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I’ve gone 20 years of my life without seriously obsessing over any celebrity. Seriously, I couldn’t care less, and if ever I did appear to be a “fan”, it was just because I needed to appear like a normal person who did care.

Until I discovered KT Tunstall. You may remember how I recommended her music before. My love for her music has grown exponentially since, enough to actually go for her concert at the end of March, which I’ve never done for any other artiste. And I am actually starting to appreciate her as a person – ironically because they don’t sell her as a personality. How do you not like this self-lyric-writing, self-guitar-playing, self-singing, talented artiste? How do you not appreciate her genuine commitment to the ecology? For once, the music is not all about sex and love, or gangsters shooting each other up.

And need I mention how much it helps that she pings my gaydar like no one’s business? Okay that is not the main reason, duh, but the fact that she looks like a regular girl, and not a made-up Barbie doll, and the fact that I just love dykey-but-not-masculine-looking women, solidifies my adoration for her. I don’t want to bed her, I just want her to remain as an example to all the people out there that you don’t need to be all girly and sexy to make it as a solo female artiste. [Yes, I know you are still there, Melissa Etheridge, you rock my world too with the way you survived breast cancer and had twins.] Not that she isn’t sexy, which once again is ironic, because I find her sexy because they don’t sell her as sexy.

Dear KT – I shall buy every one of your albums once I can afford to, because I think you are one of the few gems of musicians who deserve it, in this fucked-up music industry built on sex appeal, image-driven sales, and hormonal teenage girls and boys.

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February 27, 2008 - Posted by | Celebrities, Music | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. If you like folksy pop, a couple of other good acts:

    http://myspace.com/theponycollaboration/
    http://myspace.com/fanfarlo/
    http://myspace.com/stornoway/

    Comment by Jolene | February 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hi KT Tunstall
    WOW and Grand Compliment! Suddenly I See is super Song!

    Comment by Heinz | April 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. i lovr kt thunstal!!!!!i love song!

    Comment by Fede | April 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. Haha, great post. I think she’s pretty wonderful, too. Liking the point about her looking like a regular girl. She’s sooo talented!! Haha, her mum stays in my home town 🙂

    Comment by ashley | May 5, 2008 | Reply


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