The Chemicals | I Need Your Heaven

Ms. Shirley Mason is back and writing for the next studio album.  The Chemicals features Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups. This track will remind you of trashing around in the disappearing underground scene.

Aphrodite’s siren smiles
She steals anything she likes
Everything you never said
Everything you never did
Everything you fantasized

The Chemicals, Garbage

/Rave On

Team Clara

Peter Capaldi is doing a great job as the Twelve Doctor.  Full Disclosure: Clara Oswald aka The Impossible Girl is my favourite mystery since Bad Wolf.

I don’t care what the haters say about her. She’s quick, clever and most importantly can keep up with the doctor with out the need to be saved every five minutes (Sorry Amy).

Can you explain your plan without using the word sonic screwdriver? Because you might have forgotten the Sheriff of Nottingham has taken your Sonic Screwdriver. Just Saying. It’s ALWAYS the screwdriver. – Clara Oswald, Robot of Sherwood, Series 8

The Dark Battle

Full Disclosure; Shirley Manson is one of my childhood heroes. There’s a special weakness in my heart for women who rock hard – Joan Jett, Debbie Harry and the like. But I digress.

I recently read an article regarding the beautiful and talented redhead rocker. In this interview, she’s frank about Garbage’s rapid ascent to fame and her personal battle with body dysmorphia.  I was flabbergasted to read that a women who I had idealized as the ideal hard edge rocker struggled with body image.  She was on magazines, DVDs and countless interviews.  After James Bond ‘ The World is Not Enough’ Garbage had shot to international fame.  In her interviews she seemed just so (excuse my French) fucking cool that I figured nothing bothered her. Like she was made of adamantium.

When I returned to the music it was all too apparent

I only smile in the dark

My only comfort is the night gone black

I didn’t accidentally tell you that

I’m only happy when it rains

I’m only happy when it rains, (Garbage, 2005)

You choke behind a smile

A fake behind the fear

The queerest of the queer

Queer (Garbage, 2005)

Super stardom did not erase her pain. In fact she channeled it into her work and masked it.  In 2012 the band was finally able to go solo and released Not Your Kind of People on their on label STUNVOLUME, Producing music on their own terms  without the record machine.

Ms. Manson is fearless in her exposed nature they write ‘ Battle In Me’

 It’s a bloody war of attrition

Let’s see which one of us is going to last the night

‘Cause I have all of my wits around me

And I’ll be damned if I’m done

Battle In Me, (Not Your Kind of People, 2012)

We can never truly know the dark battles people fight inside their souls.  But we keep on rocking regardless.

On Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers died doing what she loved – going under the knife.  – Matt R.

Well Matty,  you certainly know how to tie everything up neatly.  You know she’s already annoying God with her loud voice. She made the world laugh. Today she’ll make a lot cry. May she RIP.

 

 

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P.S. Now who Is Kathy Griffin going to steal her act from?