|Monday, December 24th, 2007|
|Friday, February 2nd, 2007|
|Saturday, March 25th, 2006|
|Monday, August 22nd, 2005|
|Saturday, June 18th, 2005|
Today I obtained, and now I am watching for the first time, Twice Upon a Time--the Videos. It's amazing, another side of the band one rarely experiences. Siouxsie is, as we all know, the consummate performer, but these videos bring that point home all the clearer. I am stunned by their aesthetic vision/planning, their technical execution, and their beauty. It seems ridiculously cliche to say this, but Siouxsie is a goddess of music, and I love her.
I'm on "The Passenger", and everything looks good tonight!
Singing la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!
|Sunday, May 29th, 2005|
|Saturday, February 26th, 2005|
Hello, I'm new here. My name's Shannon. Haven't been a Banshees fan for too long... I discovered them probably almost a year ago. I was just reading back a bit and someone was mentioning/talking about a Siouxsie & the Banshees biography, and I was wondering if it's hard to get a hold of? I definitely would like to read it. Anyways, I suppose that's it... just figured I'd introduce myself.
|Sunday, December 12th, 2004|
|Friday, September 17th, 2004|
The show in Dallas was so cool. BUT... here's what sucked about the show in Dallas. They were supposed to play two encores like they've done in every other city (that I know of). My friend even got the set list which had a second encore listed on it. Those punk-asses in Dallas started walking out after the first encore. They were leaving before the house lights came on. Who does that??? Oh well. She was beautiful and she did Kiss Them for Me which I wasn't expecting. All in all, a wonderful experience.
|Tuesday, September 7th, 2004|
It's official: on September 18 I will see Siouxsie live for the second time.
|Monday, August 30th, 2004|
Yesterday I finished reading the official S&tB biography. It left me feeling sad. I found their story tragic. Why? Because, as I have long felt, English society is the most repressed and unhealthy in the World. Siouxsie and the Banshees are very talented persons, but now their music seems to me a symptom of a larger problem. I wish their lives and all Society could have been happier.
It seems to me they could have done much more, written far more beautiful music, had the environment been more conducive. Why must this world be so fucked up? I do not blame them at all; I am just saying they and we are prisoners, trapped on a world we did not create.
I love their music, their coping mechanisms. I just wish things could have been easier for them.
Right now I am listening to Nocturne
|Tuesday, August 24th, 2004|
I believe this song to be a criticism of the beauty industry, not photography in general.
She falls into frame with a professional pout
But the Polaroids ignite on seeing their subject
And the aperture shuts—too much exposure.
Voyeur sucks into focus—floodlit, the glossy kiss-pit
But as emulsion drips down, down
The aperture shuts—too much exposure.
Come into this room, come into this gloom
See the red light rinsing another shutterslut wincing
The sagging half-wit sister, pretty, pretty picture
Of an ancient nipple shrinking—that Kodakwhore winking
‘Til the aperture shuts—too much exposure.
It seems to me as if the camera is closing in shame and disgust over the degrading images.
It also seems to me that Siouxsie was jealous of fashion models’ beauty when she wrote these lyrics.
|Thursday, August 12th, 2004|
hi, i hope you don't mind me joining this community! i have been a Banshees fan for a long time. i am in the UK and contemplating whether to go to one of Siouxsie's concert performances later this year. is anyone here planning to see her live?
|Saturday, August 7th, 2004|
I have been fascinated by Siouxsie since January of 1988, when I first heard Siouxsie and the Banshees. I saw them on October 23 of that year, at my university, the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Their show was so good I didn’t believe it. I mean it: I spent the entire concert pissed off, thinking it was too good to be true, that it had to be lip-synching. Only now, in retrospect, do I believe it was real. I wish I had been able to enjoy it more. Have you ever heard of a show being too good, so good that you can’t even believe it’s true or enjoy it? They put on an impossible show. Siouxsie jumped around like a spider, never missing a syllable or a note, and never taking an extra breath. I couldn’t believe it. Everything seemed too perfect. I was even convinced there were instrumental sounds not being produced by the musicians. Now I don’t know. There seems to be no evidence of fraud. I’d very much like to obtain a recording of that show.
|Thursday, August 5th, 2004|
Starting yesterday and finishing today I have made a CD of my favorite Siouxsie and the Banshees tracks. I had to cut covers.
Into the Light
Cities in Dust
The Last Beat of My Heart
Kiss Them for Me