Turns Out Jill Sobule Was a Little Miffed, After All
Monday, August 03, 2009 - 10:02 PM
We were quite taken with Jill Sobule when she came into the studio for a performance chat with Kurt earlier this summer.
Jill Sobule: Please don't steal from her. It's for your own good.
Jill's new record, California Years, has been getting great reviews - and she's been hailed as a pioneer of truly independent music by getting her fans to finance the record. Still, the question she gets asked most frequently doesn't have anything to do with the future of the music industry: everyone wants to know what she thinks of pop superstar Katy Perry. Perry cribbed the title of Jill's 1995 single 'I Kissed a Girl' and turned it into a gigantic hit. Jill's been mum so far, until this interview that went up a few days ago on the Rumpus, where she says that she has tried very hard to be polite:
It did bug me a little bit, however, when she said she came up with the idea for the title in a dream. In truth, she wrote it with a team of professional writers and was signed by the very same guy that signed me in 1995. I have not mentioned that in interviews as I don’t want to sound bitter or petty… cause, that’s not me. Okay, maybe, if I really think about it, there were a few jealous and pissed off moments. So here goes, for the first time in an interview: F--- you Katy Perry, you f---ing stupid, maybe “not good for the gays,” title thieving, haven’t heard much else, so not quite sure if you’re talented, f---ing little s--t.
Yikes! Our advice: don't cross Jill Sobule. She might just independently finance your butt-kicking.