My New Gig

I am now the official Shirley Manson news reporter at the Sarah Connor Society. I talked myself into volunteering for the position yesterday, a couple days after posting the opening on a Garbage forum. Check out my first post:


The Finished Product

I finished my video project. And of course, since I tend to go a little overboard on things, I did not one but two Garbage / TSCC videos. I ended up using iMovie, which actually worked out well enough. Because the second season of TSCC doesn’t come out until Sept. 22, I had to obtain my source material via teh internets. This means the video quality isn’t that great and because of this, I plan to re-do the movies after I have my DVDs.

So the first one is my Sarah Connor / Trip My Wire video. For those unfamiliar with the song, it’s a Garbage b-side from the debut album era. It consistently gets voted as a fan-favorite and it’s one of my all-time favorite Garbage songs. In case you were wondering, almost all of Garbage’s b-sides are very good. Anyway…here you go:

The second video showcases Shirley Manson’s character Catherine Weaver. This one has a lot of spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the second season, you may want to go do that before you watch this video. Go pick up a copy on Tuesday when the season 2 DVDs/Blu-Rays are released.

The song is a live version of As Heaven Is Wide, which is, honestly, not one of my favorite Garbage songs. But this live version is absolutely phenomenal. There’s a full and very high quality recording of this 1995 performance floating around if you know where to look. I’d say this is one of Garbage’s best live performances.

Happy Birthday Shirley Manson!