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20 Reasons Neko Case Is A Goddess Among Mere Mortals

This tornado loves YOU, Neko.

1. She’s killer in The New Pornographers.

2. And she’s (possibly even more) killer on her own.

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3. She sounds like if you mixed warm honey with whiskey and poured it into a hand-carved oak bowl.

4. Her Twitter presence is perfect.


Neko Case

@NekoCase

You just “Ma’am-ed” my boner to death, single dad.

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Neko Case

@NekoCase

Fall = Harry Potter.. See you guys later!

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Fuck booze, OATMEAL is a touring musician's best friend!

— Neko Case (@NekoCase)

Neko Case

@NekoCase

Fuck booze, OATMEAL is a touring musician’s best friend!

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6. That SMILE.

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7. She’ll teach you how to make borscht.

Check out her full (and totally charming) tutorial at Rookie.

8. She absolutely loves nature.

You spider-haters have to turn it around! embrace the EIGHT, not the hate! They are GOOD, like bats and sharks. Poor little guys.

— Neko Case (@NekoCase)

Neko Case

@NekoCase

You spider-haters have to turn it around! embrace the EIGHT, not the hate! They are GOOD, like bats and sharks. Poor little guys.

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For those who long for punk rock spirit; grow your own food from heirloom seed. It is literally the most subversive act in America.

— Neko Case (@NekoCase)

Neko Case

@NekoCase

For those who long for punk rock spirit; grow your own food from heirloom seed. It is literally the most subversive act in America.

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HOLY. CRAP. Just escorted TINY baby fox across the highway to his mama. NOTHING ELSE WILL EVER BE THIS GOOD. Ok, you can kill me now. Dead.

— Neko Case (@NekoCase)

Neko Case

@NekoCase

HOLY. CRAP. Just escorted TINY baby fox across the highway to his mama. NOTHING ELSE WILL EVER BE THIS GOOD. Ok, you can kill me now. Dead.

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9. Especially her adorable pets.

That’s Jerome.

10. Her fans love her and make things like this embroidery sampler in her honor.

True life: When I first heard this song, I thought the lyrics were “this tomato loves you.”

11. She makes you want to cry and wrap your arms around the whole world all at once.

12. She covered BUST, which is the raddest magazine.

“I just like to make things,” she said in the cover interview, “be it something that you’re welding, or something made out of wood, or a soup. I’ll try anything once.”

13. Her last record came packaged with delightful temporary tattoos.

It’s called The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. PREACH.

14. One time this happened.

And then she raffled off the car to benefit 826 National, a nonprofit organization that provides writing classes to kids across the country.

15. Her songs can be awesomely gender-bend-y.

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“I’m a man/ That’s what you raised me to be/ I’m not your identity crisis/ This was planned.” CHILLS.

My human/feminist slogan for life: "Im not a woman or a man, I'm a two-fisted son-of-a-bitch who will punch your lights out and I love you".

— Neko Case (@NekoCase)

Neko Case

@NekoCase

My human/feminist slogan for life: “Im not a woman or a man, I’m a two-fisted son-of-a-bitch who will punch your lights out and I love you”.

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I don't wanna be a woman OR man.. I just want other humans, when they look in my eye, to think "something odd and genuine lives in there."

— Neko Case (@NekoCase)

Neko Case

@NekoCase

I don’t wanna be a woman OR man.. I just want other humans, when they look in my eye, to think “something odd and genuine lives in there.”

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16. This video, for “People Got A Lotta Nerve,” is so wonderful and weird and populated with animated animals.

Just like the lady herself.

17. She stores her seeds in this eight-track case and her Vermont garden is an idyllic treasure trove.

 

18. She’s got so much soul.

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19. And is also so gentle and articulate.

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20. Watching her makes you want to unleash all the feelings you’ve ever had and make all the art you’ve ever imagined.

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Rock on, lady.

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