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Hallo! First things first- upcoming shows, and now you can follow us on Twitter!
Pandora & The Locksmiths
Wednesday, February 29th at Electric Owl Social Club: The Night Owl Revue
Tuesday, March 13th at Guilt and Company
Highly related and recommended:
Kitty Nights– Every Sunday with Burgundy Brixx and The Purrfessor!
Tuesday Feb 28th at Guilt & Company: The Decadent Eccentric with Luciterra and Chris Murdoch, with fancy lighting by DJ K-Tel
Tuesday March 6th at Guilt & Company: Guilt-a-Go-Go with Miss Fitt’s Hot Pants!
Let’s start this off with a super rad announcement:
Pandora and The Locksmiths have been accepted into the production evening of the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, held at East Van’s favourite theatre, The Rio! Catch us on May 3rd- and come to the rest of the festival through the 6th!
A big-ass, big hair, big groovy tunes ALL FUNK AND SOUL SHOW! Oh snap! Featuring…..
MAMA KAY/CAMERO LUVROC/CAMEO LECROCK/WHATEVER THE HELL SHE WANTS TO CALL HERSELF
SEAN BROTHER KEYS
Holy smokes! What a cast! We can’t wait to do this production! It’s going to be seriously badass. Or goodass, if you know anything about our ladies. WINK WINK!
AND- at the Burlesque Festival Showcase (The Vogue Theatre, drooooollll), you’ll see Burgundy Brixx perform, as well as a duo from Nicky Ninedoors and Brother Keys!
Okay, onto my own personal ramblings of what has happened to me in the past month!
This past month has been, quite literally, a huge roller coaster ride for me. I have been having recurring dreams about being on The Coaster and fastening up my “optional seatbelt” -which doesn’t exist on The Coaster in Real Life, but my brain feels the need for one right now, apparently!
A day after a fabulous show we performed in at The Rio, I was in a massive car accident. My trusty Honda Civic- the one that you may have seen an upright bass, feather fans, a travel case, a costume bag, an amp, music stand, mic stand, myself and John come out of- seriously took one for the team. She was accosted by an aggressive Nissan and ran to hide in a telephone pole and some hedges. Maybe not the best hiding spot. Poor Samantha Civic. 😦
It was the scariest sh*t in my life. I got taken away on a stretcher to the hospital (cue the discovery that I really dislike neck braces) and a wonderful woman named Jeanette picked up my boyfriend from work and took him to me. My parents arrived shortly after and much emotion and anxiety ensued between all of us. I was mostly in shock at that point but was occasionally very cranky (they wouldn’t let me have water! and I had just come from hot yoga! GODDAMNIT!) or occasionally very sad, or occasionally laughing. Roller coaster!
I didn’t break anything. What I walked away with was whiplash, and a sprained (albeit severely) wrist. My right wrist, I might add. Cue ANNOYANCE.
Five days after the accident…. I moved. Do you know how hard it is to move when you can’t bend or pick things up? Man was I useless! Cue more annoyance and feelings of helplessness! Dislike! You all know I’m a go getter… I do not like being held back. Especially by physical limitations.
Needless to say, I’ve not being go-go-going as hard as I was pre-accident. But I’m making good progress. I have my off days (yesterday) and my on days (today, and lots of other days) but I am very, very thankful that I was in great shape before the accident and that my commitment to yoga and bellydance (Luciterra does a body good) and ballet classes with Burgundy at the VBC were merely put on pause for one week.
The other thing I walked away with was an incredibly feeling of luck and gratitude. If I had been going 5 km/hr faster I would have been t-boned and I guarantee I wouldn’t have walked away from the accident in the shape that I did. I’m so so thankful for Jeanette and her help that night. When I was super low in the couple days after the accident I would remind myself of her and how she was there for me even though I was a complete stranger to her, and it really, really helped me out a lot. Human beings are inspiring. Love.
Right now- I’m f*cking loving my new place. I just moved into The Artiste, and we just set up our workspace/studio. After living in a basement suite I cannot even explain to you what 10.5 ft ceilings do to me. Other than shiver in pleasure and dance around scantily clad, much to the benefit of my neighbours. I taught my first lesson in the new place yesterday and I just felt so inspired the whole time (Thanks, Ava Lure, for being a great student!) and I can’t wait to teach more. If anyone is wondering about singing lessons, piano lessons, bass lessons, or theory/harmony lessons, John and I have got you covered. Our rates are affordable, we’re passionate about what we do, and we love to help open people up to their musical inspiration! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding voice and piano, and contact John at email@example.com regarding bass and theory/harmony.
Also right now- we just got a new car. My Civic and my parents combined as one super awesome force and now we have a 2006 Subaru Outback XT or whatever the heck. I dunno, it’s a sweet car. It is turbocharged and manual and glorious. I kinda feel like I’m living someone else’s life, to be honest, with the big package of changes that have just happened. I think I like it? Traumatic, but upgraded! Ta-da! I’m not totally settled in yet. The car accident was pretty intense and I admit, I have only driven my new car once since we got it… for ten minutes. That was a big step for me. I drove past where I got hit and managed to not throw up. YAY. Seems small, but I felt a big sense of triumph. I still need to get comfortable driving with more vehicles around, but it’ll come with time.
Onto things I’m looking forward to:
I’ve decided this year I’m going to start applying to out of town festivals, and trying to get my sassyass out there as much as possible! It’s TIME, my friends.
I’m also really excited about the ginormous ostrich feather boa I’m picking up from Catherine D’Lish (ummmmm pretty much my favourite burlesque star ever.) and the private lesson we’ll be doing with it. Because seriously, as if I’m going to figure out how to weild something so large on my own. Cue awkward boa dance. Not pretty. Did I mention I’m going to be singing while I use it? Yeah, I probably didn’t have to.
Here’s my “More Than You Know” act that Brother Keys and I created last month- those fans were custom made for me by Catherine. And if you’ve seen my recent version of “Black Coffee”, you’ve seen the robe she made for me, and the beautiful custom beading that Messica Demolition put all over it. Divine. (I wonder if PETA has just ignored burlesque artists because they know there’s no point? I write this as I fondly look at my double fox pelt boa lounging on my chair….Thanks Ruthe Ordare for having the fur hookup!)
I think I might have to end this blog. Not because I can’t think of anything else to write, hahaha, but because I’m supposed to be bedazzling the f*ck out of some panties for the lovely Camero Luvroc/Cameo LeCrock/Mama Kay. I should finish that.
Oh yeah, in the next two weeks… I’ll have my website up and running! Yippee!!
So, I hope to catch you at our next show at Electric Owl Social Club- remember, it’s this coming Wednesday February 29th, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm, and admission is $12 at the door. I’ll be molesting furs, and bump n grindin for your viewing and listening pleasures.
Nicky on behalf of Pandora & The Locksmiths
Photo by Baron S Cameron from our Valentine’s Spectacular at Guilt & Co!
If you want a photo and video heavy blog entry, click to tomorrow. Or today. Wow, writing things after the fact gets confusing.
This entry was posted on February 25, 2012 by pandoraandthelocksmiths. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with bass, Burgundy Brixx, burlesque, Carole Brunette, Catherine D'Lish, costumes, Delilah Dare, Electric Owl Social Club, funk, Guilt & Co., leap year, live music, Luciterra, Messica Demolition, Miss Fitt, Miss Kiss, music lessons, Nicky Ninedoors, Rebel Valentine, roller-coaster, singing, soul, The Hot Pants, The Locksmiths, The Rio Theatre, Twitter, Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.