Kaki King

I’m a little obsessed with Kaki King, in part because she is my age. I’ve only seen her once, at SXSW, and I was struck by (a) her amazing guitar-playing and beautiful voice but also (b) by her incredible physical presence. She’s quite small, smaller than me I think, yet she has this really fearsome aspect, and she somehow takes up a lot of room. Perhaps this sounds to you like a euphemism for, “I find her extremely beautiful,” which is certainly true to an extent, but I also wonder — how is it that we were both infants at roughly the same time, yet she is this Crazy Being and I’m me?

Which is to say, you should listen to this Kaki King/Mountain Goats collaboration, hosted by the good people at Stereogum.