|INTERVIEWER||In the last ten years of your existence, you’ve had to endure a lot of criticism. How do you deal with that? Is it something you learned to live with?|
|SIOUXSIE||No, I think partly why we’ve lasted for ten years is pure spite. If you think about being a better adversary than your enemies I think that keeps you going.|
|INTERVIEWER||Well, you’re still here. You’ve had your jubilee year of ten years last year. What’s your secret?|
|SIOUXSIE||I think I just talked about that–I’m just malicious!|
One of the reasons I’ve always admired her is her absolute fearlessness. No mere female decoration for a band is she! Whenever I find myself doubting myself or my goals, I ask, “What would Siouxsie do?” (or should that be “dioux”?)
In another interview, she said:
|SIOUXSIE||I remember wanting to come across as all-powerful and I wanted to kind of make it painful for people.|
But I never had the impression she was a destructive (or self-destructive) troublemaker–she simply refused to play by anyone else’s rules or live up to anyone else’s expectations. Thank you, Siouxsie!