The Siren: the Great Archetypal Love Story of Our Time.


I was going to post this on Garlands Day, but with the death of yet another GenX luminary - Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins - today felt more appropriate. 
I'm not aware of any substantial connections between Our Lady, Queen Dowager of Sibyls and the Foo Fighters, but I won't be surprised if the Shimmer gets to rewriting the timeline and serves some up in the coming days. That's how it works.
This is a fact-corrected revision of the first series of Siren posts on The Secret Sun, all the way back in early 2008. If you're new to this story, this makes for a solid primer.


Wreck and Rule: Wendy O. Williams and The Plasmatics

Plenty of bands play at being subversive. But the final arbiter of the threat a band poses to the Establishment is ultimately how the Establishment reacts to their provocations. 

Rod Swenson, impresario for legendary Punk/Metal band The Plasmatics, got an unequivocal response from the Man one fateful night in the form of gloved fists, police jackboots and billy clubs: “They beat me to a bloody mass of unconsciousness...”