Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rewind: Mary Gauthier - Dixie Kitchen

Named after a the restaurant she opened in Boston's Back Bay, Dixie Kitchen is singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier's criminally overlooked first album. The centerpiece of the record is a intensely personal ballad called, "Goddamn HIV," sung from the perspective of a young gay man during the early days of AIDS. Unfortunately, I cannot find a stream or video of the song anywhere online, though it is in last.fm's catalog. (You can listen to a thirty-second sample there, or, if you have a last.f, account, add the song to your playlist.)

In case you're wondering, she sold the restaurant to fund her second album, 1999's superb Drag Queens in Limousines , but Dixie Kitchen remains a lost classic.

Further Reading:
Q&A with Mary Gauthier (American Songwriter)

1 comment:

  1. Hi there.
    You can see a video for (and listen to) Goddamn HIV here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjYHjdIn6F0