My last assignment of 2013 couldn’t have come with more drama. The musician I was supposed to interview blew me off. No one could find the list. Another musician threatened to beat up my photographer. The best quote couldn’t make it into the story and another great quote was killed off in the edit.
Yet, here ’tis. The show was a lot of fun; the music was mesmerizing. I think the piece conveys that.
Oh, and the quote from the cutting room floor? The woman I spoke to in line said she was planning to go to all 12 of Thurston’s shows. She wasn’t a kid either. Just shows the grip Sonic Youth still holds on New Yorkers (in the piece she mentions going to a Kim Gordon show).