Jewel is my favourite artist in the world and i think she always will be. I own all four of her albums (and numerous other live recordings) and i'm still not satisfied. I love her music for a number of reasons. In a modern era of meaningless pop songs, Jewel is a breath of fresh air. The beautiful poetic lyrics in Jewel's songs always MEAN something, often socially or politically relevant, and more often filled with heartbreaking emotion. Jewel's music also covers many different genres - the best example of this being her latest album, "This Way". If you want to find out more about Jewel please visit my website: http://fly.to/lastdancerodeo
>>By Stace (Wednesday, 22 Jan 2003 04:54)
i used to like jewel but now i think she's a total sell out. i mean c'mon, just listen to her first cd then listen to her latest intuition crap. she's turned into every other pop crap artist out there. i must say, i'm very disappointed.
>>By kim (Saturday, 10 May 2003 08:26)
that was the point of the song and video...
Her producers wanted her to become a sell out, so she did the song and video to make fun of the industry...
Get A Life...
>>By nidaros (Sunday, 25 May 2003 04:32)
I really used to like jewel but now shes crap just plain crap if we wanted to listen to another popstar wouldnt we just listen to someone else come on its crap look im crying now bye
>>By Kaity (Monday, 9 Jun 2003 09:28)
I just heard Jewel's new song, "Intuition", and I think it's ok. I like her old songs much better, and I think her newer albums took a turn for the worse. But I don't think Intuition is "crap". So that's all I have to say.
>>By Kevin (Tuesday, 10 Jun 2003 08:40)
its true, she did the song intuition to mock the industry, not to become a part of the b.s. I am actually starting to like her now.
>>By Nate (Tuesday, 10 Jun 2003 15:09)
Hey i like Jewel and this new song of hers shines a new light on her, it hasnt taken a turn for the worse. this new songs different and shows her as a different person.
>>By Chele (Friday, 20 Jun 2003 04:05)
How do you guys know she did it to 'mock' the industry? Did you personally ask her?
Did you see her at that basketball thing? She looked STONED off her ass. I wasn't the only one to notice that, at least 2 other people asked me if I saw her.
So I guess she's wearing all that makeup and the hoochie clothes and the hoe attitude to 'mock' the industry too?
I'm sorry, I've always liked Jewel but I am SO dissapointed that now she became 'another pop princess' wearing skimpy clothes and acting the part.
I used to love her music, her lyrics, the emotion in her voice, but now it sounds like any old prefabricated artist like Britney or JHo.
What a sell-out.
>>By Starseed (Sunday, 22 Jun 2003 21:49)
She would only be mocking the industry if she wasn't starting to become apart of it. I'll point out her performance at the Divas Duets and the current issue of Blender Magazine. She wasn't getting the attention she wanted so she's using the excuse that she's mocking the industry to hide the fact that she's really selling out to get more attention.
>>By Tart (Monday, 23 Jun 2003 07:03)
Um for all you jewel mockers out there, SCREW YOU ALL.....youre obviously not a TRU fan, cuz you wouldnt just turn your backs on her like that , Ok FIRST of all it is completely TRUE that she did that to mock the industry ....the interviews are on Rollingstone.com, why dont u do sum research before speakin up bout sumthin u dont know jack shit about . The whole point of music is Expression, and Being Open minded to different things. yea her old stuff was awesome, but you gotta give her credit for trying new things, and as for you people who dont like it , you can go suck a nut cuz youre all boring people who dont like a change. well thats all i have to say.
>>By Doesnt Matter (Monday, 23 Jun 2003 22:34)
I was just looking around the web trying to figure out what's behind the apparent changes in
Jewel's style when I came across and read this board. I just have to say that from reading all
of these posts, you people either take this way too seriously or can't prove the point you're
making--especially after telling someone else to prove the point they're making.
More importantly, I have to say this to "By Doesnt Matter" and all the other people like him:
Learn how to spell. I'm sick of reading messages from people who think it's hip and cool
to type out "u" instead of "you" and "sumthin" instead of "something." Same goes for
punctuation and capitalization--didn't they teach you people this stuff at about the same time
they taught you where babies come from? Or are you all still waiting to hit that stage
in human development? Oh, and if you're going to insult people, try to be more creative than
using "crap" and "suck a nut" you sad and pathetic individuals who validate their lonely social
existences by sitting in front of a computer screen while typing out nearly incoherent
messages that exist on the border between English and the grating sound of a whining baby
with shingles. Even the guys who play "Dungeons and Dragons" are above you in the social
ladder since they at least interact with real people in the real world. Remember that?
Reality? The thing you're all escaping from right now?
>>By Get a social life. No, really! I'm serious! (Friday, 27 Jun 2003 11:15)
I've always been a Jewel fan, and although I still respect her for the past stuff she has done, I have to say, she has taken a turn for the worst. My question is, Why? Money? Attention? She had my CD$ and attention when she was real, herself, not totally glammed up.
Yes, I am disappointed, but perhaps this will turn around? Perhaps this is only a phase? Anyone have any thoughts?
>>By SJgirl (Monday, 30 Jun 2003 22:29)
I love jewel's music! She is a very talented women, however I liked her old music much better. I respected her for not exploiting herself and still being able to achieve success! I am a firm believer in the fact that a change is as good as a holiday but I hope that her change in image is only temporary.
>>By bec (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 07:02)
Crap, crap and more crap. When I first heard the song intuition I thought it was Christina Aguilera (i plead for forgiveness, get a social life, if i misspelled her name). I've been around music my whole life, and I've played in many bands have been mixing albums for a while. If I hear one more go with the flow "dirty pop" -laced, "i wanna be bad" , love me because slutty girls are "beautiful", I can't play an instrument so I gotta make drum beats with my mouth, justin timberlake wanna-be, i'm gonna gonna break my left penkie finger. Jewel has always had alot of talent, and I'm not gonna slam her. She plays guitar better than most bands I hear around today, and her lyrics have always been so good. It appears she is going pop. Jewel has always been the one constant when it came to female musicians, and I hope this isn't permanant.
>>By Get a Better Social Life (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 06:13)
i need to know the name of the jewell song number 6 on 0304
>>By Wynde (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 08:10)
"Peices of You" was one of the best, heartfelt and original albums I've ever heard. It's hard to believe the same person who wrote those intense and powerful songs is the Jewel who produced those utterly forgettable and generic pop compilations, "This Way" and "0304". Either she didn't know what she was doing in the first place, or, having become a success, she's lost her true voice.
At this point in here career there is no question. She is a complete sellout. Her claim that she was mocking the music industry with "Intuition" was a desperate attempt to hang onto her old fans, while at the same time playing to the audiences of Madonna, Maria Cary and co..
What a shame. What Jewel really needs is to lose everything, end up in a trailor and suffer some major economic and emotional deprivation for a year or two. Then perhaps she'll have something to sing about ... again.
>>By Musiclover (Friday, 4 Jul 2003 23:00)
For Get a Better Social Life:
Yes, yes, I see the spelling and grammer mistakes, too.
Guess I've become too dependant on my word processing software :(
>>By Musiclover (Friday, 4 Jul 2003 23:02)
To get a Social Life,
If you have the time to bother complaining about people making mistakes concerning their grammer then I think you should probably listen to your own advice and get a life!!!!
>>By me (Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 13:15)
As a member of the film industry I feel that I have at least some authority to speak about the entertainment industry.
I am a great fan of music. I have been for a long time, since long ago when I saw the first passionate man to ever truly grace MTV with his music; Kurt Cobain. After him there was a period of time when music with emotional lyrics and emotional chords were craved and accepted. Jewel was discovered towards the end of this period. Living out of her car, just trying to be a musician.
Jewel has come a long way since then. However not even I saw this comming. This new album is indeed a sell out. I don't personally know Jewel, and couldn't tell you why she has sold out but she has.
When I heard the lyric "Save yourself, just sell out". I thought maybe it was irony too. It's not, there's too much evidence that Jewel has sold out and not enough intellegence behind her persona to believe that she has any faith in her own music. I mean, I hate to admit when artists sell out too. But it happens, and it's a part of the industry. Jewel certainly has come a long way since her first album. But from lyrics like "Who will save your soul" to "save yourself, just sell out".... and I mean the entire composition of the music, the sound, and Jewel's get up... just sadly points to for one reason or another she has sold out.
Sometimes artists are on drugs and can no longer think and therefore turn to drugs to think for them. Sometimes they just want money and sometimes it's a combination of the both. It's sad too because you would think that it's the artists fault but most often the music industry provides drugs for artists... and when their too drugged out to think their robbed blind of their money, screwed into doing things they didn't want to do, and when the Behind the Music comes out they are ultimately blamed because drug use is never placed on anyone's hands but the user. But in truth it's only 60% the users fault really.
So Jewel might not be on drugs. She might be money-hungry. Or maybe she's just really bad at making a statement. I mean Sum41 pretended to make a statement a while back but they TOO are a sell-out band. These are tools of the industry my friend and as long as people feed into and watch MTV mindlessly like kids watching Teletubbies, it's going to remain this way.
Jewel will probably date Carson Daly or Ashton Kutcher or any of the many tools placed to blind people from real music. Sorry guys, this is sad, but true, and so is the way of life.
>>By forecastmazy (Thursday, 10 Jul 2003 05:39)
dat thing bout dis albom sukkin aint tru its seweet!
Have I pissed you intellectual pricks off yet. "Get a Social Life", you probably don't listen to rap because you don't own an Ebonics to English dictionary, you stuck up yuppie. People worrying about grammar are ignorant, there is much more to life than bickering about unimportant social issues like grammar or "foul language". The crappy food you stuff in your mouth is worse for you than someone misspelling a word.
On the subject of Jewel, she is who she is. Take her advice, follow your intuition, and be yourself.
If you want to hear good fun music go see a WHITE STRIPES show. I can guarantee we will never sell out, unless we get offered the right price!
ROCK ON AND LIGHTEN UP
>>By meg_of_the_WhiteStripes (Saturday, 12 Jul 2003 17:52)
Ok...everybody at the same time "SELLLLLLLLL OUUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!"
>>By F0olpr0of (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 16:59)
There are those that have defended Jewel on her recent album claiming that her songs were empty to prove a point about commercialism, and mock the industry...isn't that hypocritical when she sells her Intuition theme out to a razor company??
>>By some girl (Saturday, 19 Jul 2003 04:08)
Can anybody direct me to a list of all of the songs on Buddy Jewel's latest CD?
>>By Derek (Monday, 21 Jul 2003 02:49)
When I first saw the cover of her newest album, I was truly disgusted. Then when I heard the story that it was satirical or a mockery of the mainstream pop industry, I breathed a sigh of relief. But now I believe she is still a sellout, just trying to "bridge" the gap between her old fans and her new ones by hanging on to both for a while.
It's dissapointing, I used to be able to say quite proudly that I was a Jewel fan, but now I will have to tack on "the early stuff" everytime I say that =(
>>By Konrad, a fan of Jewel (the early stuff) (Wednesday, 23 Jul 2003 06:09)
To be honest Ive always found Jewel to be an anoying, flaking hippy. But Im quite suprised by how completly shes sold out to an industry shes previously been so critical of. The word whore comes to mind...
>>By Amuzed (Friday, 25 Jul 2003 00:28)
when I'm starting to like Jewel, I saw her latest video, and very dissapointed. And what is with the sound? That isn't her good old sound. especially after i watched Rated X in AXN, she doesn't seem like planning to ditch anybody. now i truly believe that most pop artists today have gone insane!!! YES, INSANE!!!
>>By cyber_eyes (Friday, 25 Jul 2003 12:30)
I've been a singer/songwriter/ musician all of my life.
On different days I enjoy different foods
I don't like to wear the same clothes everyday.
I dont like to HAVE to sing or play the samre songs everyday.
If I HAVE to sing/say or play the same things everyday then it's not play
I can't create what you want me to create
I'll never measure up to who you wish I could be.
I must grow into who I am.
I like what is happening lately I'm having a blast
Maybe some people would prefer I live in a car.
They can and they can write car songs
>>By Jewel (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 17:00)
Jewel is amazing, I have always thought that until I heard her newest song, basically I think it's a piece of crap. She's so much better than that. I am very disapointed.
>>By jeny (Sunday, 17 Aug 2003 21:23)
Opinions are like assholes... everyone has one, and everyone thinks everyone elses stinks!
Jewel rocks! I love her.
I love her vision, her soul her voice, and her Intuition.
"Fill your lives with love and bravery, and you will lead a life uncommon".
And she won't end up with Carson Daley, or whoever else. I'm wishing her and Ty all the best in their journey together.
Love ya girl. Keep up the beautiful work.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
Noone changes if noone changes
>>By littlegirl (Saturday, 18 Oct 2003 04:55)
i have her on video & from the simple appearance to the fashionable image, one thing does still stand with her, good music.
>>By star (Sunday, 19 Oct 2003 18:37)
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