"Reality is a funny thing, you know... Reality is what you believe; believe
it to be. It's what you put your thought and energy into, because your hands
physically manifest thought. So your world becomes what you feel and what
"You have to realize: ok, I don't know how to solve a political problem, I
don't know how to solve the pollution problem... all I know is in my own life,
I need to figure out some sense of purpose, I need to figure out how to
be happy... and I'm willing to give up looking at all you and trying to do
everyone else's laundry and look at myself and what do I need... and that's
profound. We point so many fingers and go 'this person isn't... are you
blah blah blah?" If we all just took care of ourselves it'd be very
efficient... all I can do ultimately in my own life... all I can speak
is from my experience."
Jewel was in the June 13th, Number 736, issue of RollingStone Magazine. The article on pages 22-25 features a large black and white photo of jewel in a black bra and pants. Article content is focused on Atlantic Records efforts to further Jewel's success and can be found with full photo on my article page
Jewel is featured in theJune 1996 issue of Spin Magazine. There's a brief little article on page 27 and a nice (large) photo of her lying on a bed in a blue dress on pages 26-27.
Jewel was scheduled as a "special surprise guest" at the Saturday, June 1 "HFStival" in Washington D.C. between Everclear and Cracker. Feeling ill and with false directions and no band, she arrived at 3:45, the time she was due on stage. She went out to face the main stage audience without her usual preparation. Jewel opened with the Tracy Chapman cover "Behind the Wall" and followed with "Pieces of You." Into the "Faggot" verse, with the mosh pit before her, a frisbee flew from the audience and struck Jewel in the upper arm and chest. Probably stunned, she stopped playing, saying "Thank you," unplugged her guitar and left the stage cutting short her scheduled 20 minute set. There are a few pics available from just before this incident and a brief standard wire report.
Reportedly, the culprits called the radio station and confessed to which they were asked for a written apology to be forwarded to Jewel.
In a related incident at a NJ rock station, a DJ played "Who Will Save Your Soul" and cut it off 40 seconds along with a frisbee "swoosh" sound, saying "Thank you . . . and goodbye." Radio sense of humor understood, this was not appropriate in my opinion as it only seems to approve of that sort of behavior.