved in helping the homeless in London?

    June 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  32. Marina

    From B.C., Canada.

    Hi.
    There must be times when you feel you cannot write/create. How do you deal with those moments?
    Thanks.
    Marina.

    June 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Reply
  33. Mike from Italy

    Hi Annie,

    If you had the chance to use a time-machine, in which historical period(s) would you like to jump in?

    Lots of Love,

    Mike from Italy

    June 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  34. Steven Halvorsen, New York City

    Steven H. writes from Manhattan:

    What's the nicest thing a fan ever said to you?

    June 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Reply
  35. Karen

    Hi Annie-

    So wonderful what you are pouring yourself into for the betterment of mankind!

    I do have to ask however, if there is ANY hope of you & Dave Stewart coming together again for one more International Concert Tour (especially in the US!) someday????? Your fans really hope so!!!!

    June 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  36. Desiree

    Is the SING Campaign in need of workers on the South African front? How would one become involved, get the ball rolling?

    Thank you so much!

    Desiree from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

    June 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  37. Della Haugen

    Dearest Annie,

    First thank you for being you. You are an original and a soul that touches and changes the world for the better. Keep singing your truth.

    I'm a part of ACT UP (Wisconsin, USA) and I want to know your opinion on why HIV/AIDS stigma is still alive and thriving in the world and specifically the US.

    The complacency, racism and disregard for poverty in the US continues to grow and I feel like as a nation we need more leaders like you that are willing to speak up and challenge and demand better in the US. I know you will have a huge impact as your new role as the HIV/AIDS ambassador for the UN. Maybe you can use your influence to rein in the American music community that HIV/AIDS is everyone's fight.

    Thanks for your time and continued passion.

    June 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  38. Dana Tapoi

    I admire your music very much and I can't wait to hear your new album. Can you give any details about it: what styles of music can be heard, when is is going to be released?
    Dana, Bucharest, Romania

    June 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  39. Joshua

    Hi Annie,

    just like to say that you are an inspiration and i love your music, my favoured songs are Here comes the rain again, You have placed a chill in my heart , Cold and Dark road.

    I would just like to ask, how do you find a balance between being a passionate humanitarian who flies around the world, being someone with the constant need to be a creative artist and performer and also being a loving mother who can’t be away from home too long?

    Josh in Glasgow

    June 7, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  40. ela

    hey annie
    my question is:
    do you feel angry about artists which do nothing for the poor ones and which spend the money on drugs,parties and so on...

    thank you
    all my respect
    ela
    germany

    June 7, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  41. Anneke

    Hi, Annie,

    how are you? first of aal i'm a huge fan of you.
    But when you wil perform in the Netherlands?
    We dutch mis you.
    Thank you for your music.
    xxx Anneke

    June 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  42. Patrica, U.S.A.

    Annie, congratulations on your UNAIDS appointment...they're so lucky to have you!

    Through your SING campaign and now as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, you're working to raise awareness of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly its devastating impact on women & children.

    But the obstacles seem endless....apathy, funding deficits...political, cultural, social, and religious barriers compounding often overwhelming logistical obstacles. What aspect of this fight has most surprised and/or frustrated you?

    June 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  43. David Kiggins

    You have been such a strong humanitarian in your life – now more than ever. Being honest with the world – Do you think couch potato people are wasting time that could be spent helping others? Where you ever one – ever? Do you look down on people like that?

    June 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  44. Peter

    Hiya Annie:

    I love your music –

    quick question – when are you making a new record, and would you consider making a dance album?

    -Peter-

    June 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  45. Wilma

    Hi Annie,
    I see so many good questions on here, wich I hope you will answer those, but I dó have one simple question myself, wich I would love to know: what is your favourite flower?
    : )

    June 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Reply
  46. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Annie Lennox and CNN friends,

    What is your opinion on the fact that another musician, Marilyn Manson, sings your song "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"and makes a lot of money(2009 movie: Gamer)? What is your opinion, as a gay icon, on the gay and the lesbians in the army?

    How will you as an UN goodwill ambassador for AIDS connect countries with each other in order to STOP AIDS?

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Paramaribo, Suriname

    June 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  47. Chris

    Hi Annie, jsut to let you know I admire your enthusiasm, your passion for equality and respect and espescially your energy to get the message heard through your music, expression and sheer determination....a fan for so long now, always wanted to see you in concert, maybe one day. keep driving forward...you will be heard. I know you will embrace your new position as ambassador and excel in getting 'doors opened'. x

    June 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  48. Stephen Arizona

    Annie, how do you feel about spiritual awareness and being aware of ones own divine connection being directly and spiritually related to the events in the world in which you show such great effort and compassion in helping. How do you think we can evolve our spiritual awareness and the love in our hearts to overcome and prevent such human catastrophes and negative environments?

    June 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  49. Adrian

    I'm going to ask you a musical question. Your voice has dropped in pitch, the range has lowered and there are no problems with singing in tune. In fact, it's almost a different voice than the one you displayed in the 1980s and 1990s. Why do you think this is, and do you like your voice now?

    June 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  50. Nigel

    Hey Annie. Love youre music very much but would like to know if you have any plans in the future of doing a UK tour. Would be great to see you live. Love Nigel

    June 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Reply
  51. Micahel Garcia

    Hello Annie , How do you feel about the men that were jailed in Africa for gay acts ?

    June 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Reply
  52. anna lont

    Hallo Annie,

    When are you coming to Amsterdam again?
    W're waiting for u.

    June 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Reply
  53. sue mullen

    Hello Annie,
    How are you planning to raise awareness of the effect of Hiv/Aids on women and children??

    People still think of the Aids crisis from the 1980's... but Aids is the leading cause of DEATH of women of reproductive age worldwide.... How are you going to spread this message?? What do you see as the most important thing people NEED to know about the Hiv/Aids crisis NOW?? Do you see an end???

    Keep fighting the good fight.... SueNY 🙂

    June 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  54. Robert MacDonald

    Hi , Annie..
    This question should, you get chance to answer it might stretch the old memory banks but here goes.. on one of the UK Eurythmic flexi discs there was a sample of a song you and Dave (Stewart) wrote for a french artist, did you write many songs that were then given to other artists to sing( i know that Whitney Housten recorded Step by Step written by yourself) but I think that writing songs such as those that you wrote together was/ is such a gift, did you not feel that once you'd written something it was your 'baby' and find it very difficult to let another artist have success with it?

    love and respect

    Rob

    from the UK

    June 7, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Reply
  55. Victor from Toronto

    Do you recall your early more experimental and electronic Eurythmics work with fondness, and is it material you still easily identify with? Do any of the early songs inspire you to want to perform them live again? Songs like ‘The Walk’, ‘I’ve Got An Angel’, ‘Regrets’, and ‘No Fear, No Hate, No Pain (No Broken Hearts)’, for example.

    June 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Reply
  56. tylermunno

    As a beloved film goer, I'm always curious to know some of people's favorite films are. What are your 5 Favorite Films?

    June 8, 2010 at 1:12 am | Reply
  57. tylermunno

    Are you planning on heading out on tour any time soon? If so, please come to Seattle!!! We love you here! I was devastated when you skipped Seattle on your last tour.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:12 am | Reply
  58. Miguel Angel

    Hello Annie, warm greetings from Puerto Rico. Hope you're be fine. As a long time fan of you I admire you for so many reazons specially for THE GREAT ARTIST, SINGER, ( your voice is so different and incredible amazing) COMPOSER AND AWESOME HUMAN BEING you are. Waiting for your new album. Hope it will be dance music. Here's my question. It was hard for you to put away an separate your career and your star image as a famous singer from the human right activist you are involve now? How do you work with it, you know, both things?
    Best wishes for you. God bless you for ever!
    Miguel Angel (Puerto Rico)

    June 8, 2010 at 1:28 am | Reply
  59. Miguel Angel

    Hello Annie, warm greetings from Puerto Rico. Hope you're be fine. As a long time fan of you I admire you for so many reazons specially for THE GREAT ARTIST, SINGER, ( your voice is so different and incredible amazing) COMPOSER AND AWESOME HUMAN BEING you are. Waiting for your new album. Hope it will be dance music. Here's my question. It was hard for you to put away and separate your career and your star image as a famous singer from the human right activist you are involve now? How do you work with it, you know, both things?
    Best wishes for you. God bless you for ever!
    Miguel Angel (Puerto Rico)

    June 8, 2010 at 1:31 am | Reply
  60. Monica

    Hi Annie-

    What is one of your best pearls of wisdom about life that you feel is worth passing on to others?

    Much admiration and support,

    Monica

    June 8, 2010 at 1:38 am | Reply
  61. Silba

    Dear Ms. Lennox,

    I read somewhere that New York is one of your favorite cities. Any particular streets, corners, shops, neighborhoods... you like to revisit when you're here?

    Manhattanite

    June 8, 2010 at 3:57 am | Reply
  62. Zuzana Fandl

    Dear Annie,

    it's a miracle for me I have the chance to ask you a question and indirectly talk to you. I was a child when I watched MTV and listened to ur fantastic songs. What is ur inspiration for ur art and do you have some special experience that apparantly changed ur life? How was ur childhood? Thank you very much for ur answer and wish u much love in ur life.

    Greetings from Zuzana Fandl from Slovak Republic / Europe.

    June 8, 2010 at 6:42 am | Reply
  63. Steve Gayler

    Hi Annie,

    I've been lucky to see you perform live in some incredible venues, St Lukes, Albert Hall, The Old Vic and some of the less glamorous but intimate venues in the UK. Has there ever been one stand out venue for you that you'd love to return to, or not performed at before?

    PS – Good luck with your new role, we all know how much passion and energy it will need, and what better person to fulfil it.

    June 8, 2010 at 8:09 am | Reply
  64. Paul

    Hello Annie,

    Thank you for all the beautiful music over the years and touching so many lives with your talent and humanity.

    What do you think of South Africa spending billions on the World Cup and glorifying huge multi national corporations when there is vast poverty in the country? Is it not grotesque?

    June 8, 2010 at 8:12 am | Reply
  65. patrick

    Hi Annie,

    I have a question and a challenge for you! Sorry! Your song lyrics are amazing and poetic- do you ever write poetry?
    Also Annie, if I suggested a song title, such as " Inside Tomorrow"- what thoughts and feelings does this conjure up and could you write a song with these words in mind??

    Many thanks

    Patrick

    June 8, 2010 at 10:31 am | Reply
  66. Corey

    Dear Annie,

    I'm a BIG fan. Your voice and lyrics transcend generations. They helped me during my university years in NYC when I felt misplaced and lost. I'm a music producer and currently producing a track using my favourite Annie Lennox vocals “Little Bird”. It's a coincident I saw on CNN that you will be a guest on Connect and I would like to ask you this question. "How do you feel when new generation of DJ/Producer use your vocals to reach younger generation of music lovers"?

    Thanks
    Corey

    June 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  67. Barbara

    Annie – you are the most moving artist that I have ever come across in my life time. Your lyrics are just riveting. It's wonderful to see you involved in world causes because I feel a lot of your emotion in your songs comes from the feelings you feel from being involved in such causes, but can I ask you when you are going to tour again? I'm from Boston and say you a few years ago and would love to experience you again.

    Best of luck in your fight on HIV/Aids and Gaza.

    Barb

    June 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Reply
  68. Eduarddo Micet

    hello Annie,

    I've been witness of all those fantastic labour you've done for people (and fortunely I was in a event from sing campaign / oxfam in mexico city) and it's fantastic you inspire to me and other to get involved to support causes...

    My question is about that knowing that exists a vih/aids crisis in Latin America too, do you consider to get close to this part of the globe? sing campaign has been success... have you planned to make labour in Mexico or Southamerica?

    Thank you very much Annie, you're such an ejemplar human being.

    Greetings from Mexico

    Eduardo.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  69. Dag

    Dear Annie,
    'In the Garden' has been one of my favorite albums for more than 25 years! I still play it heaps. I'm wondering why you (and Dave) don't play any of these songs live? You both should be really proud of your innovative debut, despite the lack of commercial fruit.

    Please don't make a dance album..

    Love,
    Dag

    June 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  70. L.A.'s Finest

    Not sure why I question this BP situation,but my intuition has questioned BPs intentions when they first started developing gas stations in kenosha WI.in the early 2K. My intuition also had me thinking@the time of BPs development,that had there been another act of terrorism"what would be the source of an attack that would affect all the US period"-"Our WATER supply".Yet,again,don't know why I thought this nearly 10 yrs.ago nor why I even passed it on jokinly w/family & friends as well.Now it makes me think,who created the BP,where did the finances come from,WHO was on that ship when it happened to our water supply-they knew what they were doing,they acted dumn & finally fessed up after the oil had spread many miles.Where's the investigation in this BIG PROBLEM-does A TIpacol citizan have to solve it before it's too late & too far gone leaving US ALL to suffer!!!!!!!!-L.A.

    June 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  71. Jean

    Hi Annie
    I feel strongly about the rights of women. I write songs as a hobby some about injustice. One which has been put to music and sung by a female I think is particular good and would certainly be 'food for thought'. I just wondered if there was any merit in it and where I could send it. If one of your team has time to listen and comment I would Email it.

    August 27, 2010 at 11:58 am | Reply

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