This past Wednesday, alongside lots of women, I attended an author talk: Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon w/ Carrie Brownstein at the Jewish Community Center here in San Francisco. I am such a space cadet for buying tickets and forgetting, only to remember once they sell out, that I made the effort to get them last November.
I sketched them both, it was a bit too dark so I didn't want to force my eyes too much, but did capture somewhat a few lines and quotes. Kim's energy is just like her art and music - short words, direct description and that punk attitude of well, and so what, that carries through no matter the stage of life. She is 61 and I can't wait to finish the book soon.
Carrie Brownstein was a great mix of fun and sharp humor in interviewing her, their camaraderie they have is palpable. They both had matching red lipstick. Too cool.
The JCC is great for lectures, the tickets are by row and number and all is pretty organized. Before the lecture started, they played a slideshow of upcoming events but was glad to snap this one right spot-on before the lecture started:
They sad no pictures, but I'm sure many of us did quietly. I took just a quick sneaky one without raising my phone and its annoying glare for people behind you to see. Not bad for taken from the belly, but needed a quick reference point to finish my drawing later that evening. Guilty.
Green Apples had a pop-up booth in which they sold her book, then the author signing happen next to it. After the lecture I had to use the ladies room, and because this place was filled with rad women, one guided the last ones in the long line, to the additional stalls in the second floor. Nice view!
Outside this cool 90's specialized bike made me smile.
The JCC is at Presidio and California. The event's video will probably be up-loaded later this month, but you can check out past lecture videos and information jccsf.org/arts-ideas