A bit of trivia: By Martine O'Keefe>
- Delta 1539 -- Nonstop flight Departure: 6:58pm from Cincinnati, OH. (CVG).
Arrival: 7:35pm in Little Rock, AR. (LIT)
That said, this flight was "created" to fit the meter of the song "Out in the Country". It didn't actually exist in real life.
- Some facts about "Peaches":
The line, "Didn't you laugh when the man exploded?" is not based on that Monty Python skit (as I thought) but is based upon a scene from Thelma & Louise, where the name "Peaches" is also used as a codeword.
- The song "Following My Compass" from Be Careful What You Wish For was originally written as a gift from Kristen to her therapist.
The following were made available by Nancy Sansom who transcribed them from the November '97 show at Eddie's...
Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls took an active interest in Kristen's career. Kristen was in drug rehab at the time. Amy took Kristen and a shopping bag full of lyrics over to Michelle Malone's house because Amy thought Michelle and Kristen could write songs together. That day they wrote "Into The Night". It appears that not only was Amy correct but Michelle and Kristen enjoy a friendship to this day.
The song "Truth Hurts" is about a creepy drunk guy that showed up every week at the Little 5 Points Pub and asking "Have you written a song about me yet?" Kristen finally wrote this song about him. She was never sure he was even sober enough to actually have heard the song!
"Out In The Country" was written about a relationship that Kristen had started with someone from upstate New York. Kristen went to visit her friend, saying in retrospect, "I stayed four weeks, when I should've stayed 5 days." Her friend was a vegan, so there was no meat, no cheese, no dairy products at all.
When Kristen writes, sometimes a phrase or melody will stick in her head until she writes a song using them. She had one such melody rolling around in her head along with the name Ferdinand Magellan. She didn't know anything about Magellan except that he was an explorer. So she called the only friend she knew with a set of encyclopedias and asked what was there on Magellan. The friend said it only mentions that he crossed the Atlantic without charts. Kristen responded "That's enough" and went on to write "Following My Compass" with background vocals and guitar work by Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls.
In her last Atlanta show (November 1997), Kristen included some musings on life in LA. She reflected that the "grandmas look like aliens, they've had so many facelifts", that if LA did break off into the ocean there was no reason to worry because there's so much Styrofoam around and in the ocean that LA would just float away, and that some of her friends wanted her to surf but the closest she was getting was the blue surfer shirt she had on.
Kristen ended a great show by thanking the audience for a wonderful 15 years in Atlanta and that she hopes everyone won't forget her when she comes back next time.