Blogs and Snogs of a kupcake
Greetings and Meowutations!
"nine inch nails?! those are some long ass nails!"
nine inch nails have been in the news recently regarding their induction into the rock & roll hall of fame. i was fortunate enough to be introduced to nin/t.rizzle waaaay back in history, many meows ago, by one of my closest friends, Mr. Josh. he wanted to introduce me to one of his favorite bands, so he threw in a disc and put on a track that i can only describe as putting me into a moment of mental bliss. this track ended up being 'happiness in slavery' off of the broken ep. I had never heard music quite like this prior. - rock and roll...sure. but this...
the sounds, how? it was music on a cinematic level (I hadn't yet been introduced to skinny puppy...who achieved this even further)
we listened to all of the albums, remix albums, the closure vhs when it released...repeatedly.
Anyyyyyyways, from that point on - nin had a huge impact on me, most notably the first decade worth of content (pretty hate machine through the fragile, with the fragile still being my favorite album from nin)
SO - when zeeKupcakes were just having fun with some cover ideas, and zeeSweets also being a huge fan of nin and the fragile, we figured - why not?
We put this together as a free download to email subscribers back in 2015 - and then just put it up for free on our bandcamp page to download a few months later.
it's still there if you'd like to grab it in a higher quality format.
so here's the throwback to our 2015 cover of 'i'm looking forward to joining you, finally' - dedicated to all of our companions who've crossed the rainbow bridge.
(youtube video / track above - bandcamp free download link below!)
Greetings felines and fine aliens!
(JBDUBZ AND FILIP ABBEY GREET YOU WITH A WINK AND A SMILE THAT GOES A MILE)
KAMIKAZE KUPCAKES had the pleasure of embarking on an amusement ride of delights with ABBEY DEATH
on the super fantastic Death & Kupcakes tour this past October of the year gone, 2019. Much fun was had. Was not to be sad, but glad.
Each night was an exciting and new opportunity to reach new Peeps and bring the Spooky Beats and Kitty Cat Treats.
(JBDUBZ LIVIN' 80s HIGHSTYLIN', BABY)
Not enough good things to be said of the Spooky Cats that make up Abbey Death, Valerie & Filip Abbey. The energy of the tiny Val-gal
and Mr. Filip who is as sweet as he is tall (he's very...very tall) - it was a pleasure to share so many performances with these fancy felines!
If there ever was a combination that fit with Kamikaze Kupcakes, Abbey Death fits pretty spiffs. Definitely check out their stuffs which I have linked right HERE
so you can be super lazy and not have to search.
(Abbey Death performing on the first night of the Death & Kupcakes tour)
Above you'll see a visual of Abbey Death from the first night of the tour. This leads me into a quick bit about this venue, the Fete Music Hall.
The goddamn GUMMI BEARS. Fuuuuuck. It was the GOOD kind, too. Fucking Albanese brand. gahhh. The backstage presented
us not only with actual cupcakes and other delicious smelling foods, but aw shit, they actually delivered the gummi bears requested.
Many points to you, Fete staff. Delicious.
This date featured openers Decent News, who unfortunately I missed as i was drowning in gummi goodness and applying circus shiz,
and also featured the group Corvin's Breed (whom i still have your black bracelet on! Boom! Months it has survived!) and they served up
that good spooky shit. fun times!
I'm sitting here trying to search my brain for things I recall from this, as i should have jotted down notes rather than trust memory.
oh! a wrestling event was occurring in a different room. I believe JBDUBZ checked out a bit of it. Something was going on with chickens, or
people dressed as chickens...maybe both. hopefully. Let's assume that. Yes. good.
First night we shared the stage with Abbey Death for the tour (and second time ever for both bands together) and as always, they melted the faces right off.
literally, i'm still missing a piece here and there.
(this video is not from the first show!)
Next up was the feline-alien hybrids themselves....Us! Kamikaze Kupcakes! (party hats aplenty. glitter bombs, boyieee)
If i am remembering right, the lounge stage was an interesting shape. Decent size, but half a circle, with odd corners. Anyways,
good bass, though. I'm a bitch for bass. Strike that...Well controlled bass. I remember it bumping my brain well.
As always with the first show, dumb shit happens. One of the video sends were loose because double-checking it missed me that night. So, with
there being good bass, it came out. So center video went down after a song or two. Also one of the tvs were acting up, or so i thought.
But really i just had the wrong input chosen. So...who's the piece of shit now, tv?! huh?! ....yeah, it's me. you worked fine. i love you, tv.
middle video says goodbye forever tonight. one tv working. other tv covered by left banner...but working. user error. i'm sorry i doubted you, tv. :*(
I don't recall much of the travel aspect on this. Was about 7 and a half hours total for restroom breaks and the occassional kazoo off-road bender.
If you don't know what that is you shouldn't guess. It's when you feel the need to break out the kazoo and run. gone. i feel it.
(a few moments before stage time. on far too much caffeine. Kristina Sweet questions her decision to stand too close.)
After this was a drive (and shit-ton of tolls) to Buffalo, NY to a pretty spiffs venue called Mohawk Place.
I'll dive into that night on the next Death & Kupcakes blog. Though the Abbey Death video above and our video below are both from that night. But you don't get to hear about it yet. Not yet. .....and not yet. soon.
(kamikaze kupcakes video-a-gogo from mohawk place)
And also a very sads 'WE MISSED MEWWWW' to our drummer JJ. As you noticed in photos and videos he was absent from this tour.
You see...JJ has a super secret job. Which I'm telling you about. It's our secret. He trains Cats for space battles. You don't know it, but every
day cats are blasting into space to fight creatures unknown to your mind who try and invade our reality. Do you know where they learn the battle tactics?
that's right...our drummer, JJ. A master of the mewskill. - He was called to action over the course of these dates, and he couldn't walk away from his duties.
You remain safe due to JJ and the Cats.
Welcome to the introductory blog post for Updates of a Kupcake!
We've got lots of things to discuss and such, there's no need to make a fuss!
plenty of updates and things to say, but save that for another day!
we're glad to have you on our site, whether early morning or late at night,
we'll have a dance and a bit of song, please feel free to sing along!