It’s been a while folks, and I’m sorry for my absence and I wish it was because I’m dating a super-hot rockstar and I’ve moved to the Bahamas, but  in reality, I now live in the realm of Soot Magazine, so I’m updating over there pretty much every day, and it’s not so bad!  But it’s hard to come back and give you some love over here. So by all means, join me over there.

Here, I’ve just decided to put in some quotes that I’ve not had the chance to use in interviews over the years. I have been putting them on my personal Facebook but I thought they’d be good in a format all together. Enjoy!

Joan As Police Woman on making music as Black Beetle, after the death of her boyfriend, Jeff Buckley.
(Interview for Rolling Stone, 2011)
“It was really a project (drummer and guitarist from Buckley’s band and two different bassists) and was the only thing we knew how to do because making music is very helpful in so many ways. I feel like music has saved my live many times. We were all just left trying to figure out how to get through a very difficult time and the way we knew how to cope was to make music. So we wrote songs and that was the first time that I was writing songs myself and singing. It was really an experimental thing. It was very helpful and very painful. But ultimately, making music is a very cathartic way of dealing with your emotions, many of which seemed way too huge to deal with in any other way.”

Placebo’s Brian Molko wasn’t too impressed with the media when I spoke to him.
(Interview for Rolling Stone 2009)
“This great fountain of knowledge, this great conduit of truth that is user-driver content website called Wikipedia. I’m being sarcastic. You can always tell a professional from a semi-pro in journalism terms, you can tell the semi-pros have gone to Wikipedia and that’s it. They start re-hashing the same inaccuracies and the same conjecture to you.”

Anvil’s Lips on the documentary Anvil
(Interview for Rolling Stone, 2010, as part of the Soundwave review)
“We’re been discovered. There is a remarkable number of people who have seen the movie, usually a third a people have seen the movie but now it’s more than a third of the people who are engaged in the emotional experience of the movie as well as coming to see us live. Once you have seen the movie and you have seen us live, you know what it means. You know what the performance means and you know what I’m feeling, you know me.”

Karen Elson, on working with her then-husband Jack White on her album The Ghost Who Walks
(Interview for Rolling Stone, 2010)
“I really think it was just a huge relief. You know, for the pair of us, it was really fun working with Jack. It wasn’t torture. We weren’t having dramatic, creative arguments that were putting our marriage on the line, or anything. I just felt that really supported by him, and I think he felt proud of me. I think he was relieved that I finally came out of my shell and I was doing what it is I’ve always wanted to do… I do trust Jack and I trust his opinion but I am in a fortunate position by being his wife that I can argue with him too. I don’t feel any sort of anxiety, I just feel a huge sense of relief.”

Jack White on the success of The White Stripes
(Interview for Rolling Stone, 2010)
“The problem is when you get caught up with bands that get successful, you get bogged down by a lot of things that you don’t really want to do and you never would have done to begin with but you have to do them to keep the ball rolling. It kind of wears away at you and it’s easy to forget why you’re doing it in the first place. You have to keep your head above water at all times.”

Tim Burton on working with Helena Bonham-Carter and Johnny Depp
(Interview for Rolling Stone, 2010)
“I’d never work with either of them just to work with them. It’s important that you don’t feel complacent with somebody or something. You always want to keep that artistic edge going, but it is fun to watch them transform from one film to another. They’re different people but they both have a certain trait, which I like, is that they don’t like watching themselves. For me, as a director, it gives me a certain freedom that there’s no vanity there. That makes it more exciting. They don’t want to do a take and then look at the monitor and see how they did. I don’t think Johnny has ever seen any movie we have made together, he doesn’t like watching himself. So I like that.”

Mascara and Monsters is Angela Allan's blog covering music and mayhem. She's also the founder and editor of Soot Magazine.

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