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- Posted on Apr 25th 2007 2:00PM by Bekah Zietz
'Sound System,' Operation Ivy
From 1990's 'Energy'
Growing up is a bitch. It's that simple. Especially when you're 13 and trying to throw fists at the establishment (aka your parents, your teachers, your authorities). Through it all, though -- the daily trips to the Principal's office and the persistent yelling matches with my parents -- there was Operation Ivy. 'Sound System' was more than just a song for me. It became a sort of personal mantra.
So what if society was going to keep calling me a "freak" for wearing black lipstick, baggy jeans and Dr. Martens with pink laces? As long as I had Operation Ivy to remind me that "Sound system gonna bring me back up/One thing that I can depend on," I was ready to take on the world ... and throw an elbow or two while I was at it!
Bekah Zietz is the Label Manager for Suicide Squeeze Records. She once flew from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Russia, where the seats fell forward when the plane landed.
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