Shirley Manson is a rock star in the way we all dream we could be a rock star. It’s not about the money or the parties or the fancy cars. It’s about being so fucking cool that everyone turns their head as soon as you enter a room. And then they keep them turned all night long. Yeah, that cool. I've been a fan of Shirley's since her early Garbage days when I first watched this flash of red hair in a blue dress and knee-high combat boots singing about how she was only happy when it rains. I still haven't stopped watching. These days I can barely contain my glee at the prospect of seeing her bad girl it up on “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Lena, Summer and Shirley? There is a God and she likes lesbians. Shirley has always had an effortless cool that comes not from props or posing, but from a place at once genuine and indescribable. You can say it's her look or her gender bending or her severely sexy Scottish accent. But in the end, Shirley is cool because she just is. Period. Full stop. Happy weekend, all.
p.s. OK, this is what makes Shirley so fucking cool.