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Random Jewel Musings
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:17:36 PM »
Continued from here:

http://jewel.freeforums.org/random-jewel-musings-t412-160.html

Happy is an alright song, actually.  Rocking the acoustic version right now and it's okay.   

So's the Keep the Rainbow song.  The Merry Goes Round isn't all that bad for a kids record.

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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 05:49:28 PM »
Still haven't listened past the first five songs.  :eek:

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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 05:47:02 AM »
I was like that too Sandy lol. But I think it gets better as it goes on. If you take out the Sammy the Spider, the Supermarket Song, and Bucky the Bull the songs aren't half bad. The only really kiddy song on the album I really like are Sara Swan Sleepyhead.

The lyrics are a little childish being a kids record but the melodies are really pretty. I love Snooze Button Blues, In My Room, Give Me The Rainbow, and Just Like Penguins Do.

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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 06:20:32 AM »
I do, too!

The way I ran into them was I was playing a random Jewel play list and a lot of the songs just fit right in!

Bucky the Bull and the others you listed were awful, though.

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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 08:17:02 AM »
I was listening to it in my car and got into an accident (someone was changing lanes and I must have been in their blind spot - ran me into a parking lot and through a landscape of bushes). Haven't listened since.

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 08:22:41 AM »
:(

The same thing happened to me with Radiohead's The Bends - got in a bad wreck listening to it and it took years for me to set down and listen again.  I guess the difference is that record was one of my all-time faves.


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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 08:20:33 AM »
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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2015, 09:15:14 AM »
I hope the new book explains why her story about being homeless in SD keeps dramatically changing. 

I'm listening to a radio show from '96 where she and her mom chose to move into their respective vans so they could be bohemian beach-dwelling buskers.

Conversely, I just read something recent where Jewel said almost the opposite of that-  that she was a poor victim of an evil boss and she had to live in a pinto or something. 

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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2015, 02:55:10 AM »
I imagine it was all of the above. When she was younger she probably didn't think too negatively about living in her car, but growing older and realizing just how fucked up the situation was might've changed her perspective. At least, that's what I assume. I dunno. :shrug:

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2015, 06:16:21 AM »
Maybe, but there's still a huge difference between a little hatchback pinto and a van and going through the experience with your mom vs. only seeing her a couple times during this time period.

Massively inconsistent, I think.

When I was homeless, I didn't have a car. ::2


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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2015, 11:30:30 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2015, 07:45:22 AM »
Maybe, but there's still a huge difference between a little hatchback pinto and a van and going through the experience with your mom vs. only seeing her a couple times during this time period.

Massively inconsistent, I think.

When I was homeless, I didn't have a car. ::2

A lot of her stories are inconsistent.  I remember sometime in the blur of the 90s, either hearing or reading about her and her mom each living in station wagons and how they would park in parking lots in side by side by spaces and how they were "in it together."  Then in the Hard Rock Live episode she says she "sold it" (meaning her, green Datsun station wagon) and then she says it was stolen, but luckily she wasn't in it in other stories.  Then there is making stained glass art in the back of her van...
I think she was living in vehicles longer than initially stated.  I also think that A LOT of the stories were Nedra influenced.... :bs:

Not to say, she wasn't homeless, but I think that the Nedra influence on her career, interviews and so forth will be set a little straighter in the book.  I had about a 5-7 minute convo with her mom in '97. :flail:  I honestly think Jewel was kinda brainwashed by the desire to have her mom in her life and the fact that it's really hard to admit that the person you want to be closest to, is the one doing you the most harm.  It's a sucky situation.

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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2015, 08:34:33 AM »
I honestly think Jewel was kinda brainwashed by the desire to have her mom in her life and the fact that it's really hard to admit that the person you want to be closest to, is the one doing you the most harm. 

Yep, definitely.

I know how that feels, too.

Still, some of the bigger details change as the desired reaction changes, which is a little weird, but I think it's only a weirdo like me who would catch any of it - the casual fan would never know.


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I also bought Thomas Jefferson - the Art of Power and I want to read that more! :lolsad:

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2015, 08:47:10 AM »
I honestly think Jewel was kinda brainwashed by the desire to have her mom in her life and the fact that it's really hard to admit that the person you want to be closest to, is the one doing you the most harm. 

Yep, definitely.

I know how that feels, too.

Still, some of the bigger details change as the desired reaction changes, which is a little weird, but I think it's only a weirdo like me who would catch any of it - the casual fan would never know.


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I also bought Thomas Jefferson - the Art of Power and I want to read that more! :lolsad:

Well, I noticed too.  I always thought I was a casual fan...now I'm thinking not. 

I just read CDTD last month in preparation for Never Broken.  I suspect Nedra wrote it.  Doesn't feel Jewel-esque, at all. 

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2015, 10:38:10 AM »
I read CDTD a few times, although its been awhile now. If I'm not mistaken, I think this is where I read the inconsistency in the sleazy boss/paycheque story. In the book, doesn't she say in the end her mother went in and demanded her boss gave her the paycheque, and he did? If that was the case, she would have been able to pay her rent, etc. If true, that would totally change the dynamic of her story going forward as she wouldn't have necessarily ended up 'homeless'.  :thinking:
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2015, 11:29:04 AM »
Yeah, I really should at least graze through that book.  Maybe it will all make sense in the next one, but the homeless/sleazy boss story has only been consistent since Nedra vanished from the picture. 




PS: omg, I love "paycheque" :lol:

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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2015, 11:45:12 AM »
PS: omg, I love "paycheque" :lol:

Hmm.. I don't get it? :unsure:
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2015, 11:49:24 AM »
Yeah, I really should at least graze through that book. 

Seriously, it took me 2 hours to read it.

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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2015, 12:48:12 PM »
I read CDTD a few times, although its been awhile now. If I'm not mistaken, I think this is where I read the inconsistency in the sleazy boss/paycheque story. In the book, doesn't she say in the end her mother went in and demanded her boss gave her the paycheque, and he did? If that was the case, she would have been able to pay her rent, etc. If true, that would totally change the dynamic of her story going forward as she wouldn't have necessarily ended up 'homeless'.  :thinking:

"paycheque"  ;) I forget your Canadian  :yes:
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Re: Random Jewel Musings
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2015, 05:07:13 PM »
I read CDTD a few times, although its been awhile now. If I'm not mistaken, I think this is where I read the inconsistency in the sleazy boss/paycheque story. In the book, doesn't she say in the end her mother went in and demanded her boss gave her the paycheque, and he did? If that was the case, she would have been able to pay her rent, etc. If true, that would totally change the dynamic of her story going forward as she wouldn't have necessarily ended up 'homeless'.  :thinking:

"paycheque"  ;) I forget your Canadian  :yes:

Oh ha. I didn't know that was a Canadian thing, ay?   :lol:
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