I was in middle school and high school in the late 80's and early 90's so of course I grew up thinking Kim Gordon was glamorous and the epitome of cool. The fact that she is a badass bass player and songwriter made her a demigod in my mind. I think, basically, every person Kim Gordon has ever worked with is amazing; they're the people who have defined a big part of my taste. 

The New Republic has an article out titled Even Kim Gordon Doesn't Have It All. I read the article with bated breath terrified of what I'd find.

What I found, instead, was an article about a woman who has had personal ups and downs, a few insecurities and a raging career. I wouldn't classify the synopsis they've told as a reveal that she didn't have everything. In fact, that classification outraged me.

This quest for perfection and "having it all" is getting to be pretty tiresome. Having it all is a code name for living a boring life without any risk taking. And if that is the case, THANK GOD KIM GORDON DIDN'T HAVE IT ALL. Otherwise we wouldn't have this badass woman as a role model for all the rest of us imperfect slobs in the world.   

I look forward to reading Girl in a Band: A Memoir when it comes out at the end of the month so I can get to know Kim Gordon a bit better. Vogue has an excerpt from the book and a review/interview by the super-talented Rebecca Bengal.

In the meantime, watch 100%, an awesome song written by Kim and performed by Sonic Youth.


P.S. I'm posting love songs from 2/6 to 2/13 and was on the fence about posting 100% since it is not an obvious love song. Perhaps I should have posted Drunken Butterfly. Do lyrics get any sweeter than "I love you, I love you, I love you. What's your name?"


Read about the other songs in the 30x30 and the music that interests me. 

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