Punk band with Down Syndrome

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Limo Wreck, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Staff Member

    Reputations:
    104,440
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,874
    Likes Received:
    19,277
    Stern related because they play better and have cooler guitars.


    Punk band with Down Syndrome looks to raise awareness in Eurovision Song Contest

    [​IMG]

    A punk band from Finland is looking to make this year’s Eurovision Song Contest a little more interesting.

    PKN (Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat) is a four-piece punk band whose members all have Down Syndrome—some are also autistic. They’ve been playing together for the last six years and were the centerpiece of a 2009 documentary called “The Punk Syndrome,” which explored the band as a vehicle for self-expression and raising awareness about Down Syndrome.

    The band formed in a charity workshop for adults with intellectual disabilities, and The Independent reports that this year they’re hoping to bring more awareness to their cause by competing in the Eurovision Song Contest.

    Eurovision is kind of like the Olympics for pop songs, but only in Europe. Also like the Olympics, none of the winners are people you’d hear about in regular life—the only Eurovision champs you’d probably recognize since the event’s founding in 1956 are Celine Dion and ABBA.

    So suffice it to say that a Finnish punk band with Down Syndrome will be a break from the norm. PKN winning Eurovision would be about the only thing that would make the contest really noteworthy on a global level.

    The Independent notes the song they plan to submit is “Aina Mun Pitaa,” which translates to “I Always Have To.” Take a listen:





    The contest winner will be announced in Vienna, Austria—this year’s Eurovision host country—on May 23rd. Before getting to the finals PKN will have to beat out 17 other Finnish bands to represent their country at Eurovision.

    But judging the career arcs of past years’ winners, these guys have already won just by raising the awareness that they have so far.




    They are also funnier than the wig..
     
  2. Big Bad Booey

    Big Bad Booey Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    18,525
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,474
    Likes Received:
    4,280
    With the new hit song - Potato.
     
  3. joemama

    joemama Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    87,965
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    3,321
    Likes Received:
    9,008
    Their sound is just retarded
     
  4. kinneyjames

    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    25,588
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    5,888
    It was more listenable than 90% of the crap that passes for popular music these days! It least it had chord changes, real instrumentation, a hook, and a bridge.
     
  5. playitagainfred

    playitagainfred Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    27,224
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,957
    Likes Received:
    5,782
    dawsome dotally dawsome!
     
  6. WillyBest

    WillyBest Achiever Gold

    Reputations:
    258,030
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    24,981
    Likes Received:
    24,618
    System of a Downs! :cwl:
     
    Ingens, Scott, FishySausage and 21 others like this.
  7. greyt

    greyt Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11,008
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,051
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    I don't mind it but I have a lot of patience for shitty retarded punk rock.

    good for them
     
  8. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Staff Member

    Reputations:
    104,440
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,874
    Likes Received:
    19,277
    pedicurist, pedicurist, pedicurist
    FUCK YOU!
    no one understands me, im always forced
    to hang out with that asshole
    and go to the PEDICURIST
    those fucking pedicurist
    they are all fucking cunts
    they just treat your feet
    but no one understands

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    Whats he saying Robin?
     
  9. killallposers

    killallposers VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    155,891
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    13,764
    Likes Received:
    22,178
    Music sounds good, but I can't understand a fucking thing these retards are saying.

    Very cool.
     
  10. Quite Frankly

    Quite Frankly Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    9,750
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    4,018
    Likes Received:
    2,318
    Gary and The Conquerers
     
    LaserT, kingship and Stag like this.
  11. Queefinout

    Queefinout Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -8,104
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    466
    [​IMG]
     
    kingship and Blur like this.
  12. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

    Reputations:
    372,772
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    137,113
    Likes Received:
    63,779
  13. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Staff Member

    Reputations:
    104,440
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,874
    Likes Received:
    19,277
    :wtf:
     
  14. Stag

    Stag Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    28,416
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes Received:
    5,577
    Yes, they are artistic.
     
  15. idiotbox

    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter.

    Reputations:
    79,405
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    17,354
    Likes Received:
    13,803
    most punk bands sound retarded.
     
    Ingens, BethsZygote and King Chris like this.
  16. SomerSky

    SomerSky Obsessed with what I hate Banned User

    Reputations:
    607,495
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    9,783
    Likes Received:
    40,052
    I think you've said it all.
    Dead thread.
     
    WillyBest likes this.
  17. AmishGirl

    AmishGirl Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    150,363
    Joined:
    May 12, 2012
    Messages:
    24,622
    Likes Received:
    21,185
    How's their news? :ucoffee:
     
    Dan, LawyerLarry, Blur and 2 others like this.
  18. joe361

    joe361 Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    198,777
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    5,065
    Likes Received:
    4,846
    Seriously good for them but these postings are funny as hell. System of the Downs.:backlol2:
     
  19. joe361

    joe361 Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    198,777
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    5,065
    Likes Received:
    4,846
    Don't they know you never go full retard.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

    Reputations:
    -180,731
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    29,469
    Likes Received:
    135,369
    Las Vegas, Jennifer Halloway!
     
    AmishGirl likes this.