Wednesday, September 19, 2007


From the uncanny notepad of Kid Shirt (15/09/07):

"Saw my first Quirk Kid today. Skinny, androgenous little thing on Platform 6, Salisbury station. Fluffed-up ginger Princess Di hair-do circa '82, cum pompadour. Enormous black Buggles glasses and make-up all wrong: too much rouge on cheeks wh/made her look like Una Stubbs style Aunt Sally.

Tight-fitting honey-coloured charity-shop jacket w/ large beige check-pattern. Under this, (also honey-colured but different shade) some sort of quasi-medieval blouse vs shirt thing (not sure which) w/ *eeek* oversized ruffles on collar (which flopped out waaaay over jacket collar) and puffed-up sleeve-cuffs.

Microskinny drain-pipe trousers (mushroom coloured) and skuffed up Old School trainers. Post-Cool.

Age uncertain; somewhere betwn 13 and 23. Wouldn't like to make a call on this.

Looked v. self-conscious, nerdy/nervous, like a Devo groupeee. She had an extremely perplexed expression on her face. As did I.

Some Nu Quirk groups might be, errrm: Arnold Bayonet, Meth Cat, The Luminous."


Sad to say, I remember seeing this when it was on originally on telly. Really dig Johnny Slash's ("I'm New Wave, not Punk!") band at the end, after Devo play:


At 10:34 pm, Blogger Guy Mercier said...

post of the semester!

At 7:03 am, Blogger St. Anthony said...

Jesus Christ - it's official then ... Nu Quirk is on the way.
Mushroom coloured drainpipes? Looking like a (horrible, horrible thought, this) Devo groupie?
I don't know, I just don't know ...

At 7:05 am, Blogger St. Anthony said...

Square Pegs! What a show! Muffy Tepperman for president!

At 8:13 am, Blogger kek-w said...

No, actually, it was a shockingly good look - it was so wrong that it hovered inconclusively between inept and post-cool. Still, good for her, I say!

At 4:10 pm, Blogger El Duderino said...

Nu Quirk? Hell, I wasn't even aware there was an Old Quirk. What's that all about then?

Still, wouldn't be the first time i've slept through an entire youth subculture...


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