Monday, December 12, 2005

Nellie McKay Got It Right

Dear Nellie,

Recently, according to Defamer, you had a meltdown at a recent performance. A reader reported:

She was talking to the audience about the problems she’s been having with Sony and someone shouted “Shut up and sing!” This seemed to touch a nerve with dear Nellie. After politely explaining to the miscreant that “If this continues with Sony, I will leave the music business, BITCH. And NEVER SING AGAIN,” she started screaming and crying and “They say I’m just pulling a Barbra Streisand,” and “You have NO IDEA WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH,” and corporations are raping the world, etc.

You tell 'em, Nellie. Raping the world with greed(leavingartistscrumbsofthepie)&greenhousegasses&rootkits&whatnot.

You tell 'em, but please, PLEASE do not stop singing!

First of all, I'm going to try to see you at the Birchmere in January.

Second...what would we do without your spunk & flair? And now, you've got ditties like your Beatles cover on This Bird Has Flown, and this euphorically harmonic duet with k.d. lang, from your forthcoming Pretty Little Head:

Nellie McKay & k.d. lang - We Had It Right (mp3) (radio rip)

And third and finally, if you quit, that would leave us with the likes Springfield?...well, this defamer commenter doesn't care so much:

My God, I've lost touch. Who the fuck is Nelly McKay and why should I care? Write more articles about Rick Springfield, for Christ's sake, man! I care about REAL entertainers!

YEAH! REAL entertainers, for Christ's sake, man!

See (and hear) you soon.

With all our love,

The Smudge

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