I can imagine that random people who stumble upon this site might be a little confused, asking themselves, “Why does this girl hate herself, and why does she keep asking me to touch her? Do I have to call the authorities?”
Have no fear. “Touch” and “Hate” are just shortened forms of two Joan Jett songs: “Do You Wanna Touch Me?” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” These are just two examples of Jett-related slang that Jettheads have accumulated over the years. This glossary is an attempt to aid new Jettheads and casual observers by defining our lingo in one place.
Please feel free to add new terms, correct any of the definitions, or ask questions in the comments below. I’ll update the glossary periodically with your suggestions.
(So, for the record, I DON’T hate myself, and I definitely do NOT want any of you to touch me. No offense.) 🙂
|Alley||Abbreviation for “Up Your Alley,” the album of that name released in 1988.|
|Andro||Abbreviation for “Androgynous,” a Replacements cover song from the 2006 album “Sinner.”|
|Bad Rep||Abbreviation for “Bad Reputation.” A song first released in 1980 on the “Joan Jett” album, which was re-released in 1981 as “Bad Reputation.”|
|BH||Abbreviation for “Blackheart.” See Blackheart.|
|BHR||Abbreviation for Blackheart Records.|
|Blackheart||Abbreviation for “the people at Blackheart Records,” as in “Blackheart has updated their website.”|
|Cherry||Abbreviation for “Cherry Bomb,” a song by The Runaways from “The Runaways” album released in 1976. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts reworked the song for the “Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth” album released in 1984.|
|Crimson||Abbreviation for “Crimson and Clover,” a Tommy James and the Shondells cover song from the I Love Rock ‘N Roll album. (See ILRNR.)|
|CTW||Acronym for “Change The World,” the second single from the 2006 album “Sinner.”|
|Dog||Abbreviation for “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a Stooges cover song from the Up Your Alley album. (See Alley.)|
|Everyday||Abbreviation for “Everyday People,” from 1983’s Album. This song is killer live, complete with a dueling guitar solo by Joan and Dougie that makes me weep.|
|Eye Lock, The||See “Jett Eye Lock, The.”|
|GROAMY||Acronym for “Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth,” the album of that name released in 1984.|
|Hate||Abbreviation for “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” the first song from the 1988 album “Up Your Alley.”|
|Hate Myself||See “Hate.”|
|IHMFLY||Acronym for “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” See “Hate.”|
|ILRNR||Acronym for “I Love Rock ‘N Roll,” an Arrows cover song released on the album of the same name at the end of 1981.|
|Jett Eye Lock, The||Also “Jett Eyelock” and “Jett Eye-lock.” The exchange of energy experienced by fans when Joan Jett locks eyes with us during a performance. OK, I realize that this one makes us sound crazy, but it happens, and we talk about it often. You need to experience this yourself to believe it.|
|JELA||Acronym for Jett Eye Lock Alert.|
|Jetthead||A devoted fan of Joan Jett.|
|JJ||Acronym for Joan Jett.|
|JJBH||Acronym for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.|
|Joanzing, Joanzin’||Alternate spelling for “jonesing,” which means to crave something. Specifically, craving a Joan Jett concert, album, or anything else having to do with Joan Jett. As in: “I haven’t seen Joan Jett live since 2006. I’m Joanzin’!”|
|KOTL||Acronym for “Kiss on the Lips,” a song released on 2004’s Japanese import album “Naked.”|
|LOD||Acronym for “Light of Day,” the song written by Bruce Springsteen for the 1987 movie of the same name that starred Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox.|
|MTM||Acronym for “Mary Tyler Moore.” Specifically refers to Joan Jett’s cover of “Love is All Around,” the Mary Tyler Moore TV show theme song. It was recorded for a commercial to promote NCAA women’s basketball in 1996 and was later released on the greatest hits compilation “Fit to be Tied” in 1997.|
|P&S||Abbreviation for “Pure and Simple,” the album of that name released in 1994.|
|Touch||Abbreviation for “Do You Wanna Touch Me?”—a Gary Glitter cover song from the “Bad Reputation” album. See “Bad Rep” for additional information.|
|Touch Me||See “Touch.”|
|UYA||Acronym for “Up Your Alley.” See Alley.|
hahaha…you are so funny….you don’t want random people coming up to you and touching you???? I can’t imagine why not…hahahaha
No, I don’t,lol. I would hope that I wouldn’t have to say that out loud, but I did, just in case. haha.
The eye lock I have a different name but its probally not printable lol ,but you hit them all on the head
Do you call it the “Eye F*ck?” 😉 LOL
Thanks for stopping by, Elaine.
OK, Elaine….you have me curious…what do you call “the eye lock”? If you really can’t publically print it feel free to send me a message on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/cleland06
You’ve got me wondering…. 😉
Ha Ha yes JJ
LOL, yeah, I can definitely see that.
That’s great! I didn’t know the “Joanzin’” thing.
Your blog is really great, I love it.
Thanks!! I’m glad you like it.
These are hillarious. Gotta love the infamous “eye lock”, and oh yeah to whoever called it the eye F@#$!
How about DOG, short for “I Wanna Be Your Dog”?
KOTL for “Kiss On The Lips”.
Ooooh! I forgot about KOTL and Dog! I will add them tonight. Thanks.
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I got the Jett Eyelock on April 23, 2010. I have footage! LOL I’ll never forget it.
I got the Jett Eyelock on June 7th 2011 in Oslo. I’ve heard about, but didn’t know that it had a name for itself. I will NEVER forget it! 🙂
I’m Joanzin real bad right now !
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Oh God! Eye lock is soooo freaking awesome! I I was in the 4th row at a concert in 2012, when I got my 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th eye locks and winks. It was so awesome!
Each time she did it I gave her my best “bedroom eyes.”
I’ve been told that I do that pretty well, and I have big brown eyes, that I’ve been told are beautiful.
Of course nothing beats Joan’s beautiful eyes.
I wanted her to know that she is my fantasy.
Oh Joan! You made me so happy that night !
I hope to have “The Jett Eye Lock” in 2014……I will probably pass out if I do but it will be worth it for sure LOL.
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