Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Jemina Pearl the Gossip Girl
by Seth Graves
on Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 12:52 PM
For those who missed it: After having quit her fancy but thankless internship in the fashion industry, Jenny and her new friend Agnes (who you may also recognize as Caitlin Cooper from the third and fourth seasons of The OC
) stage a guerilla fashion show at this swanky charity gala to unleash her stylish creations on Manhattan's morbidly wealthy elite. In real life, this would be something like your 15-year-old punk rock band playing a surprise show at the family reunion in hopes of getting a record deal, but not surprisingly, it works here. The old folks are initially appalled, but wouldn't you know, a couple of them get into it and before you know it, Jenny's completely outrageous and inappropriate stunt is a success. Again, all this to the tune of Jemina's Ramones cover.
I did a little research and found the recording was actually commissioned by the show and was a collaboration betwixt Pearl and Thurston Moore. Could this lead to yet another Sonic Youth side project? Perhaps a J-Pearl solo album? I have no idea, and Pitchfork
doesn't either. There doesn't seem to be any other access to the track besides streaming this particular episode online, which is a shame cause it sounded kind of fly to me.
Dunno if anyone else was watching, but I couldn't help but notice it was former BYOP front girl Jemina Pearl singing The Ramones' "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" during the climax of last night's episode of