Yeah I don't get why anyone gives a fuck whether or not she's acting and doing S-K at the same time. I mean.... What the hell does that have to do with anything? Why is it a reason to be apprehensive of the new music? Why is anyone bothered by someone doing *gasp!!!* TWO THINGS?
Kim Gordon was in Last Days while she was in Sonic Youth. Do we hate her too? I mean .... How dare she ???
Tom Waits has added his bizarre, diabolical voice and impeccable timing to several films. Some of them aren't good. Does it mean that Tom Waits is less of a musician? Fuck no, bitch!
What's the problem here?
And yes, Carrie would be and *was* a celebrity prior to Portlandia. Having seen S-K shows at venues all over the country, I can attest to this. If you can go to Memphis, LA, Seattle, Boston, Houston, Vancouver, Madrid, London, and Rome and have 2-3,000 people line up to see you in every single one of those locations, you're a celebrity. A lesser celebrity perhaps, certainly. But one doesn't have to be Brad Pitt to qualify.
But I'm a little troubled by some of the whack ass shit people are saying in this thread. I've never known the SYG board to be a particularly smug or exclusive place, but there's been a lot of kinda petty scenestery wanking in this thread.
... Not trying to be a dick, just saying... There's new music coming out from one of your favorite bands! Fuck Portlandia. If you have issues with Carrie for being funny and being on a show, this is a weird time to piss and moan over it. At least I would understand bitching about the show when she was NOT reuniting with Sleater-Kinney. But bitching aboht Her acting now, when she IS making music with Sleater-Kinney? Shut the fuck up!
Sorry, I just can't even imagine what is actually upsetting any of the S-K fans in the room. I'd eat all your assholes for an Unwound or Fugazi reunion, and I wouldn't give a shit if both bands had spent the past 12 years doing low-budget soft core porn movies for Showtime!
Anyway, cheers folks! 😁