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Jett Superior laid this on you on || February 12, 2002 || 3:40 pm

Just when I’m looking to dump all over the host for her unwillingness to show some basic courtesy and respect by returning a one-word reply to an e-mail I sent some time back, I see that she’s posted the lyrics to a song by one of my favorite artists, Kirsty MacColl, who was cruelly cut down in a horrific boating accident in a week before Xmas 2000. Trite shite like Dido has an echo of her vocal quality, but none of her sharp songwriting.

As nice as the lyrics are, it’s the melacholic melody and delivery that really sells the song. It may be out of print (all the good stuff is, it seems), but if you can find her album, “Kite”, then pick it up by all means to get a big guzzle of what made her so great.

While on the subject of cool bands, I caught The Bears a couple of Friday’s back for the first time in nearly 14 years(!!) and their new album, “Car Caught Fire“, is ASTOUNDING. Get on over to their web site and catch up on the Adrian Belew project that no one seems to know about. Even fans of his work with King Crimsom, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson and his solo success don’t know he’s done THREE albums with this Ohio-rooted band. Phenomenal live performers and great musicians playing cool, quirky music (picture a Beatles-influenced Barenaked Ladies with a Ph.D.) for people who like good music and not the crap issuing from the radio. A MUST get!

Well…I still am pissed at Jett, but at least she’s shown a slight glimmer of taste in her music.

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