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- Posted on Nov 23rd 2010 4:30PM by David Chiu
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"The Keith book, I was like, 'F--- it! This is awesome. I'm actually a part of this,'" Phair tells Spinner about the Rolling Stones guitarist's recently released memoir, 'Life.' "I get to be a part of it because I'm a rock 'n' roller too. It made me really invigorated for performing. I'm all into it right now. I wanna rock. I don't think I've ever said that in my entire career."
Phair recently reviewed 'Life' for the New York Times' Sunday Book Review section, and it seemed appropriate for her to write about the book given that her 1993 debut album, 'Exile in Guyville,' was influenced by the Rolling Stones' classic double-LP, 'Exile on Main Street.'
"It's kind of mind-blowing," she says of the book. "I put it in the review, but I could not stop carving 'LOL' in the margins. Every page is like, 'I can't f---ing believe he just said that.'"
Given her recent experience writing about another person's memoir, would Phair consider penning an autobiography? "Yeah, I would," she says. "But I think I have to be a lot older. I'll know it when it's time. I think I'd be a good writer of a memoir. It'd be interesting and fun and I'd pick the best moments. There is some part of me that looks at what [Keith] did and he is just f---ing honest. There are no punches pulled. I don't think I'm at a place in my life where I could do that. You know what I mean? That was a damn good autobiography."
Phair released her latest album, 'Funstyle,' in October and recently performed shows on the West Coast. She admits that she was initially terrified at the thought of being onstage and lost a month-and-a-half's sleep over it -- until she played at the Matador 21 event in Las Vegas last month.
"It was an amazing weekend," she says of that experience. "I'm so glad I kicked it off with that because it reminded me of the best of what I can aspire to. As pop as I've gone, there's still fully that indie side of me that will never leave and it kind of gave me that sense of who I am again."