photo by bossy’s friend ronny, santa cruz california
Ok, here we go. This jacket. Quite a few esteemed members of Bossy’s council have commented about this jacket during Bossy’s (No) Book Tour, which is just another way of saying Sister Mercy Bossy, do you ever take that thing off?
Here’s how it happened: A week before leaving on her adventure, Bossy went into a Marshalls to poke around, and since Bossy is a chronic tank top wearer she found herself chilly in the store, and so she walked over to the rack and put it on and continued to shop. She wore that jacket as she looked for road trip sweat pants and she wore that jacket as she looked for road trip flats and before Bossy knew it she was at the counter buying (no) sweat pants and (no) flats, but purchasing the jacket.
The jacket was crazy cheap, but it seemed stiff at first and too Michael Jackson imitating Sgt. Pepper and Bossy thought of returning it, because Bossy likes to do that.
Instead Bossy packed it for her road trip, but only because her favorite black shirt was missing. And thank gah Bossy packed it, because this jacket has been to a taping of The Prairie Home Companion and it’s seen the Marfa lights and it got married to a Seattle cameraman and everything in between.
Even if it’s still all Michael Jackson imitates Sgt. Pepper.
dgm saysMay 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Thank you for that! Every time I see that jacket in a picture I think, “But why won’t she tell me where she got that jacket?”
Incidentally, I think it’s more Janet Jackson during the Rhythm Nation album days, which makes it even better.
zidia saysMay 6, 2010 at 3:47 pm
You look like you’re ready for the next “BE-IN!”
Amy saysMay 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm
Glad you said it, cuz I was thinking it!
Half Assed Kitchen saysMay 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm
It looks even cooler unzipped with one of your cutie scarves.
bossy's friend martha's sister saysMay 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm
Let’s just all is Cadet Bossy’s Road Trip Uniform!
Lizzy saysMay 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm
It was 20 years ago today… that you started the (No) Book Tour.
Suzi saysMay 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm
Did you really see the “lights” in Marfa? Or just the sights?
The Domestic Goddess saysMay 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm
It’s pretty darn awesome.
And, good thing you got to see that taping in Nashville ’cause it’s all flooded now.
Chookooloonks saysMay 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm
I love that jacket — and it *is* Rhythm Nation.
I shall now call you Georgia. Or “Miss Bossy” if I’m nasty.
AnnP saysMay 7, 2010 at 2:00 am
Michelle M. saysMay 7, 2010 at 4:56 am
I get a “cute high school majorette” vibe from it. Or sophisticated ring master (mistress?).
Manic Mommy saysMay 7, 2010 at 8:41 am
I was thinking Adam Ant circa 1982. But that would be dating myself.
foolery saysMay 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm
Nope. Classic Band Geek, any era. Especially if you’re wearing white tap shoes, a tube top, and suspenders. Not that I would have any idea.