So is my second complete recording of "Downsizing" today. It's a somewhat obscure song off Moxy Früvous's final full-length album. As relevant as it was in 1999, it's (sadly) exponentially more relevant now.
A word about Jian, in case you haven't heard me talk about this (which I do frequently):
I've seen Früvous more than any other band (two dozen shows). Although they stopped touring in 2001, they frequently played Upstate NY and Canada. I attended any concert within 4 hours of me, as well as Frucons 2 through 4. I met most of the band, including Jian.
I was as shocked as anyone when the story broke. I think we all agree that Jian the human is awful, but Moxy Früvous as a band is very near and dear to me. I taught myself how to sing by listening to Bargainville, and as a high schooler, they helped teach me that being weird was OK. So this cover is not intended to endorse the actions of Jian (which I have condemned from the beginning), but I hope it's a faithful tribute to a band that I still love very much.