Andy R.

Flin Flon, Manitoba

Red River Heritage Fair

That's My Generation

That's My Generation is about punk culture in Canada. This includes the fashions, music, expressions, and ideologies. It is also about how it is represented in Canada now, as well as before.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned about punk culture in Canada is how big it was, and still is. You don't see it as much now, but it is still there. We have so many great punk bands, venues, and record labels here in Canada.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

An important lesson that I have learned is that I should express myself how I want to and not follow society's standards. That is what punk culture is about. I also learned that you shouldn't judge a book by the cover because punk culture is so much more than just crazy hair and rebelling against things.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I consider myself part of the punk community, so it is really interesting to compare how I act and dress compared to how they did in the late 70's and early 80's. There are a lot of similarities and a lot of differences. Sure, how they dress has changed, as well as what is considered punk rock music, but the ideas of punk culture have stayed the same. I was able to connect to the people my project is about really well for that reason.