For so many years, Moore stood as a living counterargument to this. He was married to someone who was quite possibly the coolest woman in the world, he was cool as fuck, he was part of a band whose best days never really seemed to be behind them. And yet, at the same time, he was relatable. He proved that you didn’t have to be a heartbreakin’, groupie-shaggin’ alpha male to be cool.
But still, it’s not because Thurston Moore has turned out to be human that this whole sorry business is disappointing; it’s because it looks suspiciously like he turned out to be a dick. It’s that, by the sounds of it, he was cheating on Gordon for years, and seems to feel the need to tell the world about this.