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Danika from Kubla Khan and Luci

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Bands With Cats- Danika & Luci

– by Cheena Jean Normandin

Your band(s) and role: My name is Danika, I play keyboard and synth in the band Kubla Khan.

What’s is your cat’s name?

Luci, short for Lucifero (Lucifer in Italian). Luci lives with me and bandmate Thomas in our small East Van apartment.

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What is Luci’s origin story?

I got Luci from a family friend in Point Roberts whose cat had a litter of kittens. My friend and I drove down to Point Roberts and drove back with her meowing in the back seat. I think the border crossing guard was a bit surprised how a visit to a friend resulted in a kitty in the back of our car!

What does Luci like to mow?

I feed her once a day in the morning before I leave for work. She eats some real fancy cat food and also enjoys yogurt, canned tuna and salmon on the side.

What do you think Luci’s theme song is?

“Queen Bitch” by David Bowie:

What is the most impressive thing that Luci has murdered?

Our vintage armchair that she claimed as her own personal scratching post. Also our plants, which she seems to think are midnight snacks.

If Luci sees a GIANT spider, what is the course of action?

Stare, then pounce!

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

One time she somehow managed to fall asleep in the drawer below our bed without us realizing it. We couldn’t find her anywhere and thought she had escaped out the window!

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

“Vicious” by Lou Reed, “Sunny Afternoon” by The Kinks and “The Crunge” by Led Zeppelin. She’s a rock n roll kitty!

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If you wake up in a Freaky Friday situation with your feline- what’s the first course of action on it’s behalf? On yours?

She would probably skip out on work, raid our canned tuna supply and gather all of our blankets and pillows to build the ultimate napping spot. I would roll around in some catnip, find a spot in the sun and have an afternoon long nap.

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Vancouver band Kubla Khan.

Kubla Khan plays an EP release show at Pat’s Pub on Sat. June 11 with The Furniture and Wannanawanna.

RSVP here!

Check out their music here! 

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