Author(s): Alison Mosshart
CAR MA is artist and musician Alison Mosshart's first printed collection ofpaintings, photographs, short stories, and poetry. It is a book about cars, rock n'roll, and love. It's a book about America, performance, and life on the road. It's abook about fender bender portraiture, story tellin' tire tracks, and the never-ending search for the spirit under the hood.Mosshart imagines the auto body shop like some other Coney Island. AndAmerica's highways- the lastgreat roller coasters. Shows us that the engine onfire is connected to the guitar feeding back since birth. And the sensation ofwalking on stage and facing an audience is like the laugh before the scream in acar without brakes. She ruminates that automobiles- with their doors and mirrorsand windows, engines and wheels and radios- portray us. Mirror our need to bein or to exit, our inward reflections and outward visions, our lifetimes of tinkeringwith the mysterious heart. That whichruns until it doesn't. Throughout history thecar has been a symbol of freedom and hopeful adventure. It stands to reason it isalso a symbol of our subsequent spinning out... over things we never thoughtcould happen during a song that fucking good with the volume up that fuckingloud.If you've ever found yourself feeling holy, pulling out of the gas station with a fulltank, like the last beautiful free soul on this planet- This book is for you. In fact it'sprobably about you.