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Mick Jagger. OUT : How was it for you reflecting on your entire life in such great detail? Patty Schemel: It was really tough to relive some of the shittiest [memories], and go back in the time machine to those moments. I had a co-writer, so she and I would talk and I would write. Well, I just talked about giving hand jobs on the streets. It was hard. Were you nervous about being so honest? With the intervention, that was my experience with what I saw and how I felt.
It was difficult to write about it because Courtney has a whole different perspective of it and so does [Eric Erlandson]. Like she was really surprised that me and Kurt would sneak off and do stuff all the time—like secret drug meet-ups. Well, you were too busy smoking, so we would leave! Going to my first lesbian bar We were dancing to Prince, which was fine, but musically there was no homo music scene. It was all straight, so I would hang out with straight people and go to straight parties and be in a straight band.
It was all long hair and Doc Martens.
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Eventually, I found my first love Jen at a house party and immediately fell in love with her because she put on a Saints record. It took some time. Punk seems to have always been dominated by straight men. Were you comfortable being openly queer? Once I started to expand my world a bit beyond Seattle, I would go to shows and see girls playing music. I saw Donna and she was in a band called Danger Mouse.
She played her bass, and was so amazing and so intense and so right on. I knew she was gay, and it was sort of like a mental acknowledgement and then I felt really safe. Seattle punk rock shows were all guys in the pit, but I wanted to be in there too. I liked having people push me and feel that closeness of other people pushing against [me] because I had all of that anger.
It felt good to be in that chaos and be just like another dude. You seem like a very intense person, where everything is The relationships are The drugs are