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Jean Smith (born August 1, 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead singer of the Vancouver-based band Mecca Normal, as well as a painter, novelist, lecturer and filmmaker. Her work explores themes of feminism and anti-authoritarianism.

Smith met Mecca Normal bandmate David Lester in 1981 while the two were working together at a Vancouver newspaper.

In 1986, Smith and Lester co-created, co-organized and participated in The Black Wedge -- anti-authoritarian musicians and poets touring in the USA, Canada and England.

As a result of her work in Mecca Normal, Smith is now considered a forerunner of the '90s politically-charged riot grrrl movement, influencing many female artists within, and beyond, the genre.

In August 1993, Smith's first novel I Can Hear Me Fine was published by David Lester's publishing company Get to the Point. Her second novel, The Ghost of Understanding, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 1998. Chapbooks The Family Swan and Other Songs (2002) and Two Stories (2006) were published by Get to the Point.

In 2000 and 2006, Jean Smith received Canada Council for the Arts awards as a professional writer of creative fiction.

Kill Rock Stars released a spoken word 7" Carboni Angel (wordcore v.3). and a solo album titled Jean Smith in 2000.

Mecca Normal's CDs have been released on Smarten UP! Records, K Records, Matador and Kill Rock Stars. Smith designs the posters and album covers for Mecca Normal.

In 2000, Smith's series of watercolor self-portraits (1973-1999, from age 13 onward) were exhibited at Olympia's Ladyfest Art Show. :: Mecca Normal Online Jean Smith The self-portrait series is included in Mecca Normal's music, art and lecture event How Art & Music Can Change the World which, since 2002, Smith and Lester have been presenting in university and high school classrooms, art galleries, indie media outlets and book stores...most recently, the lecture was presented on an April 2009 tour marking Mecca Normal's twenty-fifth anniversary.

Smith has continued the self-portrait series in watercolor, video and photography, including photos from her online dating profiles in her short film Attraction is Ephemeral :: Mecca Normal :: -- the title of a song on Mecca Normal's 2006 album The Observer. Many of the songs on the CD are about short romances resulting from Smith's online dating experiences.

In August 2009, Smith's photo series Guard Shack was exhibited at Fontanelle Gallery in Portland, Oregon. The show pertained to the publishing of The Art of Touring (Yeti, 2009) -- a collection of photos, art and writing by musicians about touring. Smith's contribution to the book includes abstract paintings from her series 9/11 and an outline of a Mecca Normal tour in the New York area during the 9/11 attacks.

Smith's paintings can be viewed from the Mecca Normal official website. :: Mecca Normal Online ::...history
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Total Books: 33
Life Is Spiritual Practice Achieving Happiness with the Ten Perfections
Life Savers for Grandparents
2011 - Life Savers for Grandparents (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781589828216
ISBN-10: 1589828216
Genre: Parenting & Relationships

The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation
2010 - The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780861716715
ISBN-10: 086171671X
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

Splendour of the Gala The Durham Miners' Gala and the Northumberland Miners' Picnic
Himalayan Passage
2008 - Himalayan Passage (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780595486502
ISBN-10: 0595486509
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Great Northern Miners
2008 - The Great Northern Miners (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857951196
ISBN-10: 1857951190

Roary Revisited A Rural Childhood
2006 - Roary Revisited a Rural Childhood (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781425933685
ISBN-10: 1425933688

Now  The Art of Being Truly Present
2004 - Now the Art of Being Truly Present (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780861714803
ISBN-10: 0861714806
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.

Northfield Memories
2003 - Northfield Memories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780750930413
ISBN-10: 0750930411
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel

The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Path
2002 - The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Path (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780609808962
ISBN-10: 0609808966
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Ghost of Understanding A Novel
2002 - The Ghost of Understanding a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781551520506
ISBN-10: 1551520508
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Northfield Past and Present
2001 - Northfield Past and Present (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780750927833
ISBN-10: 0750927836

Dem Lauf des Wassers folgen Zen- Meditationen
2001 - Dem Lauf Des Wassers Folgen Zen- Meditationen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423362474
ISBN-10: 3423362472

365 Jours zen
2001 - 365 Jours Zen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782702904138
ISBN-10: 2702904130

The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism
2000 - The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780609804667
ISBN-10: 0609804669
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

365 Zen  Daily Readings
1999 - 365 Zen Daily Readings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062516022
ISBN-10: 0062516027
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Inside College Publishing Revised Edition
1998 - Inside College Publishing Revised Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780965126113
ISBN-10: 0965126110

1997 - Everyday Mind 10-copy [Tricycle Book] (Paperback)
Nanny Knows Best How to Bring Up a Happy Child
A Victorian Christmas
1987 - A VIctorian Christmas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780851407050
ISBN-10: 0851407056

A Pocket Guide to Christian Belief Based on the Revised Catechis of the Church of England
Philatelic Crosswords
1983 - Philatelic Crosswords (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780906726068
ISBN-10: 0906726069