Despite the best efforts of Green Day, Blink-182, and Simple Plan, punk as it was originally envisioned isn’t dead after all. Not to make light of a tragedy, but Hamilton’s Danielle Delottinville is living proof of that.
Remember how, back in the good old days, punk rockers were expected to be role models for misunderstood sociopaths? You had Sid Vicious stabbing his girlfriend to death and then overdosing before he ever went to trial. GG Allin rolling around naked in his own shit on-stage, and then physically attacking his audience. Death Sentence’s Pete Cleaver stapling his own nuts to a park bench.
Amazingly, Delottinville, singer for Hamilton’s Pantychrist, has just outdone all those icons one better in the notoriety department. According to the Hamilton Spectator, the 28-year-old frontwoman has been arrested and charged for the December 19 murder of Jessie Kovacs.
Kovacs, a 55-year-old retired antique dealer, was found dead on December 22 at his Hamilton apartment with his hands taped behind his back. Police have also arrested two men in connection with the incident, which they have described as a robbery that went wrong.
Here’s Pantychrist doing the delicately titled number “The Cunt Song”.