styrene,

After watching a very early gig by the Sex Pistols in an empty hall on Hastings Pier, 17 year old Mari Elliott decided that “anyone could do what they were doing” and placed an ad in the paper for ‘young punx who want to stick it together’ to form a band. As singer with X-Ray Spex, Mari chose the punk name Poly Styrene because it represented what pop stars were to punks: “a lightweight, disposable product.” 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.”

Saluting one of my all-time faves, Poly Styrene: 1957-2011. (history from wikipedia).

anonymous asked:

What if humans are the only ones to have made up chewing gum and the aliens are just so confused because we chew something continuously even though it has no nutritional value, it makes no sense.

I absolutely love this!

“I think our Human might be broken or starving,” Commander Tryvann said, looking to the ships nutritional expert, a four foot tall Besseggen affectionately nicknamed Bob by the human Awtowi also known as “Toni”.
“Human Toni is chewing on what scans as styrene-butadiene rubber, which apparently is a common component in things like human shoe soles.” Tryvann elaborated, so worried xir gaustatop pouch puffed out.

“Did human Toni ingest it, or did they repeatedly use their exposed face bones to crush it, occasionally puffing it into a sphere?” Bob questioned, surprising the Commander tremendously.

“They… Commander Tryvann did not see them ingest it. How could you know this, Besseggen Bob?”

“Humans are a strange species, Commander. They seem to do it for fun.” Bob said, quickly continuing before the Commander worried xir ship would be destroyed. “It poses no threat for anyone in the vicinity - with the exception of an allergic reaction among the Surtningssui species, but there are none of them aboard. It seems to be anxiety alleviating for some humans, and for others it presents them with something ‘to do’ in between feeding times.” Bob elaborated, mimicking the ‘quotation marks’ Toni had shown them. The Commander knew better than to question it.

“Is Besseggen Bob certain of this?” Commander Tryvann asked cautiously, not wanting another cigarette incident.

“Toni did have to think for a long time before coming up with the answer, but I believe that has more to do with them being accustomed to it than them giving any misinformation.” Bob said after a moment of consideration.

“Besseggen Bob will be held accountable along with Human Toni if this proves false.” Commander Tryvann declared before heading back to xir post, once again reminded that xe would never truly understand humans.

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On this International Women’s Day, I’d like to honor the late Poly Styrene! Not only is she one of the first female punk rockers, but one of the first black punk rockers too! She was the singer of punk group X-Ray Spex, who, while they only released one album, were highly influential in the punk sound we know and love today.

Cheers to you, Ms. Poly Styrene. Rock on forever.

Group portrait | Photographer Unknown | 1980

Debbie Harry [Blondie], Viv Albertine [The Slits], Siouxsie Sioux [Siouxsie and the Banshees]

Chrissie Hynde [The Pretenders], Poly Styrene [X-Ray Spex], Pauline Black [The Selecter]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Pauline Black of The Selecter, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Viv Albertine of The Slits, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie And The Banshees and Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex. London, August 1st 1980.

Photo by Chris Stein.

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