1.15.2010

The Great Kat Redux....


Safe to say, if my email is any indication, you're still very much worshiped....


When the people speak and all that (psst, it's called "demokratis")... In any event, I heard ya'. Besides me digging on Poland, I've never gotten quite the emails like I did since this morning's Great Kat post: One of which was a terrific honor, as it was from the Mistress of Shred herself




 She went to fucking Julliard, how's the garage treating you?! BTW: If you hate this picture, you hate freedom...


So, for those of you curious, the Great Kat is not only alive, but quite well, and still shredding...



Damn....

I made light of her accomplishments this morning, but I think we should prolly take a second to think about this...when "Worship..." came out, in the height of the '80s, chick guitarists were viewed as a novelty, expecially speed/shred guitarists...that is, unless they were men.

If you were a guy in the late '80s, you were hailed as a genius of blaze




Yes, Yngwie Malmsteen, we get it...you're fast...



O you found, (and found and found) yourself prominently featured on the cover of guitar magazines...




Psst, Joe Satriani, octopus tapping is still gimmicky....






However, the lasses fared worst, and none of the two above shred icons were ever able to capture the raw, balls-in-your face of both metal and virtuosity that the Great Kat was able to deliver....



Chirp. Chirp. Chirp.



But, for those interested, when the rubber met the road, the Great Kat delivers... 



Ummm, yea...50 seconds into it and your mental fingers should probably fall off....



I have to admit it, I'm kind of prejudiced here: by my politics (which are decidedly feminist), and by my past as a professional musician (signed and touring and everything), and as a guitarist (20 years and humming) and as a classical aficionado (I'd totally give Beethoven a non-gay blowjob). That still doesn't change the fact that the guitar world, the classical world, and the boys-only metal world owed her more than we gave.

That said, let's give back --and get back-- to the balls-out NYC speed metal scene, and who the all-time reigning messiah is...



Fuck, still can't hit 1/20th of these notes...nor can you...
Bow down


So, for those of you eager to rightfully give up your notions of free will and freedom, there's hope...Kat is still willing to accept you as slaves to the guitarists' ultimate wet dream:


Great Kat's website and blog

Great Kat's Twitter feed
Great Kat's Facebook




For those unfortunate enough to have lived life without music or composition, you are missing an entire world of sensuality.
Image (c) Metalezed @ DeviantArt 



In any event, thank you, for fueling my metal dreams --among others ;) The Shadow's got nothing but love for ya', Kat.




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