I saw singer-songwriter Jenny O. [Twitter] perform in Los Angeles last night, during this awesome benefit at Largo for Ryuichi Sakamoto's project to replace school musical instruments lost in Japan's 3/11 quake and tsunami. Her performance was incredible, and she's an awfully nice person. Boing Boing's music curator Amy Seidenwurm posted about Jenny O. recently, and she's right: you gotta check her out.
When I got home last night, I got to googling all the artists who performed, including Jenny. This track above, Happiest Days/Another Brick In the Wall Part 2
, was just released on the "Cool for School" compilation album for another benefit project: this to provide school lunches in South African schools.
Listening to it just before bed, skimming the Twitter feeds about Occupy protests planned at universities today and fears of more harsh crackdowns on those students by police, I felt like this song was a good anthem for the day.
MP3s here: Gift Horse Project presents: Cool for School (Amazon)
You can download Jenny O.'s new EP "Home" here (Amazon).
Sound it Out # 37: Jenny O. – “Automechanic” (MP3)I posted Jenny O.’s first single almost a year ago. At that time, Jenny was just getting started – she had moved from NY to LA and had a five-song EP called “Home” that she released herself. Since then, all five songs on “Home” have been featured […]
Sound It Out #3: Jenny O. — “Well OK Honey” It’s not easy to find information about Jenny O. Her bio tells us that her father is a scientist/wedding singer and that she began playing music at an early age. That’s pretty much it. Mysterious origins aside, “Well OK Honey” is the rare song that […]
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