Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore split after 27 years of marriage. Sad sad news. The first thought that popped up in my head was: "If they are not going to grow old together...Kim knitting booties for her grandchildren in her rocking chair on their porch with Thurston next to her re-reading old copies of music magazines...is there hope for the rest of us?"
My pal Ben had this to say: "If Kim and Thurston can't make it...? Pfft. Don't be silly. Look at the millions that do. Having their creamcakes in their cardies, admiring pics of their great grandchildren, walking along the beach, winking as they pass an ad for alcopops and and then shagging each other senseless and loving every moment of all of it." OK.
The Stone Roses are back! Ms Carpet sent me a text the moment she heard and I squealed like I've never squealed before! With a bit of welling eyes thrown in. Fuck! This girl, many years ago, on her way home from the record shop on a crowded bus, this brand-new record in her bag and the cassette version in her Walkman (she bought both because she couldn't wait to get home to the turntable)...this girl who had her mind blown at the first note might get a chance to see this band play "live" finally! Wow.
Yes, it's been a rollercoaster-ride-of-a-week in the "S" section. In music. And in my head. Woo.