Todd Babiak, Journal Entertainment
(article thanks to mizz carrie)
Sunday, September 30, 2001
With: Static in Stereo and LiveonRelease
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Bif Naked is the coolest woman in the world. She is a rock 'n'd
roll singer, an actor, a skateboarder and a snowboarder, a BMX trickster, a
yoga devotee and a student of the deadly martial art Sun Hang Do. Not to
mention the tattoos.
"I am living the dream," she says on the phone from her home in Vancouver.
"No, actually, no. I couldn't have dreamt it."
is in Edmonton this weekend to support her latest album, Purge, a
blend of hard rock, punk and power ballads.
she is one of Canada's hottest acts, Naked is not caught up in rock
star braggadocio. "There's a misconception about getting famous," she said,
"that you're automatically a millionaire. If you're in the arts and you're
successful, it means you're paying the rent and feeding the dogs."
dogs, Nicholas and Anastasia, are fed regularly. They are only two
of her small friends. MuchMusic's Ed the Sock is another Naked playmate. "I
always lick Ed. My mother just gets horrified when I lick him, but I can't
help it. You know, he's this phallic guy and I like to worship the lingam."
tonight she rocks out at an all-ages show at Red's. Last night's
concert at the same venue was an over-18 event, sponsored by a local
fraternity. She didn't know about the fraternity connection.
Oh good," she said. "I love college boys. When I go back to
university, I'm gonna need help with organic chemistry. So if any college
boys want to help me, that would be great. Keeping in mind that I worship
enough about the lingam. Is her Kung Fu the best? "I just got
into martial arts a few years ago," she said. Her manager is a black belt,
so she said it all came to her by osmosis.
need to be crouching tiger, hidden Biffy, but every female in North
American society should be able to break a grip."
her toughness, when I mention that a slow song on Purge called
Stolen Sidewalk has been popular at junior high school dances in Edmonton,
she says, "Aaaw, why? That's such a sad song. I can't think of that song
sensitive, artistic, sexually provocative around socks. Even modest.
Are there any flaws in Bif Naked whatsoever?
I hit my head with nunchuks," she said. "It really makes a ping