Kim Gordon

Girl in a Band

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Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
Personally, I like when things fall apart—that’s real entertainment, deconstructed.
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
It’s the strangest feeling, rediscovering your own self and, if enough time has gone by, listening to it without hating it. It is sort of like looking at old photos of yourself and realizing you looked pretty good after all
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
Guys playing music. I loved music. I wanted to push up close to whatever it was men felt when they were together onstage—to try to ink in that invisible thing. It wasn’t sexual, but it wasn’t unsexual either.
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
I’ve spent a lot of time in Berlin, and the Germans have all these great words with multiple meanings inside them. A few visits ago, I came across one of those words, Maskenfreiheit. It means “the freedom conferred by masks.”
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
The couple everyone believed was golden and normal and eternally intact, who gave younger musicians hope they could outlast a crazy rock-and-roll world, was now just another cliché of middle-aged relationship failure—a male midlife crisis, another woman, a double life
Serezhaaa Velhas quotedlast year
Marriage is a long conversation, someone once said, and maybe so is a rock band’s life.
Aлесяhas quoted4 years ago
He had the Mick Jagger lips, and the lanky arms and legs he didn’t seem to know what to do with, and the wariness you see in tall men who don’t want to overpower other people with their height.
Nadia p.has quoted2 months ago
As a baby, whenever Coco cried I felt it immediately, physically, because my breasts began to leak. Thurston, and any man for that matter, would never feel that same kind of urgency, that desire to make the crying stop not only to comfort your baby but for your own body’s sake.
Nadia p.has quoted2 months ago
“Pattern Recognition” was one of my favorite songs to play live, a sexy song with a lot of moves that traveled to multiple places.
Nadia p.has quoted2 months ago
Culturally we don’t allow women to be as free as they would like, because that is frightening
Nadia p.has quoted2 months ago
Art, and wildness, and pushing against the edges, is a male thing. Craft, and control, and polish, is for women.
Nadia p.has quoted3 months ago
image a lot of people have of me as detached, impassive, or remote is a persona that comes from years of being teased for every feeling I ever expressed.
Jenya Cherednichenkohas quoted5 months ago
Now that I no longer live in New York, I don’t know if I could ever move back. All that young-girl idealism is someone else’s now. That city I know doesn’t exist anymore, and it’s more alive in my head than it is when I’m there.
Jenya Cherednichenkohas quoted5 months ago
when you’re onstage you can’t hide from other people, or from yourself either
Jenya Cherednichenkohas quoted5 months ago
It all just goes on, the globe said, as ice melts, and streetlights switch colors when no cars are around, and grass pushes through trestles and sidewalk cracks, and things are born and then things go away.
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
had never wanted to exploit whatever friendship or kinship Kurt and I had, and even in his death I wanted to protect him, which is why I feel weird even writing what I have in this book. But as I wrote earlier, I think about Kurt quite often. As with many people who die violently, and too young, there is never any resolution or closure.
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
The role was a small cameo—I played an empathetic record company executive, if such a person exists—but it’s also the only time the Michael Pitt character interacts with anyone in the film.
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
After Nirvana, mainstream music nosedived back to its default level of blandness, with “grunge” just another way of marketing big, boring rock music. Still, the underground was alive, growing.
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
I’m not sure why, but I felt an immediate kinship with him, one of those mutual I-can-tell-you-are-a-super-sensitive-and-emotional-person-too sorts of connections.
Julia Eremeevahas quoted6 months ago
Sometimes in a band it can feel as though you’re together because you collectively suffer from a psychological disease none of you can name or acknowledge.
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