May 2, 2007
Don't feck with Our Girl Shirl
Yes, that's the recently hermetic Shirley Manson, coming out swinging...errr... a skinned animal. Ewww! She's a righteous babe you don't want to mess with. I used to LOVE her Internet diaries so much I even have them printed out [note to self: geek]. I wish that Garbage would hurry up with their new Best Of (which better include a DVD!) so we can get that new Shirley solo record this fall. She's been working with Greg Kurstin, Lily Allen's main collaborator.
For old time's sake, below is a video performance from Shirley that could have landed her an Oscar for short-form video acting. I love how subtle and wicked she is in this: taking off her earrings after she wakes up, posing in front of the Deborah Harry photo, her facial expressions in the kitchen scene, her strutting at minute 3 and always her sense of fashion, which is spot on in every scene. There is no one quite like her.
This woman could break scrawny Avril Lavigne in half.
Garbage Why Do You Love Me?
Why do I love her? Click on the blue Shirley tag below to see more posts. As a bonus for my peeps, here is a b-side from Shirley and the Ladyboys: a gorge cover of Big Star's epic teenfolk weepie...
Garbage Thirteen expired