Friday, March 6, 2009

Jitterbug! Jitterbug!

Glam rock as defined by the world (Wikipedia)

I was pondering to myself the other day and in said pondering, I thought: “I know what glam rock is, there are definitions here and there but really, it’s more than some characteristics in a description. Glam rock promotes a certain feeling in an, how do I Explain it?”

What is this glitter feeling? Where does it come from? How do we release it? Do we even want to release it? Well, we’ve all felt that “glam rock feeling” at one point or another.

You know that twist in your stomach when Tim Curry first pops up in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, hugged tightly in women’s lingerie, and moaningly belches out the opening lines to “Sweet Transvestite”? The “glam rock feeling” is kind of like that...

You don’t know what that feeling is? You’ve never seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show? Gasp!


You know when you’re driving in your car and the opening to Wham!’s “Wake me up” plumes out of the radio and you start to sing along at the top of your lungs--not because it’s campy, but because the song infiltrates your soul and squeezes passionate, rhythmic harmonies from your core-- and then you’re getting ready to launch into the second verse but you notice that the vehicle next to yours is filled with teenagers and they’re all pointing and laughing at you and you feel hurt but, oh, then that chorus comes along, and you scream it anyway, singing, singing, SINGING, tinny tears pushing themselves as far away from you as possible?

*pause for breath*

... That is the “glam rock feeling”, people!

You know when you go on a bender and post some incredibly abstract, meandering, seemingly-pointless entry on your blog and then you wake up the next morning and realize the whole world has caught you at your worst?


It is awkward! It is entertaining! It is fun! It is RELEASE!

*End rant, tip out of chair*

1 comment:

  1. hahahah got the feeling man. Tim Curry in Rocky Horror is a brilliant way to highlight glamtasticness