Election Day is Here and so is Monster Protest Jamz Vol. 1

      I present to you, on this fine day of elections, MONSTER PROTEST JAMZ VOLUME 1! For those that have missed it, I have put together an amazing record of socially conscious numbers by some of my favorite artists (and friends). It took a little longer than expected, because we continued getting... Read More

Would You Have Hidden Me In Your Attic?

4c949cfbd28802df15bf751784f71f43

This song is from my Happy Town record. I forgot about it (as I do many songs from the back catalog), but was reminded as I read the last op-ed from Nicholas Kristof in the NY Times entitled, ” Would You Hide A Jew From the Nazis”. He told the story of an American woman named Martha Sharp who helped to smuggle Jews and anti-Nazi journalists out of Germany. He also made... Read More

The Kickstarter Video With My Mom That I Didn’t Use

elaine

A couple of years ago, I filmed a video of my mom playing mahjong while she explained to potential donors why they should donate “a lot” to her daughter.. I didn’t use it, as I was advised by the folks at Kickstarter that I needed to be the star of my video. Plus, I have been procrastinating and have yet started the campaign. I’m about to get back on it as... Read More

Rarities and Little Gems for Sale

                How about a Jetpack or Jill and John Doe T-shirt? How about the heavy metal ones with fake tour dates naming the most dangerous places on earth – including the Epcot Center?             After this batch is gone, they will be be among the most sought after rarities in the annals of Denver-born... Read More

“It was the 3rd of June” -The Ode to Bobbie Gentry

image

The Ode to Biily Joe on the Smothers Brothers “It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day” In 2009, I recorded a song called, “Where is Bobbie Gentry?”. My obsession has subsided maybe just a little bit, but whenever June 3rd rolls around, my mind goes all Southern Gothic. What exactly happened in and around the area of Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi,... Read More

Be Mine- and a song.

Unknown-1

  http://jillsobule.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/10-Bloody-Valentine1.mp3 Here’s “Bloody Valentine” off my “California Years” record. The night before the dreaded Valentine card exchange, I decided go ahead and give Robbie Naiman the biggest card from the Woolworth box. And he also was the only one to  have it scotch-taped with a candy heart... Read More

Christmas is the Saddest Day of the Year

image

  Christmas is the Saddest Day of the Year http://jillsobule.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/03-Christmas-Is-The-Saddest-Day-Of-The-Year.mp3   It took me until 2007 to make any major paper’s “top ten” music list. It wasn’t a proper “best of” but rather, even better…I made number ten in Entertainment Weekly’s list of “100 Christmas Bummers”! It was... Read More

When My Ship Comes in – in Treme with Bonerama, Wendell Pierce & Trombone Shorty

treme

Here I am, onstage with Bonerama, Trombone Shorty and Wendell Pierce  for the season 3 finale of Treme. That is with, count them…six trombones! This might have been the most fun band that I have ever played with. What I dug, was that the music folk from the show did not want us to rehearse. They wanted it real with all the glaring mistakes and great energy – like you... Read More

Old Song of The Day -Houdini’s Box

Unknown

            Houdini’s Box (from the record)  and Houdini’s Box (live from Central Park with Ethel) http://jillsobule.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/05-Houdinis-Box.m4a http://jillsobule.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Houdinis-Box-Live-Delacorte-Theater-Central-Park.mp3 I first recorded Houdini’s Box as a demo on a 4-track cassette... Read More

Sold My Soul LYRICS

Sold My Soul Lyrics: Robin Eaton, Jill Sobule   I feel like an outline Where the middle part is missing And the moonlight is kissing The details away I feel like a cliffnote To a novel no one can read And I feel like such a phony Like I got ’em all deceived And I feel like a punch line Nobody gets I bet that you’re laughing And shaking your head I sold... Read More

MAILING LIST

HELLO! WELCOME

Welcome to the official Jill Sobule website. Here you can unlock all secrets of the universe. Start with just one click and slowly the world's mysteries will unfold.