Friday, August 15, 2008

My Weekend Crush

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.

10 comments:

TheWeyrd1 said...

Makes me appreciate Garbage even more!

Cunty McFucklesticks said...

Oh god, I saw Garbage play live a few years back, she was wearing denim hotpants and swore alot. *sigh*

citizen-cia said...

Just when you think a show can't get cooler, they add Shirley Manson to their cast. Is it September, yet?

DJ Spinster said...

I first got into Shirley back when she was the lead in Angelfish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_XlDGAGIqI

beltane said...

Now is one of those moments when i have to say thanx Ms S.

Susanna said...

I can´t believe this! Just yesterday I was browsing for Shirleys pics ´cos I planned to write about how incredibly cool & sexy she is :D. (totally craft-related right?)

LithiumSun said...

Hear Hear!!!

Sabriel said...

Shirley is my crush EVERY weekend! Great post Dorothy :D

Jul said...

Shirley Manson has always been sexy...like, "I could somehow make you beg" sexy. It's her tough exterior....but underneath it all, I think she'd love a girl to show her how it's done.

Bronnie said...

I have been told i look like her, by many people (:
which i take as a massive compliment.

She's so talented she's become almost an idol.

comment me for more >.<

xx