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(CNN)   Canada spews out the next angry punk-rock girl. Every generation got it's own disease   (cnn.com) divider line 199
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2004-06-19 09:36:56 AM  
Unless we've redefined 'punk' to mean 'teen pop with a dog collar,' then this chicks not punk. Punk doesnt start out being announced PR release style in major media outlets.
 
2004-06-19 09:54:13 AM  
Will somebody please call up the Keebler Factory and tell them to stop manufacturing these pop princes and princesses and just go back to making cookies?
 
2004-06-19 10:24:07 AM  
You know, as someone who's seen the Canadian punk scene up close, I gotta say that this girl's got me this close to rejecting my citizenship.
 
2004-06-19 10:37:14 AM  
first off, if that little tweak is punk, i'm ann margaret.

second, what the hell is up with that "every generation got it's (sic) own disease" nonsense?

Q:: What about Britney Spears? What do you think of her?

SWEETNAM: She's a sweetheart, but I rarely see her around. She always had her bodyguards surrounding her and is being escorted and stuff. But she always wants to make sure I am happy and things are going well. When I see her down the hall I'm still kind of star-struck.


a punk? star-struck by farking britney spears? any punk worth her weight in beer would live to SPIT on britney spears, preferably in public. jesus christ.
 
2004-06-19 11:18:44 AM  
Ladies & gentlemen, the next Pat Benatar! With new, improved, shorter career!
 
2004-06-19 11:30:53 AM  
--As we pan up a twisted and craggy mountainside, thunder rumbles and the heavy, roiling clouds light up intermittently as lightning forks its way behind the sinister and diabolical Pop factory, which belches a soupy green soot from its chimney-stacks.

Zoom in through a soaped-over window, past gigantic grinding gears and pistons, into a hallway where a tall, gaunt, and balding man [costume: stained, long white lab coat, gray slacks, scuffed boots, round glasses] is leading a cute young girl [costume: as little as possible without landing us an NC-17] down a hallway and into a small room; its only deco is an immense steel chair with hand, leg, and head restraints, as well as a large mirror facing said chair--

Doctor Steingart (faint German accent): Sit down, Skye. Place your arms and legs on the appropriate rests, lean your head back.

--Skye does as asked, restraints clamp down with an unforgiving snap--

Steingart (looking at clipboard): now, Skye, you want to be a...(ahem) pop star, correct?

Skye: Um, yeah, like, I think so. And stuff.

Steingart (eyebrows raise): Perfect! I have some questions to ask you, and I would like you to answer them honestly. Can you do that for me?

Skye: Um, yeah, like, I think so. And stuff.

Steingart: Wonderful. Now we are going to play some music, and I would like you to say the first word that comes to mind.

--Zoom in past the mirror, 180 to show silhouetted figures in the dark, operating a gigantic lighted switchboard. Several screens overhead showing body heat, EKG, EEG, and eye movements of the subject. One of the silhouettes reaches over the switchboard and turns a dial. Back to the chair room, where music can be heard--

HEY! HO! LET'S GO! (repeat)

--Steingart waves a hand, music stops--

Steingart: Go ahead, Skye. What did you think?

Skye: Ew. Icky.

--Steingart scribbles furiously on his clipboard pad--

Steingart: Okay, again.

THE KUMBUCHA MUSHROOM PEOPLE! SITTING AROUND ALL DAY! (who) CAN BELIEVE YOU (who) CAN BELIEVE YOU LET YOUR MOTHER PRAY?

Steingart: Your thoughts?

Skye: Was one of those guys constipated?

--Furious scribbling on Steingart's pad--

Steingart: Okay, one last time.

LATE NIGHT, COME HOME. WORK SUCKS, I KNOW. SHE LEFT ME ROSES BY THE STAIRS

Steingart: Your thoughts?

Skye: That was, like, so cool! And stuff.

Steingart: Mm-hmm --scribbling-- Okay, Skye. I think we've narrowed your target demographic. What I need you to do is to sit as still as you can. This isn't going to hurt.

--A nasty looking syringe sprouts up from behind the headrest on the steel chair--

Steingart: Much.

--Syringe swings around to puncture Skye's neck. She squeals in pain as a flourescent pink substance is injected through the needle. A second plunger then injects a viscous black substance. Zoom outside as thunder peals and rain begins to fall in sheets. The windows light up green, sending thick pillars of light across the horizon--

--Back to the chair room--

Steingart: State your name.

--Swing around to Skye, whose costume has changed entirely. Her black leather boots run almost all of the way up to a black skirt, under which a grey dress shirt is tucked. A tie dangles loosely around the collar; a studded dog collar wraps itself around her neck, and a matching one creeps out from underneath the skin of her left forearm to become a bracelet. Her hair writhes, and changes colour from brown to dirty blonde. As this happens, one of her eyes changes colour from blue to yellow.--

Skye: Sigma Sigma.

Steingart: No no, your stage name.

Skye: Skye Sweetnam.

Steingart: Good, good. And what is your mission?

Skye: (robotically) To find Sarah Connor

Steingart: You're getting ahead of yourself. --turn around-- Hans! Could you please?

--One of the silhouetted figures turns another dial. Mysteriously, the body heat monitor is only picking up Dr. Steingart.--

Steingart: Again.

Skye: To radically redefine the male-dominated punk scene. To show that girls can kick ass, too. To, like, show that girls totally rule and boys drool.

Steingart: And what of Wendy O. Williams?

Skye: No mention will be made of the one who attempted to subvert the infant stages of our project. She does not exist. All others like her shall share the same fate.

Steingart: Courtney Love?

Skye: Mission failure will result in my fall from fame, attachment to a murder investigation, strippage of sex appeal, ensconcement in loser dust, certifiability of batsh*t insanity, and other general f*cknuttery.

Steingart: Ladies and gentlemen of the board directors of Project Pop, we have once again achieved success. Sigma Sigma, after the initial test run, should be ready for full deployment.

[from an unseen microphone]: What shall we do with the Alpha Lambda unit?

Steingart: Avril? Secure a movie contract, tout suite. We'll make a Mandy Moore out of her, yet.

--diabolical laughter, which echoes through the halls of the factory, as the camera zooms away from the factory and to a wide shot of the jagged mountains around.--
 
2004-06-19 11:42:00 AM  
Every Generation Got Its Own Disease
by
Fury In The Slaughterhouse


the more we take the less we give
that's the modern way to live
and someone said live fast die young
but the time runs always faster son
diseases come diseases go
welcome to the final show
let's shake hands with plastic gloves
and watch out for the last white doves

and believe me baby every generation
got it's own disease
and I've got mine so help me
please believe me baby every generation
got it's own disease
and I've got mine so help me please

I think that I'm too young to die
love that girl and say goodbye
change the girls like underwear
using bodies without care
the love has gone and what we've got
is sweet perfume of sex and blood

and believe me baby every generation
got it's own disease
and I've got mine so help me
please believe me baby every generation
got it's own disease
and I've got mine babe so help me please

and believe me baby every generation
got it's own disease
and I've got mine babe help me please believe me baby every generation
got it's own disease
and I've got mine babe help me please

help me please
help me please
help me please

tell it baby every generation
got its own disease
and I've got mine babe help me please
and I say every, every, every
every generation got is't own desease
every, every, every
every generation got is't own desease
 
2004-06-19 11:56:35 AM  
Teen singer Skye Sweetnam grew up in a quaint Canadian town, but that doesn't stop her from belting out angst-ridden rocker girl

No, it doesn't. But the fact that this crap has been meaningless since 1981 should.
 
2004-06-19 12:11:39 PM  
The good thing about being so young is you can hear all sorts of music.

Brain....hurting....
 
2004-06-19 12:31:43 PM  
Punk doesnt start out being announced PR release style in major media outlets.

Two words...
Malcolm McLaren
 
2004-06-19 01:23:35 PM  
This makes as much sense as republican punk rock.
 
2004-06-19 03:26:01 PM  
Wants to be like Pat Benetar, hold on while I clean up my excrement from laughing too much.
 
2004-06-19 03:26:16 PM  
Every generation throws a hero up the pop chart.
 
2004-06-19 03:27:41 PM  
Every generation throws up a little on itself.
 
2004-06-19 03:28:15 PM  
I'm really, really tired of hearing the word "angst." Just, in any context. Stop using it, please? Everyone?
 
2004-06-19 03:28:17 PM  
To be fair, that writer said "punk," she didn't say she was. In fact, in the interview, she says "

SWEETNAM: I picked it. My manager got me listening to all this old music, like punk and Led Zeppelin, weird things like Bjork and old Madonna stuff that I had never heard. The good thing about being so young is you can hear all sorts of music.

So she obviously doesn't consider herself punk. I'm sure her music still sucks though, I'm looking to download some now.
 
2004-06-19 03:28:33 PM  
You know, she IS like Avril. Great as long as the volume is off.

/Looks forward to seeing her a little more matured (physcially of course).
 
2004-06-19 03:29:00 PM  
I'm so glad punk died with crass in 1984.
 
2004-06-19 03:29:19 PM  
this makes no sense...

she had a single semi-hit about a year ago, which even muchmusic didn't really get behind (and they'll whore for anything canadian), and now she's on a worldwide tour with britney?

why couldn't they just let her career die the horrible death it was intended to?
 
2004-06-19 03:29:21 PM  
Somebody under 18, please put your penis in her mouth so she'll stop talking. Thank you.
 
2004-06-19 03:29:26 PM  
so Avril is over now?
because I haven't been getting the memos.
 
2004-06-19 03:31:16 PM  
[image from theonlinemusicsource.com too old to be available]
 
2004-06-19 03:32:42 PM  
wow, not like the punk from the 60s, 70s, or even 80s.

That stance isn't even punk, it's, well it's just a badly dressed pop star.
 
2004-06-19 03:33:08 PM  
ummmm who the Fark is this broad?

/Canadian
/VERY into Canadian Music
/Not even whisper going on about this girl
/I don't think Canada can deal with another Avril
 
2004-06-19 03:33:52 PM  
do you think she'll kick as much ass as sum 41 or good charlotte or dare i say it...blindside?

/watches proceedings from highhorse.
 
2004-06-19 03:33:53 PM  
Wake up tired
Monday mornings suck
It's way too early to catch a bus
Why conform without a fuss?
Daddy, daddy no!
I don't wanna go to school!

I don't need to read Billy Shakespeare
Meet Juliet or Benvolio
Feel for once what it's like to rebell now
I wanna break out lets go

Teachers treat us all like clones
"Sit up straight, take off your headphones"
I dont blame them
They get paid
Money, money whoo!
Lotsa money, money whoo!

I don't need to read Billy Shakespeare
Meet Juliet or Benvolio
Feel for once what it's like to rebell now
I wanna break out lets go


Awesome. She's definitely the new voice of retarded teen angst.
 
2004-06-19 03:34:06 PM  
Allright you damn canadians... KEEP YOUR shiat TO YOURSELFS!
 
2004-06-19 03:34:20 PM  
GWShenlong05 - I think somebody spent way too much time on that one...

Damn TFers with their time advantage!

I just downloaded a bunch, but I'm scared to listen because I'm enjoyng my Nick Drake rarities too much...
 
2004-06-19 03:35:41 PM  
No, I read that right...every generation got it is own disease.
 
dbs
2004-06-19 03:37:49 PM  
It's not like I'm some modern punk, dickhead.
 
2004-06-19 03:39:23 PM  
I just downloaded "Billy Shakespeare". Anyone else fall in love with that awe-inspiring drum opening? Whoever did that was incredibly talented.
 
2004-06-19 03:40:24 PM  
hahaha anyone remember when Canada brought us Kittie? I remember last time they were on a show i was at...they would have been better off naming themselves "exiting music"
 
2004-06-19 03:41:44 PM  
Get back to me on this chick when she actually goes punk. When she gets her labia pierced with a piece of barbed wire and is sporting a 2000/day smack habit I might be able to fit her into the punk category. Until then, she's Britney Sneers.

GG Allin was punk, all punk rockers should try to emulate his lifestyle. With songs like Stink Finger Clit and Scars On My Body - Scabs On My Dick who can argue? GG Allin set a punk lifestyle standard none of these whiny posers will ever be able to touch. And what a showman, anyone who gets naked, sticks a banana up their arse, then eats it onstage gets my vote.

[image from thestranger.com too old to be available]
 
2004-06-19 03:42:27 PM  
weird things like Bjork and old Madonna stuff that I had never heard.

Oh, god. That does my heart good to hear Ester referred to as old.

/shiver goes up spine
 
2004-06-19 03:43:27 PM  
Punk was born when the first rebel decided to buck authority for what he or she at least thought was the right reason. Punk was merely given a name and an optional look in the 1970s.

Incidentally, who cares about this girl's music. Does she have any tits yet???

/actually a George Carlin line
 
2004-06-19 03:43:40 PM  
Oh, her. Next.
 
2004-06-19 03:44:08 PM  
Nice picture, uglysad.

Anyone else want to post any pictures of 15 year olds in provocative poses? You know, because it's appropriate and acceptable.
 
2004-06-19 03:44:26 PM  
Nice Lyrics. Hmmm. Don't want to go to school eh? Pretty punk, I mean, what kid actually likes school? No Billy Shakespeare eh? Nothing good about him at all. Nah, just read the newest Harry potter book you sniveling twat. And what the hell is the Lotsa money shiat? Show me a rich high school teacher and I will show you a man with 72 balls in his scrotum that, incidentally, glow in the dark whenever the latest 50 cent song plays.
 
2004-06-19 03:44:33 PM  
If I had somehow managed to develop a nice pair of breasts before I hit my "hate the world" angst at sixteen, I could be a rich has-been right about now. Damn you, mother nature.
 
2004-06-19 03:45:29 PM  
uglysad, is she sportin' wood in that pic?
 
2004-06-19 03:46:28 PM  
My manager got me listening to all this old music, like punk and Led Zeppelin

I'm just glad to hear they know of Zep in North North America, but if they spew Avril and now "Skye," it seems they have no shame.

Also, am I the only one who thinks punks are the biggest elitist snobs around? "Oh, she's not punk, I am. She knows nothing of the extensive training I've gone through."
 
2004-06-19 03:47:05 PM  
GWShenLong05: Brilliant!!

/golf claps and a cookie
 
2004-06-19 03:48:27 PM  
she might be.. thats what a quick google image search brought up
 
2004-06-19 03:48:57 PM  
As someone who plays in punk bands, I used to get really pissed when I saw people like Avril/Sum41/GC/Distillers on TV or anywhere. Now I realize that although pop music's trying to emulate something that I like to take at least somewhat seriously, these are, as someone else stated, passing fads. Hopefully in a few years all the teeny bopper girls will think punk rawk is like, so lame...

GG was good, but Darby Crash > GG

Darby Crash actually wrote good lyrics. Don't get me wrong, the Jabbers and Murder Junkies were good bands, and GG was an awesome showman, but Darby had the smarts behind the lifestyle.

Damnit, will someone gimme a beah?
 
2004-06-19 03:51:31 PM  
Pray04Mojo

Also, am I the only one who thinks punks are the biggest elitist snobs around? "Oh, she's not punk, I am. She knows nothing of the extensive training I've gone through."


You aren't. Punks arguing about punk is hilarious.

/mypunkrckisbetterthanyourpunkrock
 
2004-06-19 03:52:02 PM  
"I'm just glad to hear they know of Zep in North North America"

Yeah, but it wasn't until the early 90's. You know, after that new group The Beatles broke up.
 
2004-06-19 03:52:46 PM  
Are they getting younger and younger? Jesus. That's just creepy, looking at a 15 year old in a provacative pose.

/nabakov anyone?
 
2004-06-19 03:53:53 PM  
GG Allin sucked... anyone can attempt suicide and sodomize themselves on a stage, that doesn't make you a God.
 
2004-06-19 03:53:54 PM  
I apologize on behalf of my nation.
 
2004-06-19 03:54:26 PM  
bah you like it you sick-0
 
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