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The silly and sleepless Mistress McCutchan, otherwise known in the real world simply as Laura, created Morbid Outlook in August of 1992, while still a gothling in high school.

She is a full-time, senior web designer, DJ, and director of The Serpentina North Ensemble. She is vegan, but not one of the pushy ones. When not on the road or working like a maniac, she can be found becoming one with the couch, especially if Three’s Company is on.
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Ten Questions with The Damned
Mistress McCutchan
I really enjoy music, but it doesn’t necessarily mean I want to read about it. If you think band interviews/reviews are a tedious read, try writing one! I thought it would be much more interesting to gain insight on the people behind the music with just ten little questions, straight from the artists to you...

1) Chocolate or vanilla?
Dave Vanian: Chocolate (No Contest)
Captain Sensible: Can I have both?
Patricia Morrison: chocolate
Pinch: savory not sweet
Monty Oxy Moron: Rum & Raisin
2) Do you have any pets and what are they?
Dave Vanian: Pubert cat
Captain Sensible: I had 2 rabbits but a fox got ’em...
Patricia Morrison: Pubert cat
Pinch: 2 cats
Monty Oxy Moron: Tiny insects that like to live in my books.
3) Favourite place to visit?
Dave Vanian: Home
Captain Sensible: that hill above Montmatre in Paris, great in the evening
Patricia Morrison: The US on Halloween– this year it was New Orleans
Pinch: Bed
Monty Oxy Moron: Cornwall
4) Favourite article of clothing?
Dave Vanian: A Good Frock coat
Captain Sensible: My vegetarian Doc Martens from Vegetarian Shoes, Sydney St, Brighton
Patricia Morrison: PVC corset
Pinch: Balaclava
Monty Oxy Moron: Birthday Suit
5) Favourite piece of art?
Dave Vanian: Lady of Shalot/Turner designs for Triumph
Captain Sensible: the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea
Patricia Morrison: The Deat of Chatterton-Wallis
Pinch: Graffiti
Monty Oxy Moron: Chagall’s Stain glass works
6) If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?
Dave Vanian: What do you want me to be!?
Captain Sensible: Scooby Doo
Patricia Morrison: A cross between Morticia Addams & Bugs Bunny
Pinch: Catdog
Monty Oxy Moron: i am a cartoon character
7) What are you most likely to be doing at 3 am?
Dave Vanian: Watching an old B movie or thriller or classic horror or...
Captain Sensible: Surfin!
Patricia Morrison: Worrying
Pinch: Smoking
Monty Oxy Moron: Being punished for snoring
8) Age you lost your virginity?
Dave Vanian: 15
Captain Sensible: Oy– Don’t get personal ya scabs
Patricia Morrison: 18
Pinch: 15
Monty Oxy Moron: Sadly, 25
9) What piece of advice would you give to a teenager?
Dave Vanian: Keep an open mind.
Captain Sensible: Throw away your tv and read some books.
Patricia Morrison: Laugh a lot and enjoy your life
Pinch: Never Grow up, Never turn down a free drink.
Monty Oxy Moron: “Save some good stuff for later” and “It’s not always as serious as it seems”
10) What are you most proud of to date?
Dave Vanian: Overcoming inadequacies from time to time.
Captain Sensible: Being involved in the making of some great records including the Damned’s latest, “Grave Disorder”. Getting off me arse and demonstrating against the bomb, apartheid, clause 28, Thatcher, the internal combustion engine, etc. and spreading a little bit of joy around the planet.
Patricia Morrison: Being in the Damned and on Grave Disorder
Pinch: My Endurance.
Monty Oxy Moron: Nothing hopefully, Keep ego small.
More information about The Damned’s latest, Grave Disorder, can be found at their official website.