Just as the U.S. led invasion of Iraq started, Jennifer Mathieu of the Houston Press caught up with Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein, who had more on her mind than her band’s tour with Pearl Jam. “It’s just horrible,” she said. “It’s hard to wake up every morning and know we’re at war and people are dying and the rest of the world pretty much disagrees with what we’re doing.” But the band had no plans yet for any protest songs. “I feel like right now it would be hard to create something,” she says. “It’s too big. How do you write about it? It’s pretty hard when we’re in the middle of it.”
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