In the ‘90s, it was a different world. Somebody said, “She must have taken singing lessons because now she sounds like she can sing.” I just hadn’t been using that part of my vocabulary, and I let myself use it during Reject. That was the record that people said that about. “Oh, she can sing now.” I could actually sing before, too. Women are told we have annoying voices, and that’s why I didn’t want to try to make it pretty for people.
“dear Corin, we’re the only cats in the whole school who can keep an open mind about music, and accept a little wild loudness. keep listening to those crazy new wave bands and keep an eye out for Sheena cause she’s a punk rocker. keep the faith and new bands will appear.
it is also interesting listening to all your stories of car wrecks and concerts. I hope you get out of all the trouble you got in with the cops (sooner than you think? I know the feeling?)
we’ve got to start a band this summer, but we’ve got to find a better name than "Sleater-Kinney” it was good not knowing you I hope you have a good summer stay cool, love Carrie"