Kim Gordon Explains Her Break-Up With Thurston Moore

Kim Gordon. (Courtesy

Kim Gordon. (Courtesy

Kim Gordon, the Sonic Youth bassist, artist and all-around renaissance woman, gave a candid interview to Elle magazine in which she talks about her life post-Thurston Moore. The longtime couple split in the fall of 2011, though they have yet to divorce.

From the article:

“We seemed to have a normal relationship inside of a crazy world,” Gordon says of her marriage. “And in fact, it ended in a kind of normal way—midlife crisis, starstruck woman.” Some years ago, a woman Gordon declines to name became a part of the Sonic Youth world, first as the girlfriend of an erstwhile band member and later as a partner on a literary project with Moore. Eventually, Gordon discovered a text message and confronted him about having an affair. They went to counseling, but he kept seeing the other woman. “We never got to the point where we could just get rid of her so I could decide what I wanted to do,” Gordon says. “Thurston was carrying on this whole double life with her. He was really like a lost soul.”

There’s lots of other great stuff as well. Ms. Gordon offers some of the best advice we’ve heard in a while: “Rap music is really good when you’re traumatized.”