Kara Swisher

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Jill Sobule in San Francisco

For those who enjoyed Jill Sobule singing onstage at D5, the witty singer-songwriter who has graced many tech conference stages will be at the Red Devil Lounge this Sunday in San Francisco.

If you need an inkling of what a talent she is, here are her four performances at D5. Sometimes she is funny, sometimes silly, sometimes deeply poignant (the last video here is a heartbreaker) and always amazing.

Do not miss these videos:

PART 1

PART 2

PART 3

PART 4


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