Originally Posted by Bal
Kim is badmouthing Thurston every way she can, and telling everyone sonic youth is over. i can understand her feelings were hurt, but its been many years now. why can't she move on with dignity?
and why is she so hostile when anyone asks her about sonic youth? its her past.
i really like Kim, but thats how it comes across with all those interviews, and book reviews..
Maybe that is it, but, after a bit of time i realized, this is a book coming from someone who is still one of the most forward-thinking, creative and unpredictable artists. Kim's writing styles, musical and aesthetic contributions are layers and layers of both concrete surface and abstract and merging undercurrents.
I think... in the excerpts i see signs of this, she has the context and memory to write the truth as it was, allowing those layers to exist, and then allowing it to expand out like ink into water, it is clear that it's also a very unique opportunity for her to share her creative vision with many people in the form of a book, authorship is artistry and how people react to books, the places they allow them in their lives, respecting them very deeply, reading carefully and in the process generating so many responses in themselves, it is a medium that is very compatible with her understanding of creativity and the many idiosyncracies and synchronicities of human existence!
People may at first receive Kim's book as though it is something with less creative depth than her music and visual art, it is hard to orient oneself to those layers still being present, at first!