I don't watch a lot of television, and tonight I was reminded of exactly why that is. I was flipping aimlessly through the channels and found myself actually watching that show Nashville Star for a second. I have no idea why...I can't stand pop country or reality TV...this was a whole lot of both. Anyway, I noticed Jewel was one of the judges and it reminded me in a round about way of exactly why it is that I love singer/songwriter Eef Barzelay so much.
The only time I was lucky enough to catch Eef's old band Clem Snide live was back in 2002 or 2003 I think(the years are REALLY starting to bleed together in my mind). I will never forget his wonderful introduction to the song in this post. He said it wrote it one night because he couldn't turn around and NOT see Jewel somewhere. I think this must have been when she was a fledgling nu-folk singer singing bad new folk songs....you know, before she become a bad pop singer, and way before she became a judge on a bad American Idol rip off. And right around the time she released that ATROCIOUS book of poetry. So basically he wrote the song from Jewel's perspective...just to mock her. Do you see why I love this man?
Listen along...close your eyes...and BE Jewel for five minutes...don''t worry, I promise you will turn back into the much more talented you the second the music stops.
Clem Snide - 'Moment In The Sun' MP3