Reality bites

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 4, 2010

As Hitchcock himself acknowledges, “The only state you can really know is yourself — the only world utopia you inhabit is your own. I think that if you are true to yourself, you are going to be true to other people. If you can reflect that accurately in your work, you can take something real to other people. The risk you run, of course, is that your life might not be relevant to anyone! But, really, how relevant are my songs to, I dunno, someone rioting in Thailand? Maybe they’d be happier listening to something else — maybe Lady Gaga or the Bee Gees or Handel or Indian raga might make them feel better. Maybe my stuff only works for the kind of people who live in my kind of world.”

Lucky for all of us, we can slip into Hitchcock’s world anytime we want.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK | Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline | June 8 at 7:30 pm | $20 | 617.734.2500 or

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