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Miss Guy: I just don’t have any interest in
doing it anymore unless I was opening for Kiss or
Liberation: I heard that you working
on a solo project with Boy George and are going to
have Amanda LePore doing backing vocals?
Miss Guy: I actually found something I’d like
Amanda to do in a song but it would probably be just
a couple of lines. She has a song called ‘Champagne’ and
it’s really great.
Liberation: I saw her during the black out last
summer. I was on a friends stoop chit chatting and
all of a sudden I just saw this blond hair and these
wax lips walking down the street. She was wearing
this turquoise colored outfit that looked like something
Cher in would have worn in ‘Mermaids’.
I love her.
Miss Guy: That’s our Amanda! I Love this city.
It’s really the only city that has it all.
Liberation: Do you think the East Village has changed
since the days when Richard Kern and Lydia Lunch
Miss Guy: Oh yeah, it’s awful now. It’s
really become a ‘Sex and The City’ episode.
I loved that show in the beginning and I was happy
for Pat Field but before that show those people didn’t
come downtown, they didn’t want to come. Once
Carrie and her friends started coming downtown, that’s
when the girls like them started showing up.
Liberation: The Toilet Boys are one of my favorite
bands. There are very few bands I will go out and
Miss Guy: Why?
Liberation: Because I am tired of seeing bands that
dress like gas station attendants, looking bored
onstage! I love The Strokes but they look bored and
when you’re shelling out $35 a ticket…
Miss Guy: They suck live.
Liberation: Well, they just stand there! The Toilet
Boys put on a SHOW! Every time I have seen you and
the band live something catches fire. I saw a show
at The Continental one summer and early on in the
show, your pyrotechnics go off and all the sound-proof
foam on the stage and walls caught fire. When you
guys played with Nashville Pussy, that venue caught
fire as well. You have a reputation for being a great
Miss Guy: Most reviews usually say we’re better
live which is cool, it makes me happy. But it’s
hard to get that experience across on a record. Sometimes
we’re sloppy live.
Liberation: But isn’t that the advantage of
being a rock band as opposed to a pop band? I would
think the audience expects rock band to be a bit
rough around the edges live.
Miss Guy: There’s a fine line between showmanship
and musicianship, one shouldn’t suffer because
of the other. There’s a fine line between doing
too much of a show that you totally suck in the music
part. I just think it’s an instinct.
Liberation: But that’s the great thing about
rock is that you can get away with the flawed moments.
I’m a huge fan of Courtney Love.
Miss Guy: Me too.
Liberation: I saw her at the Plaid show and, technically,
she sounds worse live than she does on record but
I love that. It’s real emotion, it’s
who she is. She’s got that barking, scratchy
voice and it’s very endearing.
Miss Guy: She’s not a good singer at all but
her voice is very pleasing to me. Christina Aguilera
is a great singer but her voice makes me want to
Liberation: That’s why I’m the first
in line to buy Courtney’s records because she
IS rock n’ roll.
Miss Guy: She’s the last of a dying breed.
I loved her last record, I think it’s so great.
Liberation: Were you at the infamous Plaid show?
I saw Sean and Theo there.
Miss Guy: Yeah, I DJ’d there.
Liberation: I felt bad for her that night. I was
in the front and she didn’t do anything on
purpose, she didn’t throw that mic stand at
Miss Guy: No, it was an accident. I saw that from
up in the DJ booth and she was swinging that mic
stand around. She was doing that with her guitar
too. It wasn’t like she chose someone and started
attacking them. She was flailing stuff about and
it accidentally happened. She got tons of press for
Liberation: People are so eager to go after her
and it’s unfortunate because she really invites
to do so. She’s just not a sympathetic character.
Miss Guy: If you are going to see Courtney Love
and you stand up front don’t be surprised if
you get nicked in the forehead. Guitars fly, mic
stands fly, she drops, she’s dropping her guitar…
Liberation: It’s par for the course. If it
were me, I would have just said, listen sister, let’s
have lunch and call it a day. I wouldn’t sue
her. I’ve been to your shows and I have had
Sean soak me in Kerosene when he was doing his fire
breathing routine and did I run home and file a lawsuit?
Miss Guy: That’s good because you wouldn’t
have gotten anything. (laughs)
Liberation: I still have my kerosene soaked Gun’s
N’ Roses T-Shirt tucked away in the back of
my closet like Monica Lewinsky’s DNA stained
Miss Guy: (laughs)
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