alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals

Flyer on the Web Post yours here
See more flyers here

Fresh Friday's
Fresh Friday's
12.19.2014
FREE SHOW @ SISTER
FREE SHOW @ SISTER
12.20.2014
Holy Shit! Art show
Holy Shit! Art show
12.20.2014
Holy Shit! Art show
Holy Shit! Art show
12.20.2014
LowLife Happy Hour
LowLife Happy Hour
12.26.2014
Dj Ntox "In The Mix"
Dj Ntox "In The Mix"
12.27.2014
 



 
 V.15 No.5 | February 2 - 8, 2006 

Spotlight

AC/DC Fighting with Motörhead while Lynyrd Skynyrd Watches

A romantic interview with Nashville Pussy

“Are you ready fer lovin’ ...   Nashville  -style?”
“Are you ready fer lovin’ ... Nashville -style?”

For a decade, Nashville Pussy, with their short, catchy songs, heavy and plentiful guitars and clever lyrics, has been rocking trailers in tri-state areas all over the country. I spoke with 50 percent of the band last week (husband-and-wife team, guitarist and vocalist Blaine Cartwright and lead guitarist Ruyter Suys). The sexier of the two (Ruyter) answered these questions.

I read that you guys came to have the titillating Nashville Pussy title from a Ted Nugent song.

Yeah, the reference comes right from Double Live Gonzo. He's got a song called "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang," and he says, "this here's a little love song that goes with all that Nashville pussy." The song was recorded live in Nashville, so I think he was probably dedicating it to the night before. It was one of those songs that when I was a kid, when your parents weren't home you play it just to hear someone say "pussy." But only about maybe one percent of the people that hear it know what we're talking about, and otherwise it's just the coolest name for a band in the world.

Have you ever been contacted by the city of Nashville about it?

No, but we lived there for years, so we had the inside track on the many meanings of Nashville Pussy, to say the least.

How did you guys come to form this band?

We were living in Nashville at the time, and the music was so fucking boring. There's lots of really cool country music and other types of music, but basically there was no rock bands at the time. We were living in a rock 'n' roll vacuum, were desperate for music, so finally we decided that nobody else was going to do it and we had to make our own entertainment. We started Nashville Pussy out of boredom. We went and saw as much music as we possibly could, but there was absolutely no exciting hard rock and definitely no chicks playing guitar anywhere.

What was it like being nominated for a Grammy?

It was kind of like going to your parent's wedding party or something, it was kind of uptight; it was not nearly as entertaining as we thought it was going to be. And we were the only people there that actually dressed like we were in a band; it was really strange.

How to set the mood for trailer lovemaking, according to Blaine Cartwright.

I'm married to my guitar player, and I'm one of those lucky guys who doesn't have to set the mood: We both get pretty much equal urges. But if I really tried, I'd put on Al Green or something like that, some cool R&B or soul music, James Brown, something kind of funky. And alcohol always helps. Anything that works! Every girl's different, man. I dated a girl one time who totally set the mood, lighting incense and stuff like that, and it just wasn't for me. Flowers, I'm late learning, that no matter who it's for, are good. The basics. Don't be afraid to spend some money, but a few nice words and flowers go pretty far.

Nashville Pussy will play with Honkey at the Launchpad on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the 21-and-over crowd. Get your $12 tickets at Natural Sound or www.virtuous.com, or buy them at the door for $15.


Today's Events

Sean Costanza at Blackbird Buvette

Sean Constanza
Courtesy of artist

Elena Trujillo at Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn

Train Conductor • psychedelic • Bone Forest at Blackbird Buvette

More Recommented Events ››
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!

 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
DOUBLE FEATURE @THE GUILD
DOUBLE FEATURE @THE GUILD1.16.2015