Mike the Mad Biologist

Joan Jett Still Rocks

The best description of Joan Jett ever penned (and from the very uncool NY Times no less):

In the 1980’s, when she ruled Top 40 radio, Joan Jett was the perfect embodiment of rock’s primal qualities. She was young, cocky, sexy, rebellious and knew how to rock a pair of leather pants.

(Rahav Segev for The New York Times)

Somehow she just doesn’t seem pathetic like so many of the other aging rockers do. I had free tickets to go see Bow Wow Wow a couple of years ago, and the lead singer, who used to be in that ‘sensual’ rock star class, was…erm. Well, let’s just say I expected her minivan to join her on stage.

I really hope the Blackhearts come to Boston…


  1. #1 boubou
    June 12, 2006

    I imagine a mad biologist singing in the public ” I looove rock n’roll ” 😉

  2. #2 Mike the Mad Biologist
    June 12, 2006

    Actually, I was thinking “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”

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