Bands With Cats – Gorgeous Geordie and Cheers Namaste Man Bun
– by Cheena Jean Normandin
Your band and role/instrument: Gorgeous Geordie. Mouthpiece.
What’s is your cat’s name? Geordie and Cheers Namaste Man Bun.
What’s your cat’s origin story?
This cat’s a street cat, you know what I mean? I found him out here, downtown near the Gastown neighborhood here in Vancouver. That’s why the long name, I wanted it to properly reflect the area I found him in. He doesn’t live with me, he roams the streets and alleys of the city and we just link up when we can. Hollered at him right quick to slide through for this interview. He’s a solid dude.
Who feeds your cat? What does is usually eat?
Let me tell you somethin’, this cat right here is a survivor, and survivors know how to feed themselves. I come through with the treats when I see CNMB cause I got his back. As long as he doesn’t let his pride get in the way. I know he’s a big fan of tuna. We both are, but as you know, even the hardest cats in the world sometimes gotta eat dog food just to keep their strength. Real talk.
What do you think your cat’s theme song is?
Probably “Fish” by Ghost, Rae & Donna. “We eat fish, toss salads and make rap ballads…” Eatin tuna, lickin’ butt holes and fuckin with the flow. All my people get down like that.
What is the most impressive thing that your cat has murdered?
Man, he’s always going on about killin’ rats. Always talkin mad shit whenever he’s nipped up, sayin’ some shit about rich kids that’re sellin’ drugs always the first ones to rat and shit, I don’t know what the fuck he’s talkin’ about, he’s crazy. I hope he just means the rodents in the harbor, killin’ human beings is pretty serious. I’m just out here tryin to love everybody. That’s why we connect so well I think, yin and yang type shit.
If your cat sees a GIANT spider. What is it’s course of action?
Spiders are cool, so CNMB and me we just let those spiders chill. Keep all the bitch ass bugs away.
Where is the last inconvenient place that your cat has fallen asleep?
CNMB never had it easy, he finds himself sleeping in the strangest of places. But he’s seen a lot of crazy shit though, no regrets he’s always sayin’. He knows my door’s always open and sometimes we’ll curl up and throw a little something on if it’s cold out. Hit ’em with some warm milk and throw on some Clockwork. Paint our eyelids and start breaking shit around the house if it starts gettin’ us too hyped.
If your cat threw a raging party, what are the staples on the playlist?
Depends on a lot of things. He’s a shorty pleaser, so he might set it off with something ambient and sexy to get everybody movin’ and feelin’ it. You know something for shorty AND shorty’s bf. a little bit of Clams Casino or something dark and sexy from Austra’s first album. But when it’s time to wild out, he mashin out with classic M.O.P. If the young kids are there he’s knockin’ out a little Travvy Scott or Waka to keep the place jumpin. He’s totally gonna feel it out regardless. Might even throw on some Neil, tell y’all to throw your lighters up if he’s feelin it.
If you wake up in a Freaky Friday situation with your feline, what’s the first course of action on its behalf?
Send one of my soldiers to make sure nobody dug up the rats.
Gorgeous Geordie X Guilty † Priest – “Mind Control”:
The next Gorgeous Geordie show is Aug. 4 at VIC42 Studio.