Saturday, August 27, 2005
Don't Forget To Bring Your Death Certificate...
I've been spreading the word about the upcoming Castration Squad reunion show, taking place this coming Friday, September 2nd in Hollywood. Click on the Date With Jack flyer above for more details. That's Tiffany in the limo with her favorite dead boyfriend.
I was reminded by Dinah Cancer at our last rehearsal that Shannon used to get angry with the rest of us girls if we broke character onstage and laughed or smiled. Shannon took Castration Squad very seriously and so we were not allowed to smile or laugh in publicity photos or onstage. This became even more difficult when Shannon decided to add a cover version of "Cruella DeVille" to our live set. During rehearsal, when she got to the line "at first you think Cruella is a devil..." we made little devil horns over our head with our fingers, which elicited some snickering behind Shannon's back. Shannon was not amused and lectured us about remaining serious onstage. But she usually ended up laughing with the rest of us as soon as we got offstage.
Dinah recalls that the reason we formed the Cambridge Apostles was in direct response to Shannon's refusal to allow us to play music with a more upbeat, pop feel. Tiffany and I switched instruments when we formed the Cambridge Apostles and she took over on bass guitar.
If you ever wanted to see Castration Squad live, this may very well be your one and only opportunity. The lineup will feature Dinah on vocals, Tiffany Kennedy on bass, Tracy Lea on guitar, Lisafer on drums and me on keyboards. We are keeping our fingers crossed for some special guests who we can't announce ahead of time. We're opening the show at 9pm, so don't be late and don't forget to bring your death certificate!