[TypicalGirls] Poly Styrene Black Christmas single and Twitter account

Stella Pace stellapace7 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 00:56:18 EST 2010

YeP, Poly Styrene's Daughter Celeste is fucking amazing!
here's some info on her daughter on a facebook page

love & anarchy

On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM, <HunnyPi007 at aol.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the tip, Larry-bob! Nice to hear Poly Styrene singing again. Not
> all the excited by the song, but I'll give it some more listens and check
> out her Youth-produced album., "Generation Indigo," that she has coming out
> in March.
> Yes, Poly was a Hare Krishna follower for a while. Dunno about now. FWIW,
> she also put out "a New Age solo album" in 2004. But, yeah, Aileen, that
> video is a bit of a mishmash. It's intent could definitely be clearer and
> the video could lose many edits--seems like a not very sophisticated 80s
> video...
> Just learned this from Wikipedia about Polly:
> "As a teenager, she was something of a 'barefoot hippie'. At age 15, she
> ran away from home with just £3 in her pocket, and hitchhiked from one music
> festival to another, staying at hippie crash pads. She thought of this as a
> challenge to survive. The adventure ended when, possibly hallucinating, she
> stepped on a rusty nail while bathing naked in a stream and had to be
> treated for septicaemia.
> "In 1978, after a gig in Doncaster, Poly had a vision of a pink light in
> the sky and felt objects crackling when she touched them. Thinking she was
> hallucinating, her mother took her to the hospital where Poly was
> misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, sectioned, and told she would never work
> again. Although she missed playing at the time, in hindsight, Poly feels
> that getting out of the public eye was good for her. She was eventually
> diagnosed with bipolar disorder"
> Wikipedia also informs that:
> "Black Christmas features, and was written in collaboration with Poly's
> daughter, Celeste and was inspired by the Killing spree in Los Angeles
> instigated by a man dressed as Santa Claus."
> And also that: "Styrene's daughter Celeste Bell - Dos Santos is the
> frontwoman for the music group Debutant Disco based in Madrid, Spain."--Has
> anyone here heard DD?
> Additionally: "In March 2009, Styrene took part in the inaugural Instigate
> Debate night. The night's theme was modern day consumerism." Perhaps her
> stance on consumerism  informs her new video.
> Typically,
> Lydia
> On Nov 18, 2010, at 7:33 PM, Aileen Brophy wrote:
> > Nice!  Just curious, does anyone know if Poly is a Christian?  (I think
> she was a Hare Krishna at one point, so definitely a spiritual seeker of
> some sort.)  Just wondering because the video  has some pretty heavy
> crucifixion imagery (
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ML0cD0REC4Y#!) and
> I can't really tell if it's pro- or anti- (or maybe it's neither!)
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Larry-bob Roberts <larrybob at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I found out Poly Styrene has a Twitter account, and has a free
> > download called "Black Christmas"
> >
> > http://twitter.com/poly_styrene
> > http://www.poly-styrene.com/
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