Ummm....I like Katy Perry (not as much as I love Jill) but she's only huge 'cause she sold out to the industry. Jill's actually a legit artist who thinks that's a joke (Even said in one of her songs "when they tell me they’re in the industry, I ask, “Oh, are you in steel?”) and she seems quite happy with her career, artistic freedom and fanbase. Comparing shout counts, Haziel, are you serious? How is that relevant to anything? It's also silly to compare them just 'cause they've had a song of the same title but I digress!
<<Katy Perry is a "Legend">> --- yeah, a legend of bad taste, maybe. Meh. It's not so much intelligent to compare artists like that, but ... I can't refrain myself to no stand against this kind of affirmations. Jill Sobule at least can play guitar :-) She have a nicest voice anyway, and her songs are much more enjoyable. So I'd say she is more of a legend...
Katy Perry is a "legend". Things you learn on the internet. Anyway, it's a silly comparison based on a trivial overlap in song titles. It's a little like imagining there's a feud between Justin Timberlake and Leonard Cohen if Timberlake happened to have a song called 'Suzanne' (and if Cohen were funnier).
I remeber hearing her a long time ago, but I've only started to listen to her after watching a episode of Beavis and Butthead and I Kissed A Girl was on it. I instantly searched the song and got into her debut.
"When Katy Perry's song came out I started getting tons of inquiries about what I thought. Some folks (and protective friends) were angry, and wondered why she took my title and made it into this kind of 'girls gone wild' thing....
As a musician I have always refrained from criticizing another artist. I was, 'Well, good for her.' It did bug me a little bit, however, when she said she came up with the idea for the title in a dream. In truth, she wrote it with a team of professional writers and was signed by the very same guy that signed me in 1995. I have not mentioned that in interviews as I don't want to sound bitter or petty...
Okay, maybe, if I really think about it, there were a few jealous and pissed-off moments. So here goes, for the first time in an interview: Fuck you Katy Perry, you fucking stupid, maybe 'not good for the gays,' title-thieving, haven't heard much else, so not quite sure if you're talented, fucking little slut.
God that felt good."
I LOVE Jill Sobule, She played at this music event that my other favorite singer Lisa Bouchelle.... They're pretty similar actually I would love to see them play together sometime. Check her out! www.LisaBouchelle.com
Hi, all...I just posted an audio interview I did with Jill and Erin McKeown about new models for the music industry. It's a fun listen and features highlights from both Hundreds of Lions and California Years: http://www.wellroundedradio.net Enjoy, Charlie
jill has continued to sporadically post songs at the link posted last year: http://jillsobule.com/showandtell.html they are generally a mix of released, unreleased, and live songs, usually 4-5 in a batch.
In case anyone’s interested, here’s Jill’s “Manhattan in January,” described as “a happy song about global warming.” You can download it at http://tedblog.typepad.com/tedblog/files/ManhattanInJanuary.mp3