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- Posted on Jan 28th 2009 4:30PM by Joshua Ostroff
On 'People Got a Lotta Nerve,' the upbeat new single off the sometime New Pornographers singer's upcoming solo album, 'Middle Cyclone,' Case -- who sings "But I'm a man eater/But still you're surprised when I eat ya" -- proudly takes the side of animals gone wild.
"On tour I spend a lot of time in hotels," Case explains to Spinner of the song. "I always watch TV on the treadmill, and so many times there'd be some horrible animal disaster -- somebody being mauled to death by a tiger or an elephant that rampaged. Those stories are so depressing, and the animal is always the one who gets murdered at the end. I don't know why people act so shocked. You got in the cage with the tiger, you were harassing it and then it f---ing killed you. It's a f---ing tiger. What the f--- were you thinking?"
Oh, but she's not done. "Then they shoot the tiger. That's hardly fair. It's a large predator. Or killer whales in zoos -- those things are supposed to swim 200 miles a day. It's like having a teenager and saying, 'OK, I'm gonna feed and clothe you, but you have to live in this refrigerator.' People say [zoos] are for the children, but why would you want your children to see sad, crazy animals?"
Just in case you think Case doesn't have a similar soft spot for domesticated animals, until February 3 her record label will donate $5 to Best Friends Animal Society every time a blogger posts 'Nerve.' "Best Friends took the Michael Vick dogs," Case points out. "That's a big deal because a lot of supposed animal welfare organizations like PETA -- who can blow me -- said you should euthanize the dogs immediately. But it's not the dogs' fault that they were fighting dogs -- they've been abused. Pit bulls are muscular and big, but they're not man-eaters."