Friday, January 16, 2009

Sure, Why Not?

By me posting this link to a free download of Neko Case's new song, she'll donate five bucks to the Best Friends Animal Society.

When asked by the defunct magazine Harp to name three influences, Neko raved about Girl Trouble -- also one of my all-time faves. She hung out with them when they all lived in Tacoma and she go-go danced in their Cold Shoulder video, and she presumably inspired their song "Neko Loves Rock 'n' Roll." Like Girl Trouble's "My Hometown," Neko also paid tribute to their beloved burg in "Thrice All-American" ("it's a dusty old jewel in south Puget Sound"). By the same token, Girl Trouble was also a big influence on me -- their boss 'zine Wig Out! is what made me wanna write.

I like Neko too -- she figured prominently in the New Pornographers' kickass Mass Romantic album, and her "Star Witness" is one of my favorite songs in recent years.

So, yeah, save the kittens!


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