Conducted on 2/9/98
by Mike C.
Well kids, here we have the second interview with The "Great" Kat. You might remember me stating that this was going to be a 3 part interview. I tried for the third time through e-mail and had asked her questions concerning her attitude problem with certain people, Ďzines, and the metal scene in general. Needless to say, she never responded, so this is going to be my last interview with The "Great" Kat. In case your wondering who Tony is, I went under a different name and tried acting more "awake" for her to see if I could actually get somewhere with her. As you will read, no luck. I hope you enjoy.
The Outcast: Yeah, is the "Great" Kat there?
Kat: This is.
The Outcast: Yeah, this is Tony from Extreme Ďzine magazine.
Kat: Yeah, whatís up?
The Outcast: Ah, not much, how ya doiní?
Kat: Well whatís up, whatís going on?
The Outcast: Not much.
Kat: Well what do you want?
The Outcast: I want an interview.
Kat: Okay, so go, what are the questions?
The Outcast: When did The "Great" Kat come into existence? (At this point I thought I was actually going to accomplish the interview.)
Kat: When did the "Great" Kat.. Well first of all, my first question to you is this. Have you heard the "Guitar Goddess" CD?
The Outcast: Yes, I sure have.
Kat: How did it make you feel?
The Outcast: Very extreme. (How did I ever keep from laughing?)
The Outcast: Because of the way you play.
Kat: So what did it do for you?
The Outcast: What did it do for me? (It totally changed my life.)
The Outcast: Um, well... (What was I supposed to say?)
Kat: Whatís the difference between my music and any other music? What kind of music do you listen to?
The Outcast: I listen to a lot of styles, but mainly metal.
Kat: Like what?
The Outcast: Death metal, speed, etc...
Kat: Like what bands?
The Outcast: Death, Obituary, Kreator, Skyclad, etc.
Kat: Whatís the difference between The "Great" Kat.. (She talked so fast here that I couldnít understand it on the tape.).. genius and that shit?
The Outcast: Um, you play with a violin and you have more of a classical influence.
Kat: Okay, but whatís the difference of how it makes you feel? The "Great" Kat is taking classical music, cyber driving it, energizing it, and bringing it to your fucking brain. What are they doing?
The Outcast: Actually, that brings up a question....
Kat: I want to know what the difference is. See, whatís your name again?
The Outcast: Tony.
Kat: If you canít explain to your readers there.. what city is this?
The Outcast: Springfield, IL.
Kat: If you canít explain to your readers in Springfield and the rest of the country what the difference is between my extreme guitar virtuosity, shredding violin genius and cyberspeed masterpiece classical unbelievable powerful music and the rest of the morons, drug inducing, masturbating inducing, be a looser, be a jerkoff, what the difference is. If you canít explain it, then theyíre not going to understand it, because obviously my 180 IQ is not getting into some of those fuckers in Springfiled, THEY MUST WAKE UP! You explain it to them.
The Outcast: Um, but my opinion and your opinion...
Kat: No, I want your opinjmy time.
The Outcast: Then whatís the point of the whole interview then if... (she never lets me finish my sentences.)
Kat: Whatís the point to the interview? You donít get it? The point of the interview, and Iím going to answer you one question because obviously you donít understand. The point of the interview is one simple point, TO WAKE YOU UP! If Iím not waking you up, then youíre too stupid to understand cyberspeed, which means your readers are way below that. So they wonít get it in a thousand years. If Iím dealing with you whoís in the 16th century, youíre readers are in the 13th century. So I must wake you up first! Now, have you woken up?
The Outcast: Iím wide awake, Iím fine.
Kat: Then whatís the difference? When you answer my question, weíll move on.
The Outcast: The difference between your music and the..
Kat: And the rest of the garbage out there that encourages you to be a suicidal loser.
The Outcast: You think Iím a suicidal loser?
Kat: It encourages everybody to be a suicidal loser. Are you a graduate violin virtuoso, guitar virtuoso, systematically changing the face of classical music like I am? Because if you are man, tell me and Iíll have respect for it.
The Outcast: No, Iím sure not.
Kat: Well, no one else is doing what Iím doing, so I have respect for what Iím doing. After six years at the Julliard School, graduating with honors, going into this bullshit metal shit (Then why are you involved in the metal scene? - 2004 - Mike) where the average IQ is a 20, and having to wake up everybody thatís sitting around masturbating, taking drugs, drinking, smoking, and letting the world go by, thatís the mentality I have to deal with, so when so when you understand...
The Outcast: Are you stating youíre better than everyone else?
Kat: What do you think?
The Outcast: Sounds like it to me.
Kat: Do you think Iím better than everybody?
The Outcast: I believe everyone is born with the same potential. It's just the way you choose to live your life.
Kat: So in other words, Iím the same as the asshole next door who jerks off (Hopefully she doesnít have to jerk-off. - Mike), drinking a beer, smoking, who didnít go through the vicious pain of practicing 12 hrs a day since they were 7 years old? (Boo hoo, cry me a river. - Mike) They didnít do that. They were out playing with their friends and getting high. No, they didnít go through thousands of auditions, and go through all that pain. They didnít go through all the abuse and get attacked, get threatened because they were female. So you think theyíre the same as me, thatís a massive insult to me!
The Outcast: So you donít think that they have the same.. (She never letís me finish!!!!!)
Kat: Do you think that is the same as to what Iím doing?
The Outcast: To what youíre doing?
Kat: If you think theyíre equal to me, then youíre living in a religious world.
The Outcast: Religious world?
Kat: In a religious world where God says everyone is created equal. Everyone is created in their own way, the way they want to create it. (Wasnít that the exact same thing I said previously? - 2004 - Mike) If I want to be a genius itís because Iím working my balls off (Yes folks, she just said she had balls. - Mike), 24 hours a day to be it, okay, now if you Tony, in Extreme Ďzine magazine, want to get out there and be a genius and be better than the rest of the world, then you can do it. (Arenít I already? He, he - Mike) If you donít want to do it and want to say youíre just as equal as the rest of the loserís, then thatís what you will be. Thatís the plain fact, if you canít understand that, youíre an idiot!
The Outcast: You like calling a lot of people idiots donít you?
Kat: And you like being a fucking idiot, right? (Insane laughter, I couldnít believe this woman. - Mike) Hereís a question and youíre going to answer the question, otherwise youíre making fun of my high genius and my outstanding music. Hereís the question; what is the difference between my cyberdriving, energizing music and the rest of the worlds drugged out, masturbating shit? Whatís the difference?
The Outcast: Your "music" is faster and a lot shorter.
Kat: No, you donít get it. Iím going to explain to you what the difference is. Classical music is compressed music, do you listen to classical?
The Outcast: Nope.
Kat: Why not?
The Outcast: Iíve never found interest in it.
Kat: YOUíRE AN IDIOT! You donít listen to Beethoven?
The Outcast: No.
Kat: Man, that just shows the mentality you have. First of all, Beethoven...what your problem is, is that you grew up in a family or in a school or your friends say that classical music is boring, because theyíre trained to listen to Prong or shit like that, that is absolutely boring alright. Now, what you have to do, youíre going to buy Beethovenís CD, choose one song, put it on for 3 seconds and then youíre going to turn it off. Then youíre going to educate your brain little by little. Put it on for another 3 seconds, and I dare you, I fucking dare you, if that doesnít energize your brain more than anything else out there, then you can personally call me and tell me Iím wrong, and that would be a lie, because Beethoven, the complexity, the power, the genius, the viciousness, is way more vicious than any bullshit death garbage that you listen to. Beethoven is a lot more brain exciting. See, youíre used to listening to garbage that makes you want to be a loser. Iím used to listening to stuff like Beethoven, Mozart, stuff that Einstein listened to man. I bet Einstein didnít listen to that garbage youíre used to listening to. People that are geniuses listen to mind inducing genius stuff. Do you understand what the difference is?
The Outcast: I understand what the difference is... (I was truly starting to get pissed off. - Mike)
Kat: "Blah, blah, blah.." (Couldnít understand what she said. - Mike)
The Outcast: Excuse me?
Kat: WAKE UP! www.greatkat.com, have you seen the web-site?
The Outcast: No, I sure havenít.
Kat: Why not?
The Outcast: The only access I have to a computer is my friends and I...
Kat: Ah, give me a break Tony. I hate to tell you and I know youíre going to be massively insulted, but until you get a computer, youíre a moron, simple as that. Youíre not understanding where Iím coming from, thatís why weíre fighting here. All this crap, doing a phone interview is an asshole lie. (What? - Mike) 90% of my interviews are on e-mail at this point. Because youíre not updated enough, and not intelligent enough to get out there and compete against the 4 year old Japanese that are on computers right now, that means youíre an idiot and youíre pretty much wasting my time. Hereís what weíre going to do. Youíre going to check out the web-site, if you want more details, you can e-mail me.
The Outcast: Well, can I ask you a question?
The Outcast: How come youíre so narrow minded?
Kat: Youíre narrow minded! Until you get into the 21st century with the information super highway, youíre totally fucking narrow minded. You have no clue to what Iím talking about man. You could go on the internet and check out the millions and millions of bytes and information of web sites, and itís pathetic you donít you donít even have a web-site yourself. Do you know how many millions of web-Ďzines that are out there competing with you and blowing you away because they have web-sites? You make me sick. Donít give me any bull about narrow mindedness. Go get your own web-site like I have, then weíll talk narrow minded, alright?
The Outcast: You have a one sided view on things.
Kat: Yeah, and my side is right, because my side is the side of the 21st century, not the 16th century and I have to put up with all you idiots.
The Outcast: Man, fu... (click)
As you may have noticed, I wasnít even able to get a cuss word in. She hung up on me right before I was able to finish my anger-filled comment. I was never able to get a word in and she never let me finish the questions I wanted to ask. Has everyone else out there whom has interviewed her had this problem with Mrs. Psycho-speed-freak, or just me? What really confuses me about her is the cover to "Bloody Vivaldi" where she is bathed in blood. To me that picture is promoting death and maybe even suicide, things, according to the "interview", she was against. Iím not really sure if this "interview" truly represents her mentality, or how she views the world, or the metal scene, but if all of these comments/remarks about everything we discussed are truly who she is, then the only thing I have left to say about her is that she must have lost her mind at Julliard, at an early age, trying to be #1, but if this is all just her gimmick as an entertainer, then.. as I always say, to each their own.