Hello listeners and happy June! Holy crap how are we six months into 2016 already?!
Well if you’ve been following along with us, you probably already know how SUPER EXCITED I am for the new Garbage record, Strange Little Birds! June 10th is the big day and I’ve been trying to figure out how I’m going to handle all my emotions once I get my hands on it! If you’ve heard lead single, “Empty,” you probably understand what it truly means to feel like a phony no matter how good you are. Which brings me to our main point this month…
The month of May was a rollercoaster of sorts for me. I even crazily contemplated shutting down TDL completely. Why? Well, it’s not that easy to explain but I’ll try.
To avoid repeating myself every month, I’ll just flat out say it: We don’t fit in with most blogs. But you know what? That’s awesome for us. We never wanted to fit in yet at the same time, we still don’t like to be kicked down for how we operate. For a while there, I just got so jaded with this job that everything I listened to started to sound like crap. That’s when I knew I needed to take a week off to breathe and regroup. And you know what? It worked. I discovered some new music that I fell in love with (to be shared soon!) and I remembered everything I wanted this site to stand for. I even found a few articles from the big leagues that mirrored exactly what we’re trying to do here that possessed so much light and heart that it was hard not to read them over and over until my heart exploded.
Anything can become toxic if you let the wrong things, or people, infiltrate your mind. The key is to maintain your cool and as Garbage says, keep breathing. We are the light and I refuse to let anyone dim our shine.
This is shaping up to be a great summer filled with countless killer releases and we cannot wait to share them all with you!
Until next time,
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