Morrison Hotel Gallery
“You have to gain their trust, they have to really get to know you and accept you being there. You have to really know how to back off, sorta learn how to be a fly on the wall. And respect them. I don’t think you can be one of them, and like join in … because you’re not one of them."
It has to be disorienting to start something small with two other people, keep at it for 30 years and watch it grow into something huge, and then one day the other two decide to up and go their separate ways, and suddenly you’re middle-aged, unemployed, with the whole world of choices open to you. That’s an accurate summary of Lee Ranaldo’s life since the announcement that the other two founding members of his band, Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, were getting a divorce. He is now a man without a full-time gig, but also a guy with one of those resumes people call "overqualified."(1)