Friday, May 11, 2007

Debbie Does Da Gear Slut for Fashion Friday


Some may call it smut. I call it the Mona Lisa of the CBGB/Max's Kansas City glory days. A "Birth of Venus" for the original New York punk/new wave scene, a scene that didn't see many trust fund babies gettin' their kicks and Strokes while waiting for those Rolling Stone love letters to filter in.

A Venus on a Half a Gram. Not that I condone Deb's drug dalliances, but the woman had incredible presence, and the sort of style that never seemed forced or merely the result of eight stylists working overtime on ego, greed, and Starbucks with a cocaine chaser.

Debbie was one of the first musicians to get the ironic T-shirt bang on. You just knew she and Chris Stein were hip to crazy wrestler shit and could probably tell you that Doctor X's real name was Dick Beyer. I once wore a Koko Beware t-shirt, and even though I was laughed at I was okay 'cause Debbie would have understood.

currently listening to: Television, Marquee Moon

7 comments:

Allan said...

Nice on-the fly editing!

bonjourtristesse said...

thanks editor....LOL!!!!!!!!! faster fingers than Malmsteen! Nice on the fly comment!

SamuraiFrog said...

Oh, Bon, now YOU'RE the one who just KNOWS! Oh, Debbie, my Debbie, whatever you want me to do I'll do it. I was just a babe when I first heard her magical voice and felt it wash over me like liquid heaven. The first time I felt that magic stirring in my pants was the first time I ever heard Debbie sing "Heart of Glass," and me being just around six years old. And that picture! I'll never, ever forget the first time I saw that. Before P.J., before Nancy, there was Debbie Harry, the reason I love rock chicks the best. Thanks for bringing all of that back tonight; love ya for it.

Invisible said...

OMG.. she went pantyless before pntyless was cool?!!

bonjourtristesse said...

Hey SF!!! How are ya??? Sooo glad ya liked the post...I figured you for a Debbie fan!!!!Your choice of rawk chix is the greatest...Riff, Deb, the Runaways...you are so welcome for the memory refresh, you do the same for me constantly with your amazing posts!!! talk soon! E.:D

Vis...yeppers...before skag Britney let it all hang out there was Deb. Difference was people actually weren't grossed out by Debbie's nether regions! LOL!!! Hope all is well babygirl...

AC@44 said...

Hot .. only thing I can say is Hot

Godwhacker said...

Every time I hear about CBGB, I work ever harder on that functional time machine.