Remember the #90schicks who looked like they were going to change the world?
I'm part of the majority of the world that didn't grow up in the States, so to me Alaska was just about one of the most exotic, far flung places in the world. There was a time that I associated it with grizzly bears, grizzly men and lots of ice. Then along came #Jewel who gave the world a non bearded Alaskan to ponder.
She was so cool and thoughtful. Sleeping in her car and getting discovered in a coffee house, twanging that guitar and sitting on that fence dividing pop and country. A poet, a song writer, a saviour. Think of all the goodwill she offered for Alaska. She was one of the #90schicks that looked like she was going to take over the world. On a horse.
But I don't live in the States: just one of the other places in the world that her music seemed to be plastered all over the radio (ie everywhere). So after she pushed the boundaries with 0304 she started to drop off the radar and the last I heard was that she was on a ranch, making country music, writing books and dancing with the Stars. Riding horses too. Much the same as she did during the nineties but just without the threat of world domination. After the pioneering work- she should have won an Alaskan tourism award- we were left with another Alaskan who could see Russia from her porch but who couldn't make heads or tails of anything else in the world.
So, now Alaska is a place of bears, beards and beers again and I don't hear much about Jewel anymore, but damn she was fun, unoffensive and cute and the first #90schick that I would like to #fightthefight for.
Most alluring: foolish game
Most interesting: using her Intuition