As with most people, I get quite attached to those who exert a great deal of influence over me. This includes people I've never met but have developed a deep affinity for throughout my years of vicarious living via their creations such as music, movies or art.
Sonic Youth is one of my favourite bands of all time so it is not far fetched for me to say that I almost cried upon hearing that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are getting a divorce. This is sad on two accounts: one has to do with the termination of a 27 year long marriage and the other has to do with the fact that Sonic Youth may inadvertently dissolve.
But as with almost all tragic turn of events, the personal interpretation of the something of this nature goes deeper than just the two reasons. For me, this really paints a bleak picture for the longevity of relationships. In this case, the reeking cliche that "nothing lasts forever" mocks even more so because this is the type of model relationship that we all thought was going to "last forever". As far as we can infer, this is the relationship that that encouraged mutual inspiration and yielded creation. It's the type of relationship most of us hope to have (at least for me). So when this union ends, we are disenchanted and we say to ourselves "fuck, even they couldn't avoid that...what chances do we have?"
To honor Kim and Thurston in a fashion-relevant way (applicable to this blog). I'm going to dress myself in Kim Gorton inspired outfits for the next week, starting tomorrow.