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Dusty from Kill Matilda and Spider

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Bands with Cats- Dusty from Kill Matilda and Spider

– by Cheena Jean Normandin

Name and instrument: We are Kill Matilda, my name is Dusty and I am the lead singer/guitarist.

What’s is your cat’s name? Spider

What’s Spider’s origin story?

Spider was born on the stroke of midnight on the night of a new moon. She burst forth from her mother cat’s womb like a beast of Hades, resplendent with a full set of fangs and claws. Then she put on her cutest kitty face when I came to adopt her and her sister, Killer, who later went on to live with an ex-boyfriend. The two cats still occasionally Skype, though, to keep in touch. Spider and I have a love/hate relationship – I love her, she hates me.

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Who feeds Spider and what does she normally eat?

Since we are almost constantly on tour right now, my cat is being cared for my by lovely brother and his girlfriend. We tried to take her on tour once with us and she really didn’t like it so she’s happier being babysat. So in answer to your first question… my brother feeds her!

She normally eats the souls of the damned and the flesh of sinners, but she started getting this allergic reaction where she would lick out all the fur on her butt, so we switched her to Orijens Cat Food and only diet damned souls.

What do you think Spider’s theme song is?

“These Boots Were Made For Walking”.

What is the most impressive thing that Spider has murdered?

My love of cats, mostly. JUST KIDDING. She is a handful though, and very surly.

If Spider sees a GIANT spider, what is her course of action?

Maim, kill, destroy, sleep.

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Where is the last inconvenient place that Spider has fallen asleep? 

She likes to sleep where the other cat that my brother has wants to sleep. Wherever Baby (the other cat) tries to relax, Spider will bully her way in. She’s definitely the alpha of the two.

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If your cat threw a raging party, what are the staples on the playlist?

Definitely something dark and moody – some NIN, some Skinny Puppy, and definitely Bauhaus.

If you wake up in a Freaky Friday situation with your feline – what’s the first course of action on its behalf?

I don’t even want to imagine the evils and the horrors my cat could unleash in human form. I am sure she would immediately begin rampaging, raping and pillaging, or at least beating people up, probably starting with every veterinarian she ever had to go to.

Kill Matilda are currently kicking ass on tour, and will be back in Vancouver to play 333 for their New Year’s party.

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