Published Oct 01, 2000Who are you?
Lisa Nighswander, singer and bass player for Mean Red Spiders.
What are you up to?
We released our second CD StarsandSons this summer. We're playing a few shows here and there, working on new material and planning an American tour in November.
Hometown and current HQ:
Altona, ON, and Toronto
Watching the garden grow, listening to l head l phone l over l tone l "Summer Of Love" and Christiana "Hydrofield Of Myth," reading Wavelength zines and eating farm fresh corn on the cob.
Mind altering work of art:
Having had a fair share of mind altering experiences I'll pick the first that comes to me for whatever reason.... Flying Saucer Attack, Rural Psychedelia
Most memorable/inspiration gig and why?
Opening for Sam Prekop in Montreal. Warm and fuzzy and a truly memorable experience
What should everyone shut up about?
I might get in trouble for this, but enough about The Beatles!
Your greatest strength/weakness:
Your vital daily ritual:
Fruit and vegetables
Lots of pleasures - no guilt
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Starting my own clothing line.
Your most memorable day job:
My current job building props at Young People's Theatre
Best/worst advice received:
Best: do unto others as you would have them do unto to you.
Worst: don't move in with that guy.
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
An alternative school or summer camp. Anything that makes growing up easier or helps kids find their niche.
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
A certain skinny little ass
What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed? And have you?
Bad timing might get you the boot
What I think of Canada I think:
Driving and more driving and big rigs in the rear view mirror.
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Thinking about it, the similarities outweigh the differences...both will lift your spirits no matter how bad your mood and each often inspires the other.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
Years ago, going to the ball with Prince Edward
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
I'm sure she could make a few suggestions but basically if I'm happy, she's happy!