Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week Ashley is eagerly awaiting: Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

22693211Publication: February 24, 2015

About: Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon truly opens up in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her band, this is a rich and beautifully written memoir. At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means—and what happens when it dissolves. An atmospheric look at the New York of the 80s and 90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, as well as the Alternative revolution in popular music that Sonic Youth helped usher in, paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. One of the most revered people in modern rock and roll, Kim Gordon is also a highly regarded fashion icon, visual artist, and the source of much fascination. 

Why I’m Awaiting: As a music junkie and fangirl of powerful women, as soon as I saw this, I felt almost like Kim had written this specifically for me. I’ve been a fan of Sonic Youth for years and have dissected everything I can about the 90s grunge scene, in which Kim was a key player, so I’m always open to another avenue to explore my favourite things. Not to mention Kim’s known for being pretty reclusive and private, so any insight into her personal being excites me.

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