A Cat Named Virtute

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A Cat Named Virtute

Post by waywardson » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Hi Frank. Congrats on your awesome arena shows in the UK; it's been hella fun reading about them here on the US West Coast. And thank you for turning me on to this awesome Weatherkings song on your latest release. I'm going to see if I can work Virtute into the existing cat tattoo on my leg. Quick question: The follow-up by the Weatherkings left me extremely bummed out about poor Virtute's fate. Would it be cool for you to write a follow up? Vitutue and her dude really need to get back together!

Cheers!

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by frank » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:26 pm

Ha. Maybe. It's John's song tho..

* Weakerthans.
Shows? All of em.

"He's like an Uncle, I like him but I don't want to listen to him all day."

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by waywardson » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:15 am

I'd have some cool pics of this new tattoo text if I could figure out how to post them. A little help anyone? Thanks.

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by Bobstains » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:53 am

you need to host the pics somewhere (photobucket, flickr, etc) then post the link in between the two img tags

(img)insert link to image here(/img) use square brackets instead of round ones.

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by waywardson » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:20 am

Here it is; a cat now named Virtute. New text added to an old tattoo. Thanks for the help Bobstains.

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by waywardson » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:29 am

Hi Frank. The version I first heard, and he one I like best, is the one on the Polaroid Picture EP, mostly because I feel the last line (newly tattooed across my Achilles tendon, yowsers!) comes off way better as a refrain and not just the one time as in most versions. Which show was that from?

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by frank » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:09 am

It was recorded on Winnipeg at the end of last year.
Shows? All of em.

"He's like an Uncle, I like him but I don't want to listen to him all day."

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by greezy » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:02 am

I seriously need a third song about this darned cat. What happens to her?! I've been wondering for about four years now. Can you put the thumbscrews to the Weakerthans to release an album...or at least give you a song to play?
Relax. This won't hurt.

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by waywardson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:34 pm

"Frank Turner ‏@frankturner 3h
Someone synced audio and video of our live @theweakerthans cover, which is cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ4XL-p ... e=youtu.be"

Awesome! It was a pleasure. Glad you liked it :)

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by waywardson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:23 pm

ps I'm glad the copyright people let it stand. I synced your cover of Last Christmas with the original Wham video, mostly as a present for my friend Pasty, who introduced me to your music and has birthday on Christmas Day. That one got slapped down from youtube within twenty minutes on three different copyright infringements.

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by waywardson » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:12 pm

greezy wrote:I seriously need a third song about this darned cat. What happens to her?! I've been wondering for about four years now. Can you put the thumbscrews to the Weakerthans to release an album...or at least give you a song to play?
Here it is:

Virtute at Rest
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dsNjM_1MbQY

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by frank » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:45 am

The song "17th Street Treatment Centre" on the new record is part of the Virtute canon too. So you got two new ones.
Shows? All of em.

"He's like an Uncle, I like him but I don't want to listen to him all day."

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by waywardson » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:19 pm

frank wrote:The song "17th Street Treatment Centre" on the new record is part of the Virtute canon too. So you got two new ones.
Excellent, thanks for the heads up! Gonna give the album a proper listen tomorrow; today I'm binging on the mighty Murder By Death. I have to say the title of the final song gave me cause for concern. Looking forward to seeing you all on the same stages in January.

Cheers,
Steve

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by sara » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:29 pm

Wow, the lyrics to Virtute At Rest are amazing. I am both awestruck and in tears over this song right now. It's such an appropriate ending to the story.

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Re: A Cat Named Virtute

Post by NickSouthampton » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:56 am

Interesting interview here that mentions Virtute.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 05566.html
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