Song of the Week: Waste, by Betty Goo

Song of the Week: Waste, by Betty Goo

Only the most Panglossian of musicians can go through life without cursing with the uncontrollable, possibly congenital need to create sound from within themselves.  Thankfully (if we’re lucky) these feelings come and go.  Some 10+ years ago the feelings were strong in this one. So strong that I ended up making nearly a whole album that explored the theme.  Gooicide is a record that I am still very proud of but it also ultimately marked an end for me.  A breaking point with what I was and a launching of who I would be. Music is my life, sure, but I had to reboot at some point and make sure that there was still a life in there somewhere.

By the turn of the century I had become tired of the way I wrote songs and the depleted feeling that Betty Goo shows bring out of me.  I hung it up for many years.  But songs are happening again.  I’ll play a couple new ones at the show tonight.  But I also did some digging in the dustbin of history and decided to play this old anthem as well.  Let it not be a waste of time tonight.

Waste : from the limited-edition cassette-only release Bronchitis (1998).