\"Enjoy the Sadness,\" was Jet Kanashi\'s, now Joel Evan, debut album. The album received much praise from the gay media when it was released in 2007.
From the mysterious and alluring world of Jet Kanshi comes Enjoy the Sadness, an original 12 track album of love, lust, and the strange honesty people have come to love about Jet. Includes the chemically charged, \"Mune\" and Jet\'s gift to sadness, \"When Our Eyes Meet.\"
About the album: This album is a tribute to who I used to be. It’s not that I am not that person anymore, as I am a little, but the songs here are a representation of the thoughts I’ve had over the course of my life. People have asked me why I named this cd “Enjoy the Sadness,” as it sounds like an oxymoron. How does one enjoy that which makes him or her sad? I’m a very nostalgic person and I enjoy looking back on things that I’ve done, where I’ve been. The thing is, I remember a lot of unhappy times and I realize that I have spent most of my life feeling unfulfilled, feeling sad about not having things that I thought I deserved. At the same time I am able to look back on those times and realize why I felt sad and I why I felt I was lacking things, and it makes me feel good to know that I can look back on those times not with a sense of guilt, but with an understanding that I no longer have to feel sad because I know better now of how to improve my life. In that way I can “enjoy the sadness,” and I hope that when you hear these songs you too will be able to look back on your life and enjoy learning about who you were, and in turn, enjoy your own sadness.
12 Original Songs, Words by Jet Kanashi, Music by Craig Lawrence (myspace.com/kraaag) c2007 Jet Kanashi