In the mid 2000’s I got hooked on reading autobiographies of rockstars. Then I found the biography of Brian Warner (aka Marilyn Manson) from 1999. “The Long Hard Road Out of Hell” hooked me completely with Mr. Warner’s irreverent humor and obvious intelligence.
Not even finished with the book, I went out and bought his most recent album of the time, “Eat Me, Drink Me.” Then I sought the band’s first album, “Portrait of an American Family”. That led to an obsessive desire to own everything I could get my hands on, music or otherwise.
My partner refers to that time in our lives as somewhat frightening and also really, really fun. Interesting eBay purchases arrived in the mail on an almost daily basis. My MM music collection is so extensive that I had to create subcategories on iTunes such as for live performances, interviews, and rarities. Meanwhile, I recently purchased “The Pale Emperor” and have to say the band is in fine form.
Marilyn Manson is far from my only music, but certainly takes up the most space. What are you listening to these days?