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My obsession with Kim Deal (Pixies/Breeders)
« on: July 18, 2012, 12:07:01 PM »
Hi, my name's Drone On and I'm a Kim-a-Holic...

I'm addicted to Kim Deal and I don't know how to stop--Youtube videos, online interviews, you name it.  Why is she so damn likeable? What is so fascinating?  I was never a "big" Pixies or Breeders fan but recently felt a resurgence of interest. 

Check out the youtube video "Kim Deal buys something."  Somebody recorded her making a purchase and the clerk asks her, after seeing her credit card, if she listens to the Breeders!!! Ha ha!!!

Any Kim Deal fanatics, and can you help me de-program from her trance-inducing aura???  ;D

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Re: My obsession with Kim Deal (Pixies/Breeders)
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 10:33:55 AM »
No comments?  Well, guess I'll reply to my own post...

Did you know Kim Deal was named by, I think it was Washington Post, as the coolest person in the world? 

The thing that wasn't cool, though, was the drugs and alcohol addiction, and the chain smoking.  I believe now she is free of all substances (which is no small feat when it dominates your life for so long).  I think it really aged her quite a bit. 

She was a nice looking woman--check her out around 1993!  But then you see her a few years later and looks like the drugs and alc really messed up her face, which is sad.  She was married once, engaged once after that, and then you never saw her linked with anyone.  Apparently the ex-husband cheated on her and the fiancee was under suspicion of cheating.  People thought she was gay, but she describes herself as "asexual," and stated guys weren't really interested in a relationship.  Could've been the drugs n' booze and the wacky, almost manic personality was a turnoff. 

 I kind of see her as a tragic figure who is now doing Pixies reunions to pay the bills, but if you see the film "Loud Quiet Loud" you'll wonder how the band could still be going when there were so many personal problems between them when they broke up.   

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Re: My obsession with Kim Deal (Pixies/Breeders)
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 10:53:27 AM »
Pixies were quit amazing in concert when I saw them open for Love and Rockets ... and loud quiet loud couldn't describe them better. 

I was never obsessed with Kim - so can't really jump on the bandwagon... ;-)

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Re: My obsession with Kim Deal (Pixies/Breeders)
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 11:05:14 AM »
I love the Pixies and think Breeders have their moments. I had no idea Kim Deal was quite such a weirdo. Makes me want to learn more about her!  ;)
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Re: My obsession with Kim Deal (Pixies/Breeders)
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 06:43:02 PM »
Just be careful you don't get Kim-addicted like me!

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Re: My obsession with Kim Deal (Pixies/Breeders)
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 01:38:40 AM »
Mike, You'd hardly expect a 'regular gal' be the bass player in Pixies, of course she's a 'wierdo' :)
Kim is a rockin' bass player and vocalist. 'Cannonball' is such a great track.

I would imagine people will have heard this :

the dandy warhols cool as kim deal

'As cool as Kim Deal'