Shirley speaks about 2004 and new album Jan 2, 2004 22:10:45 GMT -5
Post by ShirleebeeNJ on Jan 2, 2004 22:10:45 GMT -5
"I’m hoping that 2004 in general is going to be a more positive experience than last year. There just seemed to be so much negativity, violence and hopelessness around the world in 2003 and I fear that were we to have another year like that, it would have catastrophic repercussions. Now is a time for preaching peace, respect and understanding. It’s corny and clichéd but never has such a philosophy been more urgently in need of being applied.
I can’t honestly say that 2003 was a particularly good year, bearing in mind US foreign policy of late, which has left me with a particularly insidious form of anxiety about the future of the world! On a more personal note, I was unable to sing for the first six months of 2003 due to a cyst on my right vocal chord and it felt as though my lifeline had been cut. Mercifully, I underwent successful throat surgery in early June and now I’m back singing in the shower and feeling vaguely optimistic about the possibilities of 2004. It can only get better from here on in.
I am desperately hoping to finish our next studio album that we’ve been busy recording in fits and starts over the past six months.We’re heading out to Los Angeles in late January to resume work out there and I’m praying the new environment will hasten the completion before we all kill one another. Now what was it I was saying about peace, respect and understanding?
I tend to continue to make resolutions throughout the year ( to various degrees of success and failure, I hasten to add ), although I’m very much of the mind that if I need to make a change in my life then I must do it immediately. Why wait until the end of the year to do it? Do it now! That’s my life’s motto. Life is short and you want to max it out before the rug is pulled from under your feet and you sprout a pair of wings."
I hope the new album doesn't suck.
Man, if Garbage's last 2 albums bit the dust (BG and the new one) I will be so disappointed. Because I would hate if I could only say honestly that half of Garbage's albums were great, and that it all went down after that.
Also, it looks like the album won't be out in February like some people foolishly thought. As I have thought all along, it won't be til Spring 2004.