Posted: Feb 8, 2006 5:56 pm
This is a nice string. I'm trying to remember how I ended up on the Goner Board. I'm not sure but suffice to say it is my alternative to MySpace, which I'm prohibited from at work.
I live in Columbus Ohio and have for most of my life. I've travelled fairly extensively; NYC, SF, LA, Seattle, PDX, Memphis, Atlanta, Toronto, DC, Chicago.
I am married to Dana Hatch of Cheater Slicks and we have a little girl named Violet.
I've always loved rock and roll. I listened to my brother's albums on a turntable when I was a little girl- Beatles, Led Zep et al is what I cut my teeth on... Got into the Columbus rock scene from about 17 on- hung out w/ Painful Discharge, Gibson Bros, Gaunt, Pica Huss, the New Bomb Turks, Monster Truck 5 etc... Checked out national acts, put bands up in our apartments whenever we could... saw the Cheater Slicks on the Fireworks tour before I'd ever met them. (My friend Emily and I used to listen to Destination Lonely and Don't Like You in her apartment and talk about how 'sensitive' they seemed!)
My brother always played guitar, and my first "singing gig" was doing falsetto AC/DC covers with him and a few other guys. In '91-'92 I was in an all girl punk rock band called the Lovin' Mouthful; in '04 we re-formed with a new drummer under the name Local Hero but we only played 2 gigs, then I got pregnant and everything kinda fell by the wayside. We are going to start practicing this weekend with our 3rd drummer but the name isn't decided upon yet. Figure let's learn some songs first! We already have a gig in May at Surly Girl with Shell Shag. (Jen from Shell Shag was the drummer in the Lovin' Mouthful; when she moved to SF we broke up.) I am still convinced if the LM had stayed together, we could have made it big! We had something really special...
My big brag about the Lovin' Mouthful in hindsight is when Dana and I first started going out, I had a video of some of our live shows, and I was going to show it to him, Gene Mullett, Mick Collins, and I think Tom and Dave Shannon were there- at Gene's house one day (when Dana still lived with him.) Dana had never seen the video and tried to discourage me because he thought they'd all eat me alive or tear it up or something. But they didn't. They were all floored, flabberghasted, their jaws dropped. They couldn't believe it- they loved it. (What is flattering about this to me now is knowing how much it takes to impress this cowd, particularly the Slicks!) (Tom I hope you don't mind me telling this story!) --Also Jerry Wick formerly of Gaunt (RIP) once told me he thought I was a better songwriter than Marcy Mays of Scrawl, who was one of my idols in my formative punk rock grrrl years, so to me that was a high compliment. Dana also commented on the fact that our videos were filmed around the same time the Slicks were playing in Boston, and here, we had packed clubs full of enthusiastic fans for the Lovin Mouthful, and the video of them in Boston, from the back of the room, shows everybody in the audience leaving! (Hence their move to Columbus later on!) One of the ironies of life.