15 minutes with … a singer | PostIndependent.com

15 minutes with … a singer

Debbie Dawson

Name: Debbie DawsonAge: 58Place of Birth: Waurika, Okla.When did you move to Garfield County and why? In 1956, my dad who was a prospector, came to Grand Junction during the uranium boom.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? The next presidential election.Favorite fashion designer brand? I could care less, as long as it doesn’t itch.

Best vacation ever? Canoeing the Green River.What do you do in your spare time? Work crossword puzzles with my husband, Dean Gordon.Greatest accomplishment? Connecting with other humans through music. I occasionally sing my heart out!Ever had a book, movie, news event change your life? The movie, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” I learned it is not polite to ignore bigotry.Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? “The trouble with the rat race is than even if you win, you’re still a rat.”As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A heroic nurse in an exotic war resulting in a lifelong torrid romance.If you only had three TV channels, what would you watch? I have no TV, but if I did, any channel without advertising.

Any tattoos? Not that I remember.If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve, and what would you talk about? Bette Middler, Bessie Smith and Marcia Ball; beans and cornbread; drink Manhattans and sing the blues.What’s the greatest invention of all time? DNA testing. This will save a lot of innocent lives.FavoritesMovie: “Gone With the Wind”

Breakfast cereal: Grapenuts with maple syrupSong: “Evil Woman” (which I wrote) and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” by Duke Ellington.Athlete: Lance ArmstrongFood: Beans and cornbreadWeb site: Charlotte’sPlace in Garfield County: Flat Tops with July’s wildflowersSport to watch: Tour de France (biking)

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