Reasons Jay Reatard is Cool:
- Displays stick-to-itiveness by retaining nickname he adopted in his mid-teens.
- My friend Liz says so, and she regularly gives me free stuff from the coffee shop where she works.
- Cool Go-Betweens cover on his new "I Know a Place" 7-inch.
- Swears sometimes.
- Has been constantly recording music for over a decade and has toured the world multiple times in near-countless bands.
- I am sorry for copping out and using the list format.
- Has mounted a tour of southern Europe and eastern North America.
- Released his solo debut Blood Visions and a new a 12-inch single, entitled "Night of Broken Glass" on In the Red Records, known for releasing material by The Ponys, Sparks, The Black Lips, and other luminaries.
- In spite of its high-profile release and subsequent tour, retains underground appeal after blogs refer to the single as “the sort of crusty nugget that will make students of the post-punk era wish they studied harder.”