Thursday, March 6, 2008

I Kissed A Girl

Major news sources reported that 1990s one-hit wonder Jill Sobule is begging for money online. You may remember her hit song "I Kissed A Girl," which caused some scandal when it came out in 1995. I literally cannot conceive that in 1995 this song was considered controversial, but my memory is less than adequate.

What happened to Sobule after her hit? I never really followed the careers of these female singer-songwriters after some kind of mid-90s fever dream dropped them all at our doorsteps, threshholds smeared in goat blood to ward off the coming of nu-metal. According to Wikipedia she went on to record a song about an aging lesbian aviatrix succumbing to Alzheimer's. Huh.

Well now we know. Sans record deal, she's begging for money online to make a new CD. Successfully, I might add. To me this is vaguely reminiscent of when L7 tried to drum up publicity in 2000 by offering up the sexual favors of drummer Dee Plakas to one lucky raffle winner.