It makes me sad that just over 3000 people "like" Emmy the Great on Facebook. Not because facebook or liking things on facebook is all that great, but Emmy the Great is pretty awesome. But, again, it does make me feel like I have some kind of "indie cred" (to borrow the term from Strongbad) to like an artist whom hardly anyone has heard of. So I guess that's okay.
Plus, I love being able to say, "Have you heard . . . " and have someone say, "No!" and then later, "I love it!" Which was my experience today with Emmy the Great. I sent Tricia a facebook message about something entirely unrelated, but then spent three paragraphs talking about how awesome Emmy is and sharing links, and then Tricia said she loved Emmy and the music videos, and it made my heart so happy. I love converting people to music. So then I decided I needed to make a post to share with the rest of the world how much I love Emmy, because my heart would like more happiness, now :-)
What I like about Emmy the Great: I don't know if she writes her own lyrics or if someone else in the band writes them or what, but these have to be some of the most poetic lyrics ever. The lyrics are to her music what I want my words to be to my poetry. Honest, a little bitter, but phrasing things in that perfect way that captures the exact sentiment of the moment in a way that no one has ever thought to phrase it before.
I also love her folksy style and her voice and her accent. Combine that with her lyrics, and I'm totally in love with her music right now.