Sunday, October 12, 2008

Canuck Blog

So, we are three glorious day into our Canadian tour and it has already been fanfuckingtastic. The weather is perfect, the leaves are all turning crazy colours and the snow deprived Canadians are ready to explode with pent up adrenaline.

We had a handful of gigs in the states to bring us up here. Got to play 'Nutbush' with Miss Georgia Peach singing and Mr. Travis 'Ramo' Ramin on guitar in Minneapolis. Georgia and Blaine had a sexy screaming contest on stage. Hung out with our old sound guy Tim Mac. It was really heartwarming to catch up with some people who've known us since the beginning.

After the kindly border crossing allowed ALL of us in (thankyouthankyouthankyou) we took the ferry to Victoria where for the first timie in my life of taking that same ferry we saw whales!! There were like 7 Orcas around the boat feeding off Crabpots planted deep down. What a moment!

At the club I had instantly what can only be described as a typical Canadian experience. I met some cute little Island chick who we'd met years earlier in Toronto. Jeremy had snuck her in when she was underage. Now she was tanning hides to turn into drums on Saltspring island. She brought me some talismans for the road, an antique bottle with 1,000 year old Ojibway tobacco seeds in it, a buffalo tooth and 4 pennies squished by a train. Why that was typical I don t know, but it was a perfect moment And a touching beginning to the night. The show was great. Jesus Bonehead from the Dayglo Abortions brought us all schwag and an old lover turned up with a bunch of cool canadian redneck shirts for Blaine.

Vancouver always kicks ass. We did a retarted interview on CFOX and they actually played Nashville Pussy on the FOX!! I grew up listening to that station so to finally be on it is a sign that ROCK is ALIVE!!! Turns out everyone heard the 'interview' so we had a serioulsy packed house. My mom and dad included.

We met a shotputter who is qualifying for the 2012 olympic games in Vancouver and wants our version of 'Rock n Roll Outlaw' for his theme song. And no, one arm wasn't way bigger than the other.

A bunch of high school buddies of mine came out to party like no time had passed at all. We wound up at a late night chinese restaurant where they sneak you beer in a teapot after all the bars close. The code word is 'cold tea'. I ordered a whiskey too. And no code word was needed. Bad girls reunited, felt good.

Last night was Nelson. And as usual Nelson is fucking nuts. We heard the winner of the Cannibus Cup was grown here so we practiced up on our judging in case we get called off to Amsterdam to perform our duty in the area of expertice. You gotta stay sharp.

The show was nuts, there are a shitload of hot chicks in this crazy little burg. And they were going fucking bonkers in the audience. Gordie Johnston from Grady played harp on 'Lazy Jesus' with us and the audience loved it. We played at least 4 'one more song's right until they turned the house lights on and retired to the streets and house parties.

Right now we are off for more serpentine roads climbing through the mountains and more Pussy hungry Canucks.

See y'all down the road


Friday, August 1, 2008

Wacken Open Air Festival!!

Hey y'all, we are en route out of Germany and back to France. Tonight we play a small festival of 3500 in a town named Selestat with the Entombed from Sweden and Mass Hysteria from France.

Last night was our first time at the famous W.O.A. Where once a year it seems 100,000 Metalheads converge from all around the world upon the little town of Wacken and turn in into a well oiled metal machine for the 3-4 days. The festival has been active since the 90's and last night was the biggest ever. It was sold out a month ago at around 90 thousand for the weekend. Each paying 100 euros including camping.

We hit the 'Party' stage around 5 after doing some interviews with various international .com magazines and shows. I have no idea how many people were there for us but let's just say it was very healthy. Jean Luc said we might have played for 15,000. Hard to tell you know? Nothing quite like the audience chanting your name to get you going, and go, we did!! It's was rocking and fucking hot too, hot sun beating down on us. Karen got a little sunburnt even. The crowd was great for us, felt great- lots of fans made it from al over the world to see us and we met people from France, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and Japan!

We got to meet and watch Girlschool which was a first, they used to open up and pal around with Motorhead back in the day.

After our show we got to watch one of the most fun bands we've seen in forever: Airborne from Australia. They were super rocking Ac Dc style pub rock but for a HUGE crowd. They are young, long haired and cute, jumping all over the stage in a sea of fog. Fucking great, really impressive and the audience went nuts for them. We really only watched the two rock acts Airborne and Girls School who we met backstage and did and Metal Hammer interview with where they played us songs and we were supposed to recognize them. I can barely repeat the band names we heard but I am proud to have recognized the only cool band they played, Deep Purple. Luckily Jackie and Enid were just as clueless as Karen and I. They were super cool and easy to get along with. Together we sat in front of the 'black stage' to watch the headliner IRON MAIDEN!!!!!!

There were SO MANY people there I can't begin to guess how many. All I know is Jeremy and Karen got trapped out amongst the people and Jeremy thought he was gonna have to get airlifted out by a helicopter with a ladder. He said it was like standing in line for 20 different rollercoasters only none of the lines are moving. And each ride is an hour and a half wait, the length of the concert. I didn't even venture out it was so overwhelming already with fans taking pictures while we're eating and stuff. Karen got to meet Steve Harris, Maiden's bassist but it was super brief, he din't exactly stick around to party.

Maiden was pretty great I have to say, they brought out a giant mummy style 'Eddie' monster from behind the stage and even had a guy in stilts walking around as an Eddie from the album 'somwhere in time' where Eddie is mostly skinless muscle and a future helmet with a laser eye! Spooky!! I was pretty chuffed! And still have. '666, the number of the beast' ringing in my ears!!

What a blast!

Xox R and the pussies!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Hey ho!! We are finally back in Europe!! Even though Blaine and his Nine Pound Hammers were here in the same town just a mere month prior It's been at least a year for the Pussy since we disgraced this fabulous continent. It's already good to be back. Right now everyone has arrived in Antwerp from their many points of departure and we are rushing off to Amsterdam to pick up Jeremy's drums and stock up on some high test legal weed!

This tour we play a combination of big club gigs with the Reverend Horton Heat and a bunch of groovy festivals by ourselves including the Wakken Open Air fest with Iron Fucking Maiden!! It will be our second show ever with them, hopefully their guitarist won't fall off the stage during 'Number of the Beast' again and end the show like last time.

The second gig of the tour is at Amsterdam's Melkweg which is already looking dangerous because it seems like half of our worldly friend are flying in for the show, it should prove to be retarted. I don't know why we get treated with that town at the beginning of a tour. That should be the reward for a job well done. Thankfully we end in an equally fun town, London, at the good old Astoria where the ceiling was lit on fire last time we played. The entire capacity crowd was asked to vacate, pint glasses in hand, for an hour until the fire department declared it 'safe for rocking'. At which point every last person filed back in to do just that, and get a fresh pint as well by then. This time I'm sure we can rock without the fire department's ' intermission'.

The Rev hasn't played over here in at least 8 years we've been told so it should be an eye opener for them to get off our continent for a change. As much as I love touring the US and Canada, I do crave a good cup of coffee which even the shittiest of truckstops can deliver almost anywhere here. Nevermind the cheese and the beer and the weed!!

Wish us luck and we'll see ya'll down the road!!

P.s. Our buddy Hale is selling off some very interesting Nashville Pussy memorabilia at his website Check it out all the money goes straight to the newly founded Gas fund we've started. Evidently cheap gas is a endangered species now so we're going hybrid. Our new van will run on bald eagle heads and cocaine to save money.

Love and Rock from ruyter and the pussies!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

GO NORTH young band!!

Hey ho everyone! We have been on this latest tour for a few weeks now, starting down the barrel of the last weeks worth and it has been really good.

This has ben a tour of invitations and tours so far. We started in Cleveland at the House of Blues with the Rev before we hopped the border into my glorious homeland for a weeks worth of Canuck shows. H.O.B. As usual was fantastic and we were cordially invited to peruse the Rock n Roll hall of fame to see the latest exhibits. They had a baseball exhibit which sounds kinda funny but not if you consider all the crossover -- even we try to get to as many games as we can.

After the border crossing we played two Toronto shows and I got to hang out with some cousins Jennifer and Jonathan whom I hadn't seen in years. That same night I met this super cool dude Stefan, a horror movie actor and voiceover dude who I just picked out of the crowd because he was so cool looking. Turns out he was in Silent Hill and Resident Evil. He has the coolest job ever and has even gotten to write his own death! One day he did the voice of god in the morning and the voice of the devil in the afternoon. One day I'd like to follow in his footsteps. Be some kind of voice for anything, maybe a puppy!

We did a Ottawa show and stocked up on Poutine, the only truly Canadian food! So very delicious at 3 am eating out of a styrofoam cup with a plastic trident. Quebec City was great and Montreal even better cause we went to Schwartz' Smoked Meat!!! We played the night the Montreal Canadiens lost to Philly in the Stanley Cup playoffs and the city was prepared for the worst. There were probably four cops on every single block geting ready for a riot. Last game 20 cars were lit on fire including a bunch of cop cars.

All the Canadian gigs were played with GRADY as the opening slot. The band is based out of Austin but they're all Canadians. Gordie was the engineer on our latest record and will begin mixing on it as soon as their tour is over. Being familiar with the newest songs we got Gordie to come out and play harp with us every night on our latest hit song 'Lazy Jesus'. A crowd-pleasing favorite!

Once back in the states we met the new opening band, Backyard Tire Fire. All cool dudes who are totally fitting in with ease. It helps to dig weed and baseball even more than Blaine. After knowing them one day Blaine drove with them to Cooperstown to see the Baseball Hall of Fame. The highlight was seeing Babe Ruth's bat. He looks just like Jimbo!

In Baltimore we got invited to visit Duff and his crew at Charm City Cakes. Talk about cool! Mary Alice was awesome and they hooked us up with a bunch of cool 'Baked in Baltimore' schwag and a shitload of CAKE!! Travis sold merch that night wearing JUST his charm city apron. Being the total Food Network geek that I am, it was super cool.

Right now we are in the van driving all the way to Dallas from Bloomington, Indiana. Last night we had a suprise visit from our old roadie and good buddy Pat Nyffler. He's a full-time dad to a 4 year old girl named Lucy and doesn't look at all like a roadie anymore!

Hopefully we'll hit Interstate bar b que in Memphis in a few hours. Our bbq levels are dipping dangerously low. Plus we haven't had bbq spaghetti in some months now. We had delivery of some awesome Mutton from Owensboro but no one got their fill.

We'll be in Austin in a few days, Gary Lindsey's blues band is opening for us. That is going to be a hell of a night -- our buddy Chief is throwing a party at Emo's as well called Cheifest with the New Bomb Turks playing so hopefully we can catch some of their show also.

Nine Pound Hammer play next week in Lexington so Blaine and I will have approx. ONE day in our house before we gotta take off again, then he's off to Europe with the Hammers for three weeks, then we meet in Salt Lake City!!! More Rev and as long last we play again with the SUPERSUCKERS!!!! Should be a ball.

Rock on!


Sunday, April 13, 2008


Okay- topper of all toppers, AFTER having FINISHED recording what is perhaps the greatest rock record of all time... or at least our time. The Nashville Pussies saunter over to Willie Nelson's old timey ghost town named LUCK, Texas. Which has been used for a buncha movies and videos with the provision that any movie using the property has to build ANOTHER fully functioning old timey building to add the town. Willie has his World Headquarters there which is basically an old timey two level building with a nice long wooden bar, poker tables, wood stove shoe shine seat and big screen tv and a stereo, oh and tons of trinkets of his travels. He has a wall that at a distance is merely and orange wall - then the closer you get you realize it's made up of a serious lifetime's collection of Orange ZigZag Boxes. We got permission to shoot some cool pictures with our buddy Judson who takes a helluva picture and drives a fucking cherry Roadrunner.
We shot a buncha beautiful pictures as the sun was setting, moseying down the gravel road with the chuch behind us,
hanging out in the Saloon and looking 'no good' around the bank and eventually posing in the Hoosegow.. or jail. As we were leaving we had seen Mr. Willie Nelson himself arrive to his HQ at the head of the main street in Luck. We could hear him cranking out some tunes and saw him serving from behind his bar to some buddies that dropped by. Obviously we all wanted in there, hang with Willie - so Judson knocked on the door and sadi thankyou for letting us shoot on the premises and Willie said 'No problem, y'all smoke?'
The rest, my dears, is history! I'll leave you with - there was no more tequila and our cheeks were sore from smiling. He is a class act all the way and it felt a little bit like leaving Heaven as we had to say good bye. Sitting in the Bar with Willie Nelson enjoying his generous 'company' etc. and listening to his playing a recording of 'Sitting on top of the world' was very apt and true and as we left town, even though we were literally 'out of Luck' it sure feels like a lot rubbed off.

ciao amigos!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


OK, we have been Haulin balls on this recording, not to get ahead of ourself cause we are day three and still have ONE song left to track. The weather, the people and the vibe have been condusive to some balls out rock n fuckin roll. Blaine has been hitting the Boone's farm for some serious inspiration and from what we've heard him singin so far, this album is going to make our last album seem like an asshole. He has seriously surpassed himself. We have to turn his vocals down so we don't hear what he's saying and accidently fuck up playing coz we're laughing so hard. Today is TRUTH day - every song is the Gospel Truth - all true tales from the front line.
I borrowed this awesome old Fender Telecaster for a couple of twangy songs. Remo's father Jerry was kind enough to lend it out for this album - though I'm not so sure he's gonna love what we've done with it! Nah, he'll love it. We been calling it the 'Daddy Tele' and I am slowly learning how to ride it. It's quite the singing beast - gonna have to get me one for the tour.
Yesterday we had an amazing suprise, turns out in these parts, they have a food we never have even though of in our wildest drunken depraved Caligula dreams, get this....... COUNTRY FRIED BACON! - it's true!! it was part of our regular massive order of food and I can honestly say, to quote our original drummer Adam Neal; 'I can feel myself dying with each bite'.
In rummaging around Willie's pad, I found an old Golf Score card of his from '94. I'll get the picture up here soon cause, it is pure comedy. He won, is the short story, the Rules are another... that man's got Moxie.
Today we met a dog that plays the fiddle.
I ain't lying, she rides around in that Horny Texas flagged 'Cat a lac' that Mr. Daniel Rey is a settin in in the picture. The cute puppy behind him is Molly, who has been on Conan O'Brian, no shit! I'm jealous of a dog, for Conan, the Car AND the damn fiddle playin!!! I think we're gonna have Molly sit in for a solo tomorrow. I wish the Georgia Flag was car-able.
OKAY it's a few hours later from the last paragraph and after a bunch of takes and some serious options on how many hours the solo should go on for, we got a rediculously take on our last song!! I wound up on my back on the floor playing with my fingers on Daddy's Tele! Thank you Jerry! I hope to have done you proud. We'll have to get you an instrumental version so you can play it for your friends without having to explain all the cussin' n comedy.
We heard that Willie was playin golf this morning- but that was this morning and we were still sleeping off last night. We saw his stage manager (the famous Poodie, who has his own Hot Mustard!) now that's class! his bar is just a few miles down the road so we'l probably have a celebrate there when performance warrants a reward. Until then we'll be ordering Opie's Bar B que and laying down greasy tasty tracks with Sticky Saucey Fingers. I finally know what the Stones meant, they must have recorded in Texas.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Day one at Willie's place!

Well we are here, after a grueling 16 hour drive which left Karen, Jeremy and myself all loopy. We arrived Saturday at noon in Austin. Blaine had a crazy Nine Pound Hammer gig in Stone Mountain (outside of Atlanta) on Saturday so he flew in and met us Sunday. We spent the night sleeping off the trip at Jeremy's parents and woke up to freshly cooked Mom Food, pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and bisquits and even Peach Cobbler. We hung out with our Austin buddies and reconviened Sunday for the requisite Mexican breakfast and later burgers at Casinos before making the trek out to Perdenales studio here in Spiceland or Briarcliff Texas, only about 30 min from Austin.

Both our condo and the studio are right on the Lake Travis so the view is beautiful. We have two balconies that both face the lake and right now I can see Turkey Vultures and little black birds slowly making circles in the sky. I'll make sure to keep moving so they don't think I'm lunch.

Blaine and Remo are at the studio already, we have to get some groceries and Blaine will probably be off to get Daniel from the airport.

It's really pretty and calm out here. And Willie Nelson's studio has a great vibe. Gordie from the band Grady and of Big Sugar fame is our engineer and he has all sorts of drum sound tricks that Jeremy is excited about.

We got everything set up last night more or less enough to get some basic sounds for when Daniel arrives. It's a groovy old place with lots of Willie charm, Gold records, pool tables and even a real reverb room tiled from floor to ceiling. We'll be recording to tape initially to try and get the fat sound of the 70's so vacant in todays compressed for ipod recordings. In the tape room there's a reel labeled 'Willie and Frank' and yes, Frank means Sinatra. Pretty awesome company we're keeping here.

Unfortunatley the olympic sized swimming pool at Willie's has been filled in. Insurance reasons and such. Pity, we all bought our trunks, and I even trimmed the hedge! Still the studio is spacious and has lots of escape rooms for anyone to go off and 'concentrate'. Basically Blaine has lots of places to write lyrics and come up with good silly stuff to sing about.

So day one is underway, we're all anxious and excited about getting some stuff down to hear how it sounds.

In the last few weeks cramming with Daniel in Atlanta we've managed to nail down 12 originals for this new titleless album. Most of them are so fresh they won't be fully baked until we get them on tape. We've been tweaking and altering them everytime we play them so nothing is even remotley stale. We'll be recording live, as usual, with Jeremy enclosed in the drum room so we can watch what he does but won't have to smell his farts! (We all need our own rooms for that). Mmm mexican food!

The funny thing is the studio feels strangely familiar. I think I actually had a dream about this place. Feels real comfortable. Like all the ghosts are our old friends, helping us rock out.

Love y'all!

Ruyter and co.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Long Overdue Long Ass BLOG, XMAS etc.!! LEMMY FOR XMAS

Everything is great! The last tour went VERY WELL!

As you all know we started our tour off being very excited to play 5 shows with Hank 3 - whois easily one of our favorite live bands these days (and we like him on album too! STRAIGHT TO HELL is the one to buy) But right before we started out on our fucking 3 day drive across america we found out that Shelton(HANK) had to cancel. So we began the long, lonely drive across this country knowing that it would only be us two bands on the first part of the tour with the REV! It is about 50 hours of driving and our first show was Dec 26th in San Francisco. That meant we HAD to spend Christmas at a truckstop! Pretty suitable for our style anyways.

It must have been the Christmas spirit because our Christmas present this year was finding out that the tour with the Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy would be joined by none other than LEMMY KILMISTER himself! That's right you heard me right!!!! LEMMY from MOTORHEAD decided to spend his Birthday with us and the REV. What a gift. So for the first week on tour we got to watch Lemmy every single night play at least 5 songs with The Reverend Horton Heat. They played 'Going To Brazil' 'Run, Run Rudolph','Route 66' and a few Rev's songs also.

For New Years Eve in San Deigo Blaine was asked to join them on stage and sing one of the verses of 'Run Run Rudolph'. Karen and I were asked to sing Background vocals on the same song. That was so FUCKING COOL! There really is nothing cooler than being on stage in front of a bunch of crazy super awesome fans cheering you on and looking over and seeing your husband singing and next to him seeing LEMMY smiling while he watches Blaine sing too (we'll try and upload the vid Trav shot) - No one else in the world can say that! what a fantastic night! Mojo Nixon (a dj on Sirius radio) Came out and met the band finally. We listen to him all the time when we are touring. He is one of the main DeeJays on OUTLAW COUNTRY and we are dying to have one of our songs on there.

So even though we fought over who's Jack Daniel's it was every night most of the time we had too many bottles of 'drink' and we were all very sad to have to say good bye to sweet Lemmy - He will always be a mentor and hero to us! Plus he's fucking funny as shit, and smart, and smells good - a real class act all the way!

Let's see, what else happened..... We played in Colorado for 11 shows! that was kinda crazy - especially when you consider we have only ever played about 5-7 different cities in the entire country of HOLLAND. But yes Colorado is pretty fucking big and we even managed to play a few new places which is always fun.

The first stop was Durango - it is in a VERY amazing area of this country which we had never seen before - just south of Durango is some of the most amazing landscape I have ever, ever seen. Super long vistas of nothingness, then out of nowhere HUGE giant crazy dangerous looking rocks jutting out of the ground, then nothing again for MILES AND MILES. Fucking cool as shit! Durango was tucked into the foothills of some fucked up crazy mountains that were pretty exciting (and terrifying) to drive. It is a beautiful little town with a bunch of very cool people (buying me whiskey).

I met a cool, generous tattoo artist named Matty who gave Blaine the coolest cowboy shirt in the world. Blaine has not taken it off since. He wore it on every single show after that! It is an old timey stitched cowboy shirt which Matty drunkenly tore the sleeves off. But the back has this super awesome embroidery of a Skeleton in a cowboy hat drinking XXX whiskey!! Woo Hoo! So cool! We also met Ed Stasium (he engineered 14 Ramones records) and also the Reverend Horton heat - so VERY cool to meet him and his awesome wife in that bizarre little town.

Some of the highlights in Colorado include staying with Danny and her friends in her parents mansion in Aspen (her house had an elevator!!) and hanging with Sara (from the Virgin Islands), Micha and John at the swanky Resort in Vail!! Thanks again for giving us that amazing hotel to stay in for FREE! Anytime gentlemen! We had a swell time!- Getting stuck in the snow in downtown Apsen was pretty funny too - at least we finally learned how to put snow chains on.

Another HIGH point was being invited to one of the best meals we have ever had in our life! A friend of a friend was drunk and bragging about what an incredible chef he was. When he sobered up we asked him if he was still such an incredible chef and he re-invited us to his restaurant for a 5 star meal. with at least ten courses plus dessert and paired wines - the whole she bang. He specializes in food from northern Italy and I hate to tell you but the competition is on! Any restauranteur who wants to challenge THE GREATEST MEAL OF A LIFETIME - Nashville Pussy will gladly be your humble judges. On a day off - otherwise we will just go to sleep when we hit the
stage! Anthony Bourdain watch out!!

In Boulder, Colorado we were visited by the one and only JELLO BIAFRA from The Dead Kennedy's. He has been a friend of ours for some years now and is a good friend of The Reverend Horton Heat as well. His family is from the area so after our show in Bolder we drove him home and he gave us a little tour of the town he grew up in including where JonBenet Ramsey's house was. CREEPY!! Jello came out to the next three shows and when we played Denver - he came out on stage with the Rev and sang WAR PIGS! It was crazy and the audience went nuts. But even better was when both Blaine AND Jello came out and Jello sang the chorus's of ACE OF SPADES with Blaine! That might have been the high point of the tour! I thought the audience was gonna melt they went so crazy over that.

One of the other outstanding moments of the tour was in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Cain's Ballroom. This place has been around since at least the 30's - and had giant 'colourized' pictures of old musical cowboys and cowgals on the walls. People like Roy Rogers, Spade Cooley, Hank Williams(before he was a Sr.), Tennessee Ernie Ford and the like. We heard tell that this was where BOB WILLS and the Texas Playboys used to play ALOT!. Bob Wills by the way is one of my all time favorite bands - Good old Texas Swing, Buck Owens was a huge Bob Wills fan (Buck is also one of my favorites )Skynyrd is also a fan and another huge fan is DWIGHT YOAKUM!!! When we played in Tempe Arizona we had the honor of meeting a very Foxy Cowboy in mustache and cop sunglasses.

I was asked to guess who he played drums for and guessed 'Bob Wills?' they said 'NO - DWIGHT YOAKUM!!' so we got to meet and hangout with Mitch Marine - who besides having good taste - is pretty damn foxy I might add!

TULSA was downright HISTORICAL. the audience was fantastic - but the Venue - is really something else - we are honoured to have rocked the shit out of that club (plus there was a cute little 10 year old girl in front of me all night wearing a KISS shirt - I had no choice but to Rock a little extra hard for her!)

Really the whole tour was very amazing. We spent so much time in cold ass Colorado my face was chapped!! It was fucking cold and there is NO moisture in the air at all- it was kind of difficult for Blaine and I. Evidently Whiskey is not very moisturizing despite what I have heard!

After Lemmy Left the tour - Blaine was invited to sing every night with the Reverend Horton Heat! The band had learned how to play 'Ace of Spades' just in case Lemmy wanted to play it - but he really wanted to play songs he never gets to do so we never once heard Lemmy play ACE it with The Rev. The guys in the Rev did an excellent version one day in sound check and asked Blaine to sing it once Lemmy left the tour. So for the rest of the tour - for the Rev's encore - Blaine ran out and did Lemmy justice- Blaine was fucking incredible and the audience reaction every night was practically electric! he nailed it!

The funniest night was in Springfield Missouri where Blaine was off drinking with some chicks and missed the beginning of the song. Jim (the Rev) announced his name from stage - but there was no Blaine - no one in the band saw him at all. Someone finally told me they saw him walking towards the bar a few minutes earlier - so I ran off and found him being 'entertained' by some locals!! I told him he's supposed to be on stage and he was like 'yeah, yeah - I'll be there in a minute" and I had to tell him that they were singing the song without him. Blaine ran through the bar and jumped up on stage in time to do the Chorus and the rest of the song. He only missed one verse! And instead of shaking hands with the band he stage dove into the audience and they carried him off!! Probably back to the Bar! What a finale. I know that night we drank AMISH moonshine out of a plastic milk jug! OUCH my head hurt in the morning! BUT again - the bar owner was really foxy! What can this poor girl do?

We said goodbye to the Reverend Horton Heat the night before in their home town of Dallas TX. The Grenada Theatre in Dallas had a really cool lighting rig that kept whispering 'Ruyter, climb me, you know you want to'. So at the end of the show I monkeyed my way up to the very top (about 20 feet) and pulled all the strings out of my guitar over the audience. One of the guys who worked at the Theatre said he had seen audience members TRY to climb up it but never someone in a band!

The last night of the tour was in glorious Austin, Texas and we got to do our own show. Finally we played a WHOLE SET in front of the always awesome audience at Emo's. It was a perfect end of a successful and rewarding tour - and our good buddy Gary Lindsey (from Hank3's ASSJACK) was there and came up on stage to sing Rose Tattoos 'Rock n Roll Outlaw' with us. It was an intimate evening spent with a few hundred of our best friends and a handful of very cool strangers with excellent taste!

I hope this will do for now- we are home for a bit - writing new music for the next Pussy Album!!!!! Blaine has been very busy writing music 24 hours a day. And the new Nine Pound hammer album comes out real soon - so keep your eyes peeled for it!!!

love you all

Ruyter and (Nashville Pussy)
p.s. I know this is LOOONG, hey I ramble. and I'll find some cool photos soon I promise!!