Wednesday, May 31, 2006

MUSIC: Ode to J-named Women

There's quite a precedent in music writing to use a girl as a subject. Even more so, it seems like artists use said girl's name as the song title. Here are a couple that came to mind, all of which begin with the letter "J". Got any more?

::: The White Stripes - Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)
::: The Mountain Goats - Jenny
::: The Fakrays - Johanna
::: Stellastarr* - Jenny
::: Franz Ferdinand - Jacqueline
::: The Minders - Jenny
::: Adam Green - Jessica

So it appears that Jenny is the most popular girl in class. I'll resist posting Jenny 867-5309 but shall leave you with a couple bonus J-related songs.

::: The New Pornographers - Jackie, Dressed In Cobras
::: Oh No! Oh My! - Jane Is Fat
::: Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Jeane, If You're Ever In Portland

(Girlpants has an excellent mixtape post of girl-related songs as well, so check that out)
(Another excellent mixtape, done by Good Hodgkins, can be seen here. It turned me onto the The Minders. Bonus points for songs about Eliza, Kate, and Irene.)
(I feel an A-Z Girls Names post coming on, don't steal my idea!)

As always, you can buy these albums here.

[Photo credit goes to darkshapes. Isn't this an amazing photo?]