Those of you distracted by American Idol might not have realized that another talent search, Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, debuted this week on the CW. (Update alert: The winner of last year's The Search For The Next Pussycat Doll, Asia Something, opted not to join PCD in the end, so she could instead launch a sure-to-be-stellar solo career. Good luck with that, Asia.)
Anyway, back when The Search For The Next Pussycat Doll was still battling Idol for precious disc space on my TiVo in early 2007, there was one prospective living Doll that I was seriously rooting for: a flamehaired, Hot Topic-attired hottie named Sisely. You know, the token "girl with an edge," as show judge/PCD svengali Robyn Antin loved to remind less observant viewers before and after every commercial break.
Unfortch, Sisely seemed more at home in bondage pants and baby tees that the burlesque slutgear and ridiculous curly-cue Ken Paves hair extensions stylists forced her to wear on the show, so it was only a matter of time before flip-flopping Robyn stopped praising Sisely's "uniqueness" and started berating her for not fitting in with the Pussycat aesthetic. And so, poor Sis was cut--but not before making an impression with her rawkin' swan song, a punky rendition of Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker." Yep, I can barely remember Asia, but I still remember Sisely.
So I'm happy to deliver some rad news to my fellow Siselyheads: Teenacide Records founder Jim Freek (a sort of modern-day Kim Fowley) has put the rockin' runner-up smack dab in front of a new fab prefab band, the cleverly named Safety Pin-Ups, featuring members of local powerpop outfits--including Blondie's Clem Burke on drums! And she's belting out a cover of the Saints' 1970s punk classic "Do The Robot"! Holy frig!
Now that's something you don't see on TV every day. But you can see it right now at the Teenacide website.
Go check it out, and attention, hormonal punk-rock dudes: You will wish your girlfriend was hot like Sisely.
- Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious