Thursday, June 15, 2006

Jill Sobule And Her Broadband Record ‘God Save The Internet’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Who says protest music is dead? Not indie-pop songstress Jill Sobule, who is best known for her 1995 hit, “I Kissed A Girl.”

These days, Sobule has united with some underground girl rockers who’ve dubbed themselves the Broadband, all in the name of saving something called “Net Neutrality.”

The group – which also features Letters To Cleo founder Kay Hanley and mutual friend Michelle Lewis – formed the one-off project to protest proposed Congressional threats to free access on the internet.

Sobule says the Broadband openly skewers “cause” songs like “We Are The World” with their own protest song called “God Save The Internet.”

Sample lyrics include Jesus! Wouldn’t mess with the internet/ Kennedy! Wouldn’t mess with the internet/ Gandhi! Wouldn’t mess with internet/ Ben Kingsley! Wouldn’t mess with the internet.

She takes the cause seriously, but not necessarily the song – and that’s caused some problems.

As she puts it, “Some people still don’t get that we’re kinda making fun of protest songs, too, taking the piss out of them and making them fun.”

She adds: “They’ve posted things like, ‘This song sucks, it’s not Dylan.”’

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