Lisa Smith (1975 - )

A pivotal moment during third-grade Show and Tell helped to shape Ms. Smith's career. Nervous and shy, she tiptoed up to the front of the class, paused for three beats, then yelled, "What's up, bitches?!" at the top of her lungs. While her classmates sat stunned, she launched into a 13-minute rendition of ''All Along the Watchtower" on her recorder. Now the succesful lead singer of lisasmith, she also writes Hideous Haiku and plots bizarre-yet-appropriate revenge on those who wrong her, all of which can be found on her Web site.