Still in love with Lisa Loeb
Fri Dec 19 2008
If you're around my age (and if you want an actual number you're going to have to stalk me on Facebook), then the film Reality Bites probably holds a special place in your heart. Fresh out of college, I totally related to the story of a bright but aimless twentysomething (Winona Ryder, pre-shoplifting) who's torn between two guys, a clean-cut vapid Yuppie (Ben Stiller, who also directed) and a smart scruffy slacker (Ethan Hawke, sporting some serious Grunge style). Not only did the (admittedly juvenile) themes of the film haunt me in an "OMG this is my life!" sort of way, the flick's soundtrack, featuring Lisa Loeb's hit "Stay," dominated my CD changer (ah, the quaint pre-iPod days). I'm happy to admit I've changed a lot since then. I have a focus (my kid). I don't long to be torn between two men (having to love one guy takes enough energy!) And I'm no longer attracted to Ethan Hawke. But I still dig Lisa Loeb (was I the only one obsessed with her dating reality show #1 Single?!) Lucky for me, she's still putting out music, and her latest release, Live at Lime with Lisa Loeb, available exclusively through the LimeWire Store, includes a new version of "Stay" as well as her recent children's songs. Check out a video of LL, still rocking her geeky glamor, below. Proceeds from the recording will benefit the Camp Lisa Foundation, Loeb's non-profit, which raises funds to send underprivileged children to summer camp.