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CFMU Spotlight: Can you define Punk? Can anyone?

WORDPRESSTaliaCFMUSpotlight.pngIf you have a hard time defining punk, I don’t blame you. As said so perfectly by Billy Joel Armstrong; “A guy walks up to me and asks ‘What’s Punk?’ So I kick over a garbage can and say ‘That’s punk!’ So he kicks over a garbage can and says ‘That’s punk?’ and I say ‘No, that’s trendy!’” Not only is Punk about doing your own thing, it has an abrasiveness to it.

According to Talia of Punkfix, ‘Punk’ is a complete disregard of hygiene, melody and social norms. Talia is a fan of punk music and she particularly enjoys the sub-genres of riot grrrl and queercore. Listening to her show will allow you to become more familiar with songs and bands in the genre and develop a true appreciation for the world of Punk and its evolution. “It’s weird and different and unlike your regular blend of pop music.”

Talia’s biggest inspiration comes from The Raincoats, a feminist post-punk band formed in the 1980s. She accidentally stumbled across them when searching for a different band. Their cover of the song “Lola” hooked her, and this became a defining moment in her life.

Punkfix will air until the last week of December before Talia begins her semester abroad in Denmark. Wish her Luck! Until then tune into her show and connect through the on-air chat, she loves to chat with listeners just like you. She also takes song requests!

Punkfix is a weekly hour-long segment with host Talia Jacob that can be heard on Sundays at 9pm.

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CFMU Spotlight highlights the incredible programming bi-weekly to showcase the amazing content that show hosts develop to share on the radio.


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