Kim Gordon has done two great things. 1) Started a clothing line. 2) Helped me to see my lack of identity or direction as good thing.
Below, a video interview with Kim on Style.com.
What’s great is that she says she doesn’t think of herself as a person with a great sense of style, or as musician. Yes, that’s right. Nobody puts Kim Gordon in a box. I began to see my lack of identity as a good thing. Perhaps I, too, could do many things, deny that I specialize in area, and still be successful enough to get written up in Stereogum when I’m middle-aged.
In fact, I was feeling really great about my identity crisis until I felt so great I decided I wanted to hear “Teenage Riot.” Now, when the iPod got destroyed, someone asked me if I lost any music.
“I think the just the Supremes song, ‘I hear a symphony‘ I stole off the ex-Sig Oth-no longer-Good Friend’s roommate‘s computer,” I’d thought out loud. “Guess I won’t be hearing any more symphonies. But I think we knew that already.” Alas, it turned out that entirety of “Daydream Nation” had also been swiped from aforementioned roommate, and only existed on the drowned, baked, burnt iPod.
There’s only so much identity crisis one person can take, so…. I think it’s time to buy a new iPod.