Pixies Say Kim Deal Is Irreplacable

Back in June 2013, legendary punk band the Pixies released a statement regarding bassist Kim Deal leaving the band.

We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.

Since then, the band has hired Paz Lenchantin (famed bassist of A Perfect Circle) after trying a couple others, but drummer David Lovering told Brooklyn Vegan that they’ll never really be the same without Kim.

When we were in the lurch when Kim Deal left it was a tough decision. Basically, no one can replace Kim Deal. It would be impossible to do. Kim Shattuck, we had actually hired her for the European tour, and that had finished a few weeks ago, and then we had worked with Paz in the past, probably around the same time we were looking at trying to figure out the bassist. Paz is just wonderful. She’s gonna take over for the next portion of it. It’s just what we’ve been doing and hopefully it’ll be good.

Noah’s Arkansas Review

The catalyst for the events in Noah’s Arkansas is the annual summer arrival of Michael, Wayne’s 14-year-old son. Michael lives during the school year in Tulsa with his mom (Wayne’s ex-wife), and reluctantly spends his summers with Wayne and Lizzy.

Michael is a troubled teen, and his appearance—a blue streak in his hair, a gold ring on his lip and a stud on his tongue—is only the surface indication of what’s going on with this sensitive young man: Wayne learns that Michael spent some time recently in a mental institution.

Jerrod Bogard builds the first two acts of his play masterfully, delineating the tense relationship between father and son; the outcome of Act II, which probes what it means to care for, to trust, another human being, brings us to intermission with full hearts.

And then the turn of events that Bogard presents in the final act both surprises and moves us, taking this story of fathers and sons to an even deeper, more fulfilling place. Read full Noah’s Arkansas Review >>