A week after releasing the ridiculous Funstyle album via her website, Liz Phair is back in the news. A note currently posted on the site reads:
You were never supposed to hear these songs. These songs lost me my management, my record deal and a lot of nights of sleep.
Yes, I rapped one of them. Im as surprised as you are. But here is the thing you need to know about these songs and the ones coming next: These are all me. Love them, or hate them, but dont mistake them for anything other than an entirely personal, un-tethered-from-the-machine, free for all view of the world, refracted through my own crazy lens.
This is my journey. Ill keep sending you postcards.
The only rational reaction one could possibly have to any of this is of course, “If we weren’t supposed to hear these songs, then why did you post them on your website for all of us to hear?” (Also, NB: he said crazy, not me.) [Pitchfork]