Mothers on the Road: A Conversation with Kim Gordon and Suzanne Vega

| March 16, 2001

Mothers on the Road: A Conversation with Kim Gordon and Suzanne Vega, Ingrid Ducmanis, Heroine Magazine
In a refreshingly down-to-earth conversation, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega and Sonic Youth bassist and vocalist Kim Gordon talk about motherhood, music, and touring with kids. Interviewed by Heroine Magazine editor Ingrid Ducmanis, the two women prove time and again that celebrities are people, just like us. Vega worries that her six-year-old daughter Ruby is hooked on chicken nuggets, perhaps indefinitely. 'Meals are kind of difficult,' she says. 'Ruby's been living on chicken nuggets, I think, for five out of her six years....I had intended her to eat all this lovely organic food. But it's been chicken nuggets every night, or fish sticks.' And Gordon, a seasoned and edgy rock star, doesn't want her six-year-old daughter Coco around anything too vulgar. 'Well, there's some venues where you just don't want your kid hanging around,' she claims. 'Because maybe the building's falling down,...or there's some weird graffiti or penises drawn all over.' But both women -- sounding just like moms -- agree that the worst thing about touring with their daughters is the unlimited access to candy that litters the dressing room.
--Anjula Razdan
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