we’ve all got that weird pretty big secret that we don’t really hide but like we don’t flaunt it like “My brother died of cancer” or “I’m gay” or “I tried to kill myself last year” or anything really and when you find out somebody’s big plot twist you know you’re in this friendship for the long run
i don’t. i don’t have any secret. sorry everyone.
“I don’t even give a duck”
British-Somali songwriter, feminist, and musician Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, also known by her stage name Poly Styrene, is most notably known for being the founder of punk rock band X-Ray Spex.
She was born in Bromley, London, and ran away from home at the age of 15 with just £3 in her pocket, hitchhiking from one music festival to another. This adventure ended when she stepped on a rusty nail while bathing in a stream and had to be treated for septicaemia.
After seeing the Sex Pistols performance at the Pier Pavillion Hastings on her 19th birthday she thought that anyone could do what they were doing and so decided to form her own Punk Rock band, putting an ad in the paper calling for ‘young punx who want to stick it together’, and that was the beginning of X-Ray Spex. She eventually became a passionate feminist and posted a blog dedicated to women’s rights and defense of women.
She was described by Billboard as the “archetype for the modern-day feminist punk”; because she wore dental braces, stood against the typical sex object female of 1970’s rock star, sported a gaudy Dayglo wardrobe, and was of mixed race. She was “one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history, male or female”.
Needless to say, she was a total bad ass.
idg why this post doesn’t have more notes
it’s poly fucking styrene omg
woop woop! poly styrene was my profile picture on facebook once.
i think there should be a klezmer-rock band called frightened rabbi. who’s with me?
Quentin Tarantino a.k.a Queen of Sass in an interviewing promoting Kill Bill, 2003. (x)
‘His one-time passion for method acting reached a personal limit when he smashed a street-vendor’s remote-control car to achieve the sense of rage needed for his gangster character in The Cotton Club (1984).’
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