Jennifer Trynin claims no real influences on her melodic pop songs, which generally examine failed relationships, since the only record she has ever owned is her debut album, Cockamamie. Trynin recorded it on her own Squint label at age 31 while simultaneously running her own desktop publishing business. As the album found its way into the hands of studio executives, a bidding war for Trynin's talents ensued, and she eventually chose Warner Brothers, which re-released Cockamamie as originally recorded. Gun Shy Trigger Happy followed in 1997. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi