Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Siouxsie Sioux Tuesday

Siouxsie in 1985
A remarkable photo of everyone's beloved Fairy Gothmother and the biggest fan of eyeliner since Theda Bara, Siouxsie Sioux, dressed up as the ancient Egyptian goddess Bastet. If you ever need to get glammed up in a cat costume, this is how you do it.

The tenuous justification for posting Sioux ephemera on a blog about raqs continues with this video. I have always wondered about the 'right on-ness' of the lyrics to this song, but I get the feeling that The Banshees weren't that great on global awareness. Remember Hong Kong Garden, when they asked you to "leave your yens on the counter, please"? Yen! In Hong Kong! Ai-yai-yai.

*Enthusiastically does the 'Gravedigger'.*

1 comment:

  1. It's not that tenuous in my mind- my troupe mates choreographed and performed to 'Cities in Dust' last year. It's what comes of having an ubergoth in your troupe.

    No gravedigger moves though!