Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Joan Jett

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:43 PM
Original message
Joan Jett
This weekend I was riding with the BF when his .mp3 player started hammering out this tune. It seemed aggressive, powerful but with a sex kittenish undertone. I checked the display and it's Joan Jett, whom I've heard OF but never really heard anything by her. I asked if she were new and he laughed saying she was from the 80's.

Most female singers these days leave me cold because they pass themselves off as little more than fawning, submissive sex toys, but Joan Jett seemed to have a certain sense of self-assurance mixed with her sexuality. I might have to download me some JJ and chase the BF around the living room.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:54 PM
Response to Original message
1. She is still smokin!
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 01:54 PM by latebloomer
Check out youtube- she is an astounding 50-year-old.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. OMG! I'm Die!
I just read this about her:

Activism

* Jett is critical of the Republican Party and supported Howard Dean in the 2004 election because of his position on the War in Iraq and his gay marriage policy.<13>

* She has been a consistent supporter of the US Armed Forces, has toured for the USO for over 20 years, and even played West Point. On May 15, 2006, Jett visited the Pentagon, and many photographs were taken with personnel.<14>

* Jett is a vegan.<15>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_jett
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:46 PM
Response to Original message
3. Saw The Runaways back in the 70s
They weren't quite as hard edged as Joan became solo.
Check out Le Tigre you might like them too
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:50 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. Will do.
Thanks

:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:51 PM
Response to Original message
5. Joan Jett and Chrissie Hynde are tops. And both look like they could win a fistfight. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. While I'm a total pacifist...
...I will admit there is something very sexy about their look.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. Me too, but I'll admit to laughing at something I just read where someone
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 03:14 PM by Captain Hilts
said that Susan Boyle looks capable of beating a heckler senseless.

I'm still laughing.

Seeing/hearing Chrissie Hynde in person is a real treat. Her voice has held up very well.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nomorenomore08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:52 PM
Response to Original message
6. Here's J.J. performing the infamous Stones classic "Star Fucker" (AKA "Star Star"):
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:56 PM
Response to Original message
9. More Joan
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:05 PM
Response to Original message
10. joan jett live will rock your socks off!!
she was awesome. i was also a fan of the runaways her original band.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:29 PM
Response to Original message
11. OK
You people are just plain cool.

Thanks one and all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Nov 29th 2014, 05:16 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC