A few years back, Kelly Hogan tried to quit music and it did not go well. By her own admission, she "went insane" very quickly. So she gave up the cold-turkey route and resumed singing, and it's a good thing, too -- her new album, "I Like To Keep Myself in Pain," is a spectacular piece of work. Still, if Hogan really, truly had to do something else...what would it be?
"Something with dogs," she said in a recent interview. "After singing, dogs give me the most joy. I've had dogs live to be a bajillion, where you think they're dead but they're only asleep. So I can work with senior dogs, the ones with cataracts and bad breath. I have two dogs now. I wish I could have 202. They're both shelter rejects, little Boston mixes -- Tennessee Ernie and Eddie Spaghetti. They're like two model kits where a normal person put Ernie together and a drunk did Eddie. He looks like a vampire bat or a chicken, which I think is awesome. I gravitate toward that. So Eddie's my little flower, and Ernie's my little meatloaf. I'd be very content working with dogs, singing to them."