Punk in the New Age means something completely different than it used to. Punk spirit expresses itself from an energy, a sort of visceral expression, lifted from the edge of our skin. Nowdays punk doesn't mean punk anymore. Musicians and artists are giving their talents and energy away for free in trade for a pair of shoes. Empowerment is something internal and deep. I created Lightning to deal with this new world view and it has really worked in terms of discussing those issues. From self empowerment springs energy.