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Avril Lavigne Virus
January 9, 2003 3:10 PM   Subscribe

The latest fad. You know you're really famous when there is a virus named after you. Avril lavigne gets digital punk.
posted by mary8nne (35 comments total)

 
Ok, I had to google that name to figure out who it was. And when I did that, much to my chagrin, I unfortunately found out, and was as such subjected to a song of such lacking in both talent and thought that my mind will explode soon.
posted by benjh at 3:14 PM on January 9, 2003


someone ought to slap that girl with a skateboard. and avril, too.
posted by quonsar at 3:18 PM on January 9, 2003


>Avril lavigne gets digital punk

You mean she's going out with Ferry Corsten? Wow... :-)
posted by shepd at 3:18 PM on January 9, 2003


I'd just like to point out that Avril Lavigne is an anagram for viral leaving, as well as living larvae, vanilla giver, and vaginal liver.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:19 PM on January 9, 2003


I'd hate to see a bad case of vaginal liver.
posted by Witty at 3:24 PM on January 9, 2003


Avril lavigne gets digital punk

That's a magnificent tagline for a kickass Avril fan site.

Do any of you guys remember her Leno appearance, the way she did these little jumps while singing "promise me I'm never gonna find you fake it / no no no"? That was cute as hell, wasn't it?


vaginal liver

Philip Roth readers unfortunately know what you mean

benjh,
do you mean that you weren't even aware of her _existence_?
posted by matteo at 3:27 PM on January 9, 2003


Please tell me you didn't just called Avril Lavigne punk. That just wrong on too many levels.
posted by SweetJesus at 3:32 PM on January 9, 2003


Please tell me you didn't just called Avril Lavigne punk. That just wrong on too many levels.

Maybe you didn’t notice, but she spells skater with an 8. Apologize now.
posted by Gary at 3:39 PM on January 9, 2003


/me glances up at the four Lavigne tickets on his shelf, for her gig in London on his birthday.

/me smiles, realising how much fun he's going to have watching an 18 year old Canadian girl bop around on stage.

/me smiles more, knowing that he'll be selling two of the tickets on eBay in March, and reaping in at least a 300% profit.
posted by armoured-ant at 3:42 PM on January 9, 2003


I will admit it. I had no idea who this was either. But after I googled her name, I figured out that I do know that impossibly annoying song "complicated," --
does that count?

And what the hell is digital punk? I'm so lost.

I do know, however, what vaginal liver is.
posted by bradth27 at 3:46 PM on January 9, 2003


punk, no

cute? hell yeah. she should start wearing pink and singing upbeat house tunes, or maybe some fluffy 60s style pop. that would be so freaking cute! she could replace her drummer with a bunny rabbit! boy, that would be cute!
posted by fuq at 3:46 PM on January 9, 2003


...watching an 18 year old Canadian girl bop ...

but how can she be doing anything remotely bop-like with that ever-present scowl of put-on angst?
i mean, the poor little beast looks like she's ever suffering the pangs of some chronic constipatory disorder.
posted by grabbingsand at 3:50 PM on January 9, 2003


...the poor little beast looks like she's ever suffering the pangs of some chronic constipatory disorder.

Aren't we all?
posted by armoured-ant at 3:52 PM on January 9, 2003


Anyone else hear her fifteen-minutes clock ticking? I give her three years max before she gives up and goes back to being April Levine.
posted by swerve at 4:12 PM on January 9, 2003


she could replace her drummer with a bunny rabbit! boy, that would be cute!

only if said bunny rabbit drummer would strangely be able to balance the whole drum kit on his head at any given moment
posted by matteo at 4:13 PM on January 9, 2003


If that happened, and people photographed it, I would feel sad for the drummer when he died.
posted by jonson at 4:17 PM on January 9, 2003


Swerve,

FWIW, her name is one of the only authentic things about her. Avril is the French version of April....and Lavigne is a common French surname, up here north of the 49th anyway.

Course, she sucks, just like most corporate creations. Like she writes her own songs...sure she does. Just like another of our abominations, Alanis.

I was told by someone in the industry, who would know, that Alanis didn't write word one of her first record. Pure Glen Ballard. Same goes for poor, young Avril...'cept not Ballard this time.

Actually, to be honest, I think the world should be pissed at Canada for all the crap music we have unleashed, going back to Loverboy, including that gawd-awful Celine, Brian Adams, Alanis, Avril...the list goes on. The only good stuff I have heard in ages is Rufus Wainwright and Sarah Harmer...

Enough ranting.
posted by Richat at 4:38 PM on January 9, 2003


Avril Lavigne? Canadian? [I wouldn't know since I haven't tuned into a pop radio station for a few years]

Now, see, that's why I hate these guys, why I REALLY hate these guys, and why I want to throttle these guys.

Of course, I'm not allowed to hate, so I rescind my hatred of these groups, and instead return with bitter disgust.
posted by shepd at 4:38 PM on January 9, 2003


Canada is responsible for Godspeed You Black Emperor, a nine-piece band that combines classical/orchestral music with post-punk themes and instruments. The results are stunningly beautiful 20-minute often wordless compositions - when their are words it's usually spoken word by random people on the street.

Expanding out a bit more, GYBE is the most popular project of the Hotel2Tango community which I'm sure hama7 would describe as a 'bunch of dirty hippies' responsible for some incredibly interesting bands. Set Fire To Flames is a personal favorite.

So there you go - there is redemption for Canada, you just won't find it on the radio is all.
posted by Ryvar at 6:02 PM on January 9, 2003


there, not their. Darnit all to heck.
posted by Ryvar at 6:02 PM on January 9, 2003


I really want to bitch about Avril Lavigne, but I just did that in a thread the other day, so I don't want to be redundant, but she's so damned irritating I just can't control myself.
posted by Fabulon7 at 6:18 PM on January 9, 2003


I can't find it on the site, but the NYtimes had an article about her. Apparently when she got her record deal, she had said she was punk like Blink 182. They asked her about older influences, like the Sex Pistols, and she had no idea who they were.
posted by GriffX at 6:24 PM on January 9, 2003


Pfeh. The Sex Pistols weren't punk. At least, not in the way that Delicious Lavigne is punk :P

Mmmm. Lavigne.
posted by armoured-ant at 6:29 PM on January 9, 2003


Canada also has given us Hayden, my (our?) generation's folk genius, which balances out any badness they could have given us over the past 15,000 years. Not to mention these hosers.
posted by afx114 at 6:49 PM on January 9, 2003


I'd just like to point out that Avril Lavigne is an anagram for viral leaving, as well as living larvae, vanilla giver, and vaginal liver.

Don't forget virginal veal!
posted by jonp72 at 7:39 PM on January 9, 2003


They asked her about older influences, like the Sex Pistols, and she had no idea who they were.

Doesn't know who David Bowie is either, not that he's a punk or anything. Still funny. Corporate poseur.
posted by bobo123 at 8:03 PM on January 9, 2003


Ryvar-- before I attempt to get into Set Fire to Flames, can you assure me that they're still around and touring and whatnot? I'm damn fucking sick of getting into bands seemingly a week after the drummer or bassist leaves and they part ways. I dig GYBE (I'll probably see them in Feb.) but I just want to know if it's worth my time.

Um, yeah, Avril....she's, um, punk rawk, right?

yeah.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:28 PM on January 9, 2003


Did you hear about the Britney Spears virus? It smokes your data and reproduces, even though it claims not to.
posted by gsteff at 11:10 PM on January 9, 2003


Doesn't know who David Bowie is either, not that he's a punk or anything. Still funny. Corporate poseur.

Unstable terrain there, Bobo. Doesn't say she didn't know who he was... just mispronounced his name.

"Bowie" (as in "Mathowie") is a common (mis)pronunciation of the real Aladdin Sane's name, at least on the Eastern Atlantic. And besides. She's hot.
posted by armoured-ant at 2:53 PM on January 10, 2003


"Bowie" (as in "Mathowie") is a common (mis)pronunciation of the real Aladdin Sane's name

I thought possibly she was under the influence of the Young One's episode "Nasty" where Neil says "Oh really? I thought you were Australian, like David Bowie!" [mispronounced in a similar way- sort of "bow-" (as in wow) eeeee]
posted by m@ at 3:08 PM on January 10, 2003


Seems like a great place to repost this.
posted by blue_beetle at 3:19 PM on January 10, 2003


I wrote a brief satirical piece about the whole virus-as-indication-of-popularity thing here.

Oh, and Avril Lavigne is also an anagram for Valve Railing, Vinegar Villa, and Grave Villain.
posted by mmoncur at 3:31 PM on January 10, 2003


Her record company or management probably have a nice little computer room with virus writers toiling away on the next designer virus.
posted by mkelley at 5:40 PM on January 10, 2003


I can't find it on the site, but the NYtimes had an article about her. Apparently when she got her record deal, she had said she was punk like Blink 182. They asked her about older influences, like the Sex Pistols, and she had no idea who they were.

I believe you're thinking of Amanda Latona. <Amanda Latona>Yay!</Amanda Latona>
posted by snarkout at 7:25 PM on January 10, 2003


In Canada’s defense, you already believed that Alanis was alternative and Nelly Furtado was hip-hop. Now we’re just trying to see what we can get away with.
posted by Gary at 8:32 PM on January 10, 2003


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