Vanessa Carlton posted a message to fans on her official forum alerting them to her appearance on an upcoming episode of ABC’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ She writes, “I had the pleasure of being on my favorite TV show (aside from ‘Lost’ of course). So this show kills me every time. I saw it at the gym once and started to cry and almost fell off the treadmill. I promptly left. Went home. Watched the end. And had an existential crisis while balling my eyes out. This show is soooooo good. I was able to play a few songs in honor of the Py family. The show airs April 30th at 9pm. I sang ‘A Thousand Miles’ and ‘White Houses’. I started to choke up in ‘ATM’ (which is impressive cause I’ve sung it so many friggin times), because I saw so many people in the small crowd cry. I realized ‘ATM’ can actually be about death if you want it to be. I had this realization while singing it, which is what brought on the tears. Anyway, guys I hope you watch the show and love it. The story is heartbreaking as usual. BTW, I think my dog is almost totally potty trained. I know it’s pathetic considering he’s 10 months but he’s a dachshund and supposedly they’re really hard. peace v”
Vanessa Carlton Checks In From Australia
February 25, 2006 – Vanessa checked in with fans on her official forum Friday (February 24). Carlton writes:
Gday mates. Within one minute of meeting me every single Aussie changes my name to Ness. Love it. They are the most efficient speakers in the world. I can barely understand them, and yet I envy their sneaky speaking ways. Back on the road with Stevie [Nicks]. It’s always the best. I so enjoy being a part of her world. Did I tell you all that she gave me the dress she wore on the back of Bella Donna! Ridiculous.
I went surfing for the first time the other day in Gold Coast. I giggled the whole time. I got up a bunch of times too. My cute instructor said I was a ‘natural’ despite the fact that I was being dragged along the bottom of the ocean for most of the time ; ) anyway, all is well here. The majority of the album is done. Loving it. Working on artwork. Can’t wait for you all to hear it. I think you’ll be proud.
PS: I miss my dog more than any human. Is that wrong?
Vanessa Carlton Midway Thru Recording New Album
January 1, 2006 – Vanessa checked in with fans on her official website’s forum Thursday (December 29). “I hope everyone has felt a little buzz of holiday joy at some point these past few weeks,” Carlton writes. “I just got back from vacation with my fam. Every year we go horseback riding in Arizona. Big fun. Though I’ve ingested so much dust I think I need some kind of lung cleaning. Also, I forgot to mention that I finished half of my album this month. Linda Perry is fantastic and genuine and really inspiring. We had a blast. I had a whirlwind studio moment and finished 5 songs in 2 weeks. You guys are gonna be psyched. Loving this stuff. Thanks again for stickin by. Love you guys. Peace v”