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What Happened To Jewel?  
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Does anyone know if Jewel, the girl who's first and thusfar only album (that I know of) was one of the best selling ever, is ever planning on doing anything else with her music? She wrote some poems but I don't think they were much good, the book of 'em mostly sold to people who were her fans and not so muc poets or poetry-readers. Anyway, has anyone heard anything on whether or not she's still alive and singing... I haven't heard anything about her in ages...?


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 849 times:

Like most "Top Artists" of the 1990's, she has vanished into obscurity.

Calling her album "one of the best sellers of all time" is really stretching things a bit.

I don't know. Perhaps because her music had no originality or anything memorable about it? I listened to it, and like most other singers of the 90's, I found her music to be sterile, lacking in character, and didn't exactly leave me humming her music in my head.

yeah, she was, at the height of her popularity destined to be the "next Joan Baez or Madonna" in terms of popularity and longevity.

Of course the same was also said of:

Sheryl Crow
Hootie And The Blowfish
Allanis Morissette

And many others.

Where are they now?

90's music was truly a pop music wasteland.

But, things always come full circle:

retro 70's and 80's music is slowly but steadily making a powerful comeback.

And I've actually heard a few current acts that while I'm not overly impressed with, are showing some potential.

Perhaps actual songwriting talent will soon be in the forefront in the not too distant future?


User currently offlineTimdapup22 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Jewel Released five CDs:
Pieces of You
Night without armor
Spirit
Joy-Holiday Collection
Chasing Down the Dawn

Along with this, Jewel has done a few live performances and was at Woodstock 99 - and has appeared on Leno for the last two years to sing a Christmas song.

An interesting fact about Jewel is she has written over 400 songs but a lot she did not feel comfortable with releasing - plus to keep the record companies happy had to choose songs which would sell.

Take Care

Tim


User currently offlineTimdapup22 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 844 times:

forgot to mention

Chasing down the Dawn & Night Without armor are mainly spoken only - so really just three cds of songs..


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 837 times:

Seems like the same is happening to Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and N'Sync, too. Haven't heard of them in a long time.

BH346



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 834 times:

Jewel is a grocery store chain based in Chicago. It is still around. They are usually coupled with an Osco Drug store. I worked at Jewel/Osco when I was 17.


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User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 833 times:

There's one about 1/4 mile away from my house. Want anything?

User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 833 times:

Jewel/Osco is now owned by Albertson's, but kept its name.





User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 819 times:

She's playing a free show in NYC Central Park on July 19th. Maybe the cost reflects her current popularity.

User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 814 times:

Hell I WISH that 70s and 80s was makign a comback, but all I hear on the radio, besides the Classic Hawaiian, is trash! On those pop stations they're getting into heavier and heavier music. It's dusgusting. I hate heavy metal, rap, and all around trash!!
We need good music again!

A 70s, 80s revival would be very healthy.  Big thumbs up

Alloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic

BTW, Britney, Backstreet, and N'sync are still very active. They'll be around for a while, unfortunately.

We need more Barry White and Phil Collins!


User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 809 times:

Thank you gentlemen, I live in Chicago and am more than familiar with Jewel. We bought some strawberries and sausage from them a few years back and both were half wrotten. Since then we've shopped at the also-local Dominicks.

I didn't know she had 5 CDs out, but yes, her music was some of the most popular of all time. She had some top singles and albums in 97 and sold several million copies of Pieces of You, which as far as I knew was the only good album she wrote.

As far as her music goes, I wouldn't be asking if I didn't like it. The songs were unoriginal? That's funny 'cause I've yet to hear anyone else say the things she says. The song Adrian is awesome, it's either pro-euthenasia or could be used for that cause. That doesn't make it original, but it is original anyway. Pieces of You itself, along with a lot of the others on the album, have a lot of attitude and so forth.

And by the way, N'Sync isn't going anywhere. They had a huge concert here in Chicago (right across the street from the Jewel store...) and we were bombarded with oversized SUVs with windows reading "I wanna *$%#( N'SYNC!" etc.

Aloha 737-200, I like your style. I'm more of a 60s-70s guy than 70s-80s, I don't think much good stuff came out of the 80s.

Has anyone ever noticed that Britney's initials are BS? I think that's cute.

Oh and Timdapup22, thanks for actually answering my question!  Wink/being sarcastic



"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 807 times:

I like the Beatles,Billy Joel,John Lennon etc.I also like pop  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Also,jewels are sold in diamond galleries.They go for around US$ 5000 a piece. (LOL)



GUNDU  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29786 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 800 times:

Jewel couldn't get hit by a car in her home state.

The idea that she is giving a free concert is helarious. This is the woman that played up comming home to Alaska far a millenium concert and then canceled because not enough tickets had been sold.

In high school all she wanted to do was make her voice sound like Whitney Houstons...It was helarious.

If you really want to hear some authentic "Jewel" songs go to the Whale Fat Follies at the Fly-By-Night club on Spenard road in Anchorage. They showed part of a parody skit about her on TV once......It was helarious.



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User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 792 times:

Who knows? Hopefully she'll stay gone too. Let us never hear of her again.

"These hands are small I know, but I'd love to strangle you, I know"


User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 787 times:

I'm just pointing this out so you know for future reference, not that it matters too terribly much, but it's spelled "hilarious".


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 783 times:

I know Britney, BSB, etc are still fairly popular, but they aren't as popular as they were and I haven't heard any new songs from them.

BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29786 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 779 times:

747-600X....Can I have a little slack....It was four in the morning when I wrote that.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 770 times:

...sure...


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
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