Jean Smith

Rock Singer

Jean Smith was born on August 1st, 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is the Rock Singer from Canada. Discover Jean Smith's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 63 years old.

Date of Birth
August 1, 1959
Nationality
Canada
Place of Birth
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Age
63 years old
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Profession
Film Director, Novelist, Singer
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About Jean Smith

Jean Isabel Smith (born August 1, 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead singer of the Vancouver band Mecca Normal, as well as a painter, novelist, lecturer and filmmaker.

Her work explores themes of feminism and anti-authoritarianism. Smith met Mecca Normal bandmate David Lester in 1981 while the two were working together at a Vancouver newspaper. In 1986, Smith and Lester co-created, co-organized and participated in The Black Wedge—anti-authoritarian musicians and poets touring in the US, Canada and England. As a result of her work in Mecca Normal, Smith is now considered a forerunner of the 1990s politically charged riot grrrl movement, influencing many female artists within, and beyond, the genre. In August 1993, Smith's first novel I Can Hear Me Fine was published by David Lester's publishing company Get to the Point.

Her second novel, The Ghost of Understanding, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 1998.

Chapbooks The Family Swan and Other Songs (2002) and Two Stories (2006) were published by Get to the Point.

Jean Smith is represented by the Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency. In 2000 and 2006, Jean Smith received Canada Council for the Arts awards as a professional writer of creative fiction.

Her writing appears regularly in Magnet (magazine) online. Kill Rock Stars released a spoken word 7" Carboni Angel (wordcore v.3) and a solo album titled Jean Smith in 2000. Mecca Normal's albums have been released on Smarten UP! Records, K Records, Matador, Kill Rock Stars and M'lady's Records.

Career

Smith co-founded Mecca Normal with bandmate David Lester in 1981, while the two were working together at a Vancouver newspaper. Mecca Normal is considered a forerunner of the 1990s politically charged riot grrrl movement.

In 2000, Smith's series of watercolour self-portraits (1973–1999, from age 13 onward) were exhibited at Olympia's Ladyfest Art Show. The self-portrait series is included in Mecca Normal's music, art and lecture event How Art & Music Can Change the World which, since 2002, Smith and Lester have been presenting in university and high school classrooms, art galleries, indie media outlets and book stores. The lecture was presented on an April 2009 tour marking Mecca Normal's twenty-fifth anniversary after which it evolved into Smith's adaptation of David Lester's graphic novel The Listener (Arbeiter Ring, 2011) which deals with similar themes.

Smith has continued the self-portrait series in watercolour, video and photography, including photos from her online dating profiles in her short film Attraction is Ephemeral — the title of a song on Mecca Normal's 2006 album The Observer.

She began a series of paintings in 2016 to the present that she sells each day via Facebook posts to raise money to create an artist residency in Vancouver.

In August 1993, Smith's first novel I Can Hear Me Fine was published by David Lester's publishing company Get to the Point. Her second novel, The Ghost of Understanding, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 1998. Chapbooks The Family Swan and Other Songs (2002) and Two Stories (2006) were published by Get to the Point.

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Senator Ted Kennedy told friends to keep quiet to police after Chappaquiddick crash

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 25, 2022
Mary Jo Kopechne, 28, died after drowning in a car crash off the waters of Martha's Vineyard on July 18, 1969, known as the Chappaquiddick scandal. The car was driven by Senator Ted Kennedy, who fled the scene of the accident. He failed to report the accident for ten hours claiming he 'was overcome by a jumble of emotion - grief, fear, doubt, exhaustion, panic, confusion and shock'. Now new book Ted Kennedy: A Life reveals Kennedy told his friends to 'say nothing and do nothing' in the wake of the crash. The author claims the late senator 'panicked' and...