Monday, March 22

Miki in the March 2010 Spin Mag

Paraphrased from the March 2010 Spin magazine

Miki Berenyi, now a mother of two works as copy editor for Web User magazine.

After the loss of drummer Chris, there seemed to be no point in continuing Lush, and it wouldn't have been as much fun. When the band ended, it took all her confidence away. She no longer felt comfortable, too vulnerable to give music her all. She just didn't want to do that anymore.

Her job now is not as exciting as it was being with the band, but she doesn't have the strain of mean-spirited criticism that came with it.

Extra note from me:
Lush were always self-deprecating, so one ought to keep that in mind when reading Miki's comments from Spin. For the band, never ones to take themselves too seriously, it was about the enjoyment of creating music. Much (specifically the big business end of the recording industry and all that entails) was relentlessly piled upon the their shoulders, which was beginning to feed on the lifeblood of the band. Logically you may point a finger at the industry for fueling the stresses that took their ultimate toll on Chris. And of course Chris's loss shattered the wonderful chemistry which made up Lush.

With that said, Miki has stated that she has no regrets, and is happy for her time in the band. The period of the breakup was an opportunity to move on and start a new life for herself, one a little less under the limelight. She is definitely not a victim, she's a survivor. Miki's found a way that works best for her. For that we can all be happy for her.

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