By Kristin Hersh
A collection of lyrics from across her career with Throwing Muses, 50FOOTWAVE and her solo work
Publication date: Spring 2018Buy
An Evening with Kristin in London
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Kristin Hersh is a songwriter, guitarist, mother and founder of the seminal art rock band Throwing Muses. Over three decades she has also performed as a solo artist and leader of 50FootWave, released dozens of critically acclaimed albums, and written her memoirs, “Rat Girl," “Paradoxical Undressing” and “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die." Kristin currently lives in New England, New Orleans and on the road.
- "Your Ghost"Read more...
if I walk down this hallway tonight it's too quiet so I pad through the dark and call you on the phone push your old numbers and let your house ring 'til I wake your ghost
let him walk down your hallway it's not this quiet slide down your receiver sprint across the wire follow my number slide into my hand
it's the blaze across my nightgown it's the phone's ring
i think last night you were driving circles around me
"Hot Pink, Distorted"
it'll take much more than water to fix my hot pink distorted face and more than self-hypnosis to believe it doesn't taste like gasoline i was not invited back
you poor misguided soldier ugly daughters show no mercy in the heat of battle these brats'll feel no pain quick and dirty they take you down here comes the thunder there goes the rain
"Bright Yellow Gun"
with your bright yellow gun you own the sun and i think i need a little poison to keep me tame keep me awake i have nothing to offer but confusion and the circus in my head in the middle of the bed in the middle of the night
with your bright silver frown you own the town and i think i need a little poison
i have no secrets i have no lies i have nothing to offer but the middle of the night and i think you need a little poison
- 5th March 2018 Not Long Now
You really are a patient bunch and we thank you for that.
Just to let you know that we are very close to finalising a date in the summer when Kristin will be over to sign books, play the exclusive show and scribble lyrics into lots of your copies.
More news very soon.17th December 2017 When will the books be ready?
Well, we inch ever closer to finished books being in your hands and we remain hugely grateful for your support and patience.
Once all the copies are printed we need to get Kristin to sign a whole bunch of them, add dedications and handwritten lyrics etc. and to do that we need to get her from the US, where she is, to the UK, which is where all the books are. As soon as we know when…21st September 2017 You Can't Handle the Proof!
Kristin and I are currently proofreading the book, which has now been typeset with a simple, but striking text design.
Here is a sneak preview.
We are keeping an eye out for any typos or errors or layout issues. Don't worry, a professional proofreader is also on the case, so you aren't just relying on us to spot mistakes.
The book is rapidly taking form and we can't wait to share it with…18th September 2017 Cover Version
As some of you may have seen from Kristin's mailing list, we now have a cover for Nerve Endings so are one step closer to publication.
Here is a draft version.
The plan is for this to be printed straight onto the hardcover, so no paper jacket, with perhaps the white words debossed/indented. Still a few tweaks to do, and the spine and back cover need to be finalised, but we hope you like…31st July 2017 Sushi with Kristin
Last week Kristin played a gig in Dublin and then spent a few days in London before jetting back to the US. I managed to grab a bit of time with her over lunch while she was in town.
We went for sushi. This is what she ordered.
When it comes to sushi, she can really pack it away.
I was able to show Kristin five possible covers for Nerve Endings and we chatted about the pros and cons of…17th December 2016 Tours. Holidays. Lyrics.
I just wanted to give you an update on Nerve Endings before everyone vanishes for the holidays.
I spent some time with Kristin while she was over in the UK for her Wyatt at the Coyote Palace tour (if you have yet to pick up a copy of her new album, what are you waiting for?!) and we talked about when she'd be ready to work on the book. The good news is that she has put aside January…
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