The Skipperdees (twin sisters Emily and Catherine Backus) hail from Oak Ridge, TN, a town mentioned in the 1989 film Fat Man and Little Boy which featured Paul Newman with a mustache. They write sad songs but are happy people. They are Capricorns and vegetarians. Come say hey at theskipperdees.com. or find them in one of the seven Waffle House locations in their current home of Athens, GA. The ‘dees will be playing Eddie’s Attic > on Tuesday, September 4th at 8 pm.
THE SKIPPERDEES - Catherine Backus and Emily Backus
Students??? (Not really making a living doin’ the singin and strummin thing right now)
My companion animals (names and personality traits)
C: EMILY REFUSES TO LET CATS INTO OUR APARTMENT so we are petless.
E: Cats are vile, fickle creatures. I stand by my decision.
The movie that best represents me right now
C: I’m gonna go with Fried Green Tomatoes because I’ve really been trying to channel TOWANDA lately (also I will watch that film at any and all times you’
E: Mystic Pizza (I’m Kat, the frumpy dreamer) meets Drop Dead Gorgeous (I so badly want to be Allison Janney’s chain smoking Loretta)
Obviously, my favorite musical of all time is
E: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Catty is clearly wrong.)
The book that defined my childhood
C : To Kill A Mockingbird
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Thanks to ReelGrrls for pointing out this blogpost profiling women graffiti artists. And yes, I called them artists, so I guess you know where I stand on that for the most part. I’ll admit to being a bit obsessed with Banksy, and having spent many years in cities where graffiti was a part of my everyday landscape, I’m fascinated with the power of it, how it changes, who is doing it and why. So peruse the Women’s Media Center site and let them explain the difference between stall scribblings in the women’s bathroom versus the men’s. Btw, this cat’s paw is courtesy of NYC female graffiti artist Claw. Also btw, I happen to live with a cat named Cookie. So there you go.
Rumor has it this local street artist is a woman, but regardless, who doesn’t love Catlanta?