Monday, January 24, 2011

All The Foxy Chicks Are Reading It

Oh, what a month it has been! But here I am, trying to pick up the slack. I have an enormous mental backlog of things to post about (including an incredible concert I went to) but first things first. A friend passed this on and it was so hilariously bad, I had to share.

Oh, the 70s. What were people thinking? Exhibit A: Star Magazine. In 1973, a new teen magazine launched but only last 5 issues. If I had to guess, it was folded because it was full of bad grammar and groupies. Can you imagine? A magainze that lays out step by step how to be a groupie? My favorite piece so far is the hard-hitting investigative piece that takes us inside groupiedom on the Sunset Strip (or, as the author put it, "a long, detailed rap about the groupie scene"). Our guides: two young women who call themselves Queenie and Sable. Sable is obviously the brains behind the operation. When asked how one becomes a groupie, she answers, "You have to be very flashy, sometimes even sleazy-looking. In a way, sort of cheap-looking." I am not making this up. Have a look for yourself.



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2 comments:

  1. Oh man. The seventies. I am so nostalgic about the 20th century. haha Love it. I want a groupie name as good as Queenie or Sable....though I'm not sure there's a huge difference between a call-girl/hooker name and a groupie name...hmmm.must think about this.

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  2. Have at it and let me know what you come up with!

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