Monday, March 29, 2010


Emmy the Great singing "Bowl Collecting Blood", available via iTunes for those of us not in the UK. Yeppers, she still hasn't found a U.S. distributor. Go ahead and buy the "First Love-Deluxe Edition" "album" from iTunes, it's only $9.95 for a ton of great songs...

One thing I can't figure out: Emmy can sing, she's cute as a ladybug, and she writes great songs. So why has she never been wined and dined by a music industry talent scout, while Taylor Swift, who needs auto-tune to sing anywhere near in tune, makes jillions of dollars? I am just plain baffled...

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Uhh -

    Emmy is cute in a "girl next door" kinda way, not country glam purdy lahk Tayluh - who looks to Garth fucking Brooks for inspiration.

    In fact Emmy seems to care about her appearance about as much as I do mine.

    Her family didn't sell their souls and move to Hendersonville, TN when she was 14.

    There might be games she's not willling to play.

    Make sense?


  2. More or less, alas. Except maybe the cute part, this particular video is not very flattering to Emmy because of the yellowish lighting and because it's at the end of a very long set and she's hot, tired, and disheveled. Some of her shows she's been in somewhat sexier clothing with a more flattering hair style and it's enough to make a penguin go rowr! In a cute girl next door way of course.

    But of course sex is not what she's selling, which is your point, I suppose. As for games she's not willing to play, I think you may be on to something there. She is from money. Her family has lawyers on retainer. Any deal a label tried to make to rip her off would get ripped to shreds by her family's lawyers. It may simply be that they look at that, decide "oh f**k it we can't make millions by ripping her off, so it's not worth our time", and go find someone more gullible, desperate, or willing to prostitute herself. Luckily that same fact means she doesn't have to worry about supporting herself with her music, so she can make the music she wants to make, rather than the music that labels would allow her to make. So it goes.

    - Badtux the Music Penguin


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