Wednesday, September 01, 2004


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Just for the record, why 'RadioQuita'?

Well, I used to work in a fetish club in Atlanta, Georgia. This was a mainstream fetish club, & a lot of it was theatre (granted) but many of the performers did lead a dominant or submissive lifestyle. The fetish club paid well, but Quita doesn’t like the spankings, so I had to be creative in order to get paid but not spanked. I have always had an inner black girl in me, with a lot of attitude, & I can mimic such. Right, so at this fetish club, I choreographed, hung from the ceiling in a diamond-shaped cage, worked with fire-breathing ballet dancers, incorporated rope / lasso choreography, walked on stilts, sat on a throne, roller-skated, read bad porno aloud in a thick country accent, & did improv comedy. No matter what the subject matter was that people called out with improv comedy, I could revert to ‘characters’ & one of the most enduring was Quita. When I registered on GYBO, RadioQuita just popped into my head…

What are you up to these days?

Shaking my ass. I am currently working on a series of articles here in a Tennessee paper, to run for at least two months. I anticipate this will help me locally in spreading the bastard pop culture. I will steer Strangely Familiar Music Club toward less exclusive tracks as downloads & more regional features, for instance, exposing Nashville to some country bootlegs. I’m also interested to spotlight a certain Ms. Enlow remixed by a certain brother of hers. I will also probably do a month of Vegas-themed boots as well to coincide with the local Artrageous patron party at Vanderbilt. I am donating my time to provide Vegas-themed music for this charity benefiting AIDS charities. Hopefully by timing the Nashville boots with the back-to-back articles, it will raise bastard pop awareness.

What music are you currently grooving to?

Sixx Mixxes. Scissor Sisters. Prodigy remixed. Katie Enlow boots. Pilchard. Vegas & Dolly boots.

Which album, in your opinion, is the best to make out to?

White Zombie. That remixed album. Can’t think of the title.

When was the last time you bought a record that was life-changing? Where did you buy it?

The Chieftains’ Down The Old Plank Road. For those who know the Chieftains, this is the BEST album, recorded in Nashville with a variety of bluegrass legends. I saw the making of the DVD for this, & it was so great. Shortly after this, the piano player guy (that had been with them for years & years) died, so it was one of the last Chieftains shows before his passing. I bought it at the Grand Ol’ Opry.

What is the biggest pain as well as greatest joy doing something like the Strangely Familiar Music Club? Tell us some stories, please!!!

The biggest pain? If there is one, it’s just trying to get people to get their information in to join. We’re all busy, & it’s easy to forget. I try to remind without being obnoxious. So, to the approximate 40 people who still haven’t sent in all your info, get on it!! The greatest joy is getting to know people better in the chat & through their bios & things.

Can you recall the most embarrassing & bizarre thing that has ever happened to you?

Most embarrassing: When I worked in the aforementioned fetish club (The Chamber, Atlanta) on one occasion I allowed myself to be whipped. It was in the ‘twilight room’ where people sit on the edges of the walls, & have flashlights. The flashlights are what illuminate the room. This one dominator guy was a straight guy named Tracy, that by day was in a hair band, & on the weekend he dressed up as a cross-dresser & whipped people in this club. One night, he needed a submissive, & there were maybe 5 minutes until showtime. The club owner agreed to pay me double if I’d do it. We set a code word ‘yellow’ that I could say if it hurt, which I was assured it wouldn’t. The strap is designed to make the loudest ‘thwap’ sound, but doesn’t hurt like it sounds, so they promised. Well, I got tied down & the flogging began, & it HURTS! I said yellow. Tracy didn’t stop. I looked up & saw that Malcolm-Jamal Warner - Theo from TV’s “The Cosby Show” - was in the audience. I was mortified. Flogged in front of a Cosby kid, I felt humiliated!

Most bizarre: Going to the gay bar dressed as a Catholic priest & beating some guy’s ass because he said I was sacreligious. I said, “Your God may be ashamed of you at this moment, but my God is standing right beside me in this gay bar.” He tried to rip my priest lapels off, & I put him in the floor. The guy went to jail. I was there with a group, all dressed up to promote our upcoming benefit. I don’t normally dress as a Catholic priest.

The First of RadioQuita:

First album you ever bought = AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
First movie you watched that gave you severe wood = 9½ Weeks
First book or mag you read that made you feel loved = Loved? Umm…I don’t know, but I’ve read Gone With The Wind at age eight.
First concert you went to with a different agenda, other than listening to the music = Other agenda? Well, I performed in a Lollapalooza in Atlanta….
First mash-up you ever heard = Soulwax - “A Stroke Of Genius”

Other than you, which bootlegger at GYBO is considered the most bitchy? Why?

I don’t know, I think I’m the only one. Every one else is pretty cool. I’ll say Churchill, though, just to make him happy!

On the other hand, which bootlegger deserves a kick in the gonads?

I don’t know…The easy answer is tdpz, but like I said that’s too easy. He seems to really be making an effort at civility, & I admire that he’s doing his Prodigy thing.

Are Mash-Ups the New Karaoke? Discuss...

I think mash-ups & the scene is still in its infancy. I think they are here to stay, & that change will come as a result of them. I think we’re in the beginning of a major movement, like punk rock, hip-hop, or extreme sports. I think it’s going to grow & people are going to love the unique aspect of them, the “thinking outside the box” factor. Everything can be new & cool again!

Let's play word association. We mention a name & you give us your thoughts...

Kennedy = Jackie
Donna Summer = Legend
Kenneth Copeland = PO-lice
Nick Foster = Don Amott
Durex = Porno
Soundforge = Should be my superhero name

The Geez = Badass
Primal Scream = Come together

Austin Powers = Tired
Acrobat = Cirque du Soleil

Which decade do you consider its music the sexiest & why?

Sexiest? Hmm….I kind of like the olden times, the twenties, thirties, forties? The era of big band & burlesque & Moulin Rouge, Dorothy Dandridge & that kind of imagery I find cool.

What do you remember about the following years:

1979 = Gene Simmons & disco
1983 = Boy George, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Idol
1994 = Mourning & shock
1997 = Too many drugs
2001 = Gaining strength

What's your favourite Saturday night record?

As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2

And your Sunday morning one?

Vanessa Daou - Zipless

What's the good thing about being RadioQuita?

I am very focused, fearless & unstoppable when I am passionate about something. In my life I’ve somehow been able to ‘make things happen’ by working tirelessly at them.

And the worst?

I can’t complain, really. I hate that I have outbursts & am unkind at times.

Any principles of life you live by?

Well, at a very young age, I lost a partner. I feared for my health for a long time, starting at around age 22. Seriously facing mortality that young, you look at the world differently, & I kind of live with the knowledge that I need to live fully & do what I can to be happy while I can. I celebrate growing older, & most people my age feel depressed at reaching middle-age (I am 33). How silly! Live! Laugh! Be impulsive, & never let your inner child be forgotten!

What do you think the future for bootlegs / mash-ups / remixes would be like, given that being a home musician is so easy these days?

I think we’re seeing the first of that now. I think that it can be paralleled to how reality-television has produced celebrities. I think mash-ups & the online communities associated with them are one example of how the internet can transform society & culture. SHAKE IT!!!

You can check out RadioQuita's site, Strangely Familiar Music Club, here.