If someone had come up to me in January of 07 and told me that in a year’s time, I’d be remixing Kristin Hersh, I would have simply assumed that person was making fun of me. I’ve been a fan of Throwing Muses/Kristin Hersh for only a little while, the last three or four years, I think, ever since the Muses were profiled on Brave New Waves. Despite being a bit slow to catch on, I’ve always found inspiration in Kristin’s lyrics. She makes me want to try harder. Am I gushing? Sorry about that.
This needs to be established in order to fully comprehend why it is that I completely flaked out on this mix. It’s not ordinarily in my nature to think about what others might have to say about my tracks, but I really couldn’t help but worry about whether or not I was doing justice to Kristin’s song. Needless to say, there was a lot of hair pulling and frantic self-doubt, and the whole session degenerated into a masochistic nightmare.
Allright, so I’m exagerating, but you get the idea.
By the time I’d finally finnished ego tripping and resolved to just do my thing and let it be, the track was a complete mess of fragmented ideas, most of which didn’t make it into the final mix. It now stands as a testament to my neurotic obsession with “process over result” experimentation.
I’ll prbably take another stab at this song in a week.