Is Wild Flag going to make Mary Timony famous [again]? Will she remember the time she slept over at my house in Montreal and we went out for breakfast the next day, and she was so shy I was powerless against it? I was no match for it. There were birds chirping on my balcony in the morning and I had a moment of stabbing narcissistic joy (the best kind?) where I thought my ramshackle apartment and its pigeon nest might become weird Timony lyrical imagery. But now she’s in the kind of band that doesn’t seem to traffic in medieval birds or whatever, and all I want is for them to come east.
Helium - Hole In The Ground
My first introduction to Mary Timony when I first saw this film in ‘98.
All Over Me is better than Blow-Up, but that’s not saying much—I didn’t like Blow-Up. Both are dated youth culture murder mysteries with a cameo by a guitar hero.
It’s funny that this clip has your introduction to Mary Timony [0:01], and then shows the emotional experience of someone hearing a Patti Smith record for the first time [5:18]. Maybe my favorite part of this movie is this scene that accurately shows how it feels to get into Patti Smith’s melodrama [8:17].
I recently accompanied fifteen other fans for a recent Mary Timony show there with mixed emotions. Part of me was quite relieved that there was no large crowd that evening to obscure my view or to interrupt my trips to the bar and restroom. When a venue that small is packed to the brim, the head achingly banal conversations I hear usually force me to leave in between sets to go smoke pot in my truck. To be honest, more than half of me was stoked no one was there. I was able to say hello to Mary and buy a t-shirt off her without having to battle through anyone or to interrupt her in the midst of several conversations. “Hey thanks for buying a t-shirt.” She replied as I handed her a twenty dollar bill. We had a moment to chat before someone else came up to inquire about merch for her opening band, Lymbc System. I could tell that she was disappointed (as anyone would be) by the evening’s turnout. Last time she had performed at The Casbah was with Mike Watt, and the place was packed. But that was on a Friday night. This was a Tuesday night in May but where were all the fucking Helium fans?
one of my bestest friends di i adore her so much! her tattoo is of 13 bees which is a reference to a mary timony song ♥♥♥♥