Interviews

27/03/2008

Kristin Hersh - Live

So not so much live, although she is very much still alive and not lip syncing, but more of a spoke word accompanied by guitar twangery and song fragments, with a powerpoint paintings slideshow behind her. I know most people there were going for the songs but I found them a little distracting and glazed over until she started talking again. She has a captivating self deprecation that becomes hypnotising. That's the thing I really loved about this show, it allowed you to drift think and passively absorb images and ideas. After the show we went for a drink and sat around chatting about ridiculous things like tumours that grow hair and teeth, dating a man with blue skin, all PICK ME UP! fodder, and i still kept thinking about burger face, being drowned by dreads, guitars, rats, fish jesus, junkies, playing gigs, ...