Okay, so here’s the best thing about doing Someone Else’s Movie: Sometimes, on a perfectly ordinary Monday afternoon, a rock star comes to your house.
Thus did Natalie Merchant end up in the basement talking about Joseph L. Mankiewicz’ All About Eve just yesterday, and thanks to the Internet you can play that very conversation in your ears right now. So do that. Because she’s awesome. And maybe pick up her new CD, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerllily Recordings, when it comes out on Friday. The deluxe version includes a documentary that’s pretty good too.