Archive for August, 2010
Feral Cell played at the Dakota for Tara and Andrew’s going away party on Tuesday night. We’ll miss you Tara and Andrew!
This was supposed to be our only show, but we may play a few more select dates because
A. We’ve had fun at every practice
B. We got a really good response from our friends who saw us on Tuesday night
C. Kate’s a great punk singer
I’ve spent the past 3 days (and will spend the next 4 days) working out in a warehouse in Mississauga assembling lighting rigs for the upcoming Jay-Z / Eminem shows in New York and Detroit.
Feral Cell play our one and only show tonight at the Dakota Tavern. The line-up from left to right in the photo is Sean Dean playing bass, Kate Boothman on vocals, I’m playing rhythm guitar, Steve Sidoli is playing drums, and Ian Blurton is playing guitar.
We’re playing covers by VKTMS, the Misfits, the Headcoatees, and the Go-Gos. You can download the originals here.
Nyles and I went gangbusters on the live-room in our studio this week. We took down the wood paneling that was on the ceiling, filled it with Safe ‘n’ Sound insulation, covered it with a vapor barrier and have started putting up drywall. We took out a wall, moved the doorway, and insulated under the stairs. We tested the our sound-proofing job with a snare drum. It was audible on the main floor, but in the upstairs bedrooms it was almost silent. Quiet enough I could sleep through it.
We’ll finish up next week, and have our first recording session, 2 songs with the City Sweethearts, booked for Tuesday, August 31st.
I’ve started doing sound at the Shop under Parts & Labour. Last night was the Radical Smashers, Pony De Look and the Sphinxs! It’s fun working at shows I’d go to anyways.
I really like this new Katy Perry song and video, Teenage Dream. It’s my favorite song of the summer.
Maybe I’m crazy, but knowing Ms Perry is from an Evangelical Christian background similar to what I was raised in, I imagine the lyrics being sung from the perspective of one of the kids in the movie Footloose. As a whole the lyrics are really sexually positive. Very love and life affirming, in direct contrast to Christian hate groups like Focus On the Family.
Before you met me, I wasn’t right
But things were kinda heavy, you brought me to life
Now every February, you’ll be my Valentine.
Lets go all the way tonight
We can dance until we die
You and I
Will be young forever
You make me
Feel like I’m living a Teenage Dream
The way you turn me on
I can’t sleep
Lets run away
And don’t ever look back
As an example of what I’m referring to, below is some of the sex-ed my parents presented me with when I was a pre-teen; lies from a serial killing rapist in his last interview hours before he was executed. The message repeatedly hammered into me at home was that if I was gay, looked at porn, masturbated, had lustful thoughts, or had sex before I was married, there’s a good chance this might be me in the future:
Somehow, I think the kids will be better off listening to Katy.