Kick Out the Gems

November 23, 2006  |  music, web
Leslie Hall

If you don’t know who Leslie Hall is by now, you probably don’t have a series of tubes connected to your haus… because this would have arrived in your inbox with the subject line:

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Leslie, a 24-year old art school graduate from Ames, Iowa and self-proclaimed keeper of the gems, made a splash this past year with several YouTube hits performed with her rotating backup band the Lys, including Gem Sweater, Gold Pants, and Beat Dazzler.Additionally, she joined forces with fellow internet personalities Tron Guy (Jay Maynard) and Peter Pan (Randy Constan) to make an impassioned plea for net neutrality on We Are the Web.


Quite possibly the lovechild of Amy Sedaris and Mike Myers, Leslie recently released her second album, Door Man’s Daughter, which is round 2 of rhymes plus beats and tinkly piano ballads. The song “Mother Gem Lullaby” was running through my head this evening after my pants burst during Thanksgiving dinner.

Gold Pants may be the only way for me to continue being seen in public.

Buy Door Man’s Daughter from Leslie Hall - Door Man's Daughter or from Leslie herself.

BTW, here’s Leslie and her recent appearance on Ring My Bell taking calls and playing with plastic dinosaurs.

1 Comment

  1. Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh. She’s playing Iowa City in two weeks. Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh I fucking love her.


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