Quit Chronicling Rock-Romance Breakups


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By Perez Mills

It’s a sad state of affairs, no pun intended, when the rock press decides to start salivating on par with grocery story checkout tabloids, but that appears to be the level we’ve finally descended to, judging but all the recent interest in the breakup of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore – and now, Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard.


Pitchfork, for example, breathlessly reports today (on a USA Today-originating report; see what I mean?) that Ben and Zooey’s two-year marriage is now on the rocks, and tons of other blogs are doing likewise. It’s the sorrry-ass TMZification of the music press, and there’s not much else we can add, other than to say that maybe normal people – as opposed to, say, Kim Kardashian –  would like to be left alone when they are sorting out marriage issues. Bah.


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