Thurston Moore To Cover The Ramones With Jemina Pearl For Gossip Girl

Kevin Shields wasn’t the only one doing interviews at ATP. After his Don’t Look Back set, looking back on Psychic Hearts, Thurston Moore sat with a Rolling Stone film crew to offer his thoughts on the ATP Festival past and present. Predictable topic, but the video interview is interesting mostly because it’s Thurston and everything Thurston says and does I find fascinating (and also because he somehow looks younger than me). But also! He nonchalantly drops an interesting bit when asked about his plans for the rest of his time at Kutsher’s:

Kim’s gonna show up soon, and my friend Jemina who sings in Be Your Own Pet is coming up with her, and she’s gonna come up with me tomorrow to Ma and we’re gonna record “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” for Gossip Girl. So you know, the fun never stops.

“Sings”? More like “sang.” I know BYOP was on his Ecstatic Peace label, but still — you’ve got some young friends, Thurston. I guess you can get away with that when you never age. Or when you are Sonic Youth. And, a cover of Ramones’ “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” for Gossip Girl! Just in time for Serena’s return to being a Mean Girl, I guess. (She has the most amazing power face.)

Watch the full interview and learn the proper pronunciation of “Jemina” at

[Moore shot from his Psychic Hearts set at ATP NY]