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Leslie Feist Introduction
Feist, best known for her song 1234 that has been played and played and played on the Apple ipod nano commercials has actually been a successful artist since 1998 and will probably keep making music that will hopefully not be part of commercials that make you want to rip your hair out everytime they play.
Leslie Feist Life Story
Feist's parents were both artists. Her father, Harold Feist, was an abstract-expressionist painter and instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design and Mount Allison University, and her mother was a student of ceramics (aka homemaker). Her parents divorced soon after her birth and she moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, where they lived with her grandparents, and later to Calgary, Alberta. She performed as one of 1000 dancers at the age of 12 as part of the Opening Ceremonies of the Calgary Winter Olympics.
She got her start in music at 15 as lead vocalist for a punk bank named Placebo. Due to vocal damage she had to take a break from singing in 1995, taking up the guitar in 1996. By 1998 she was good enough to be the guitarist for By Divine Right, not by divine right.
She released a solo album in 1999, Monarch and then another, Let it Die. She realeased her third album, The Reminder, on April 23, 2007. Following the release of the nano commercial with her song 1234, she became a popular indie artist only to be overplayed to the point of oblivion.
In 2009 she recorded a duet with Jeff Tweedy, "You and I", for Wilco's seventh studio album. She performed the song with the band on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in July 2009.