Obsessing about GarbageI’ve been obsessed with Shirley Manson since she started appearing last season as Catherine Weaver in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Something about that emotionless beauty appeals to me. Her and Summer Glau.
Yesterday I heard a Garbage song that I had not heard for some time: “#1 Crush.” I wasn’t sure what album it was on, and it took me some time to find it, but in keeping with my OCD, I wasn’t about to give up until I found it. It turns out the song has shown up as a couple of b-sides and on the soundtrack for the 1996 film Romeo & Juliet. I don't think it's actually on a Garbage album at this point.
I can tie this whole post together very neatly if I tell you what Shirley said about the song: “All real love is a form of obsession; if you love someone more than anything else, that degree of exclusivity requires an abnormal amount of passion and care.”
And while we’re tying things together, I also found “Samson and Delilah,” the Blind Willie Johnson song Shirley sings during the opening scene of last season’s first episode of “Terminator.”
Samson and Delilah.mp3