Not too long ago, I received an email from Amber, a Shock Treatment fan who was very enthusiastic. I asked her if she would like to be our next Miss Mental Health, the first one to honor the 25th anniversary of the film, and she was delighted. Much to my surprise, she sent me a private recording of her singing a Shock Treatment song, and I must say, she is quite good. Here's what she had to say...
I'm just writing to say how much I appreciate the Shock Treatment website. It's so hard to find such an in-depth dedicated to the film, much less one that puts it in a positive, worth-seeing light.
The main purpose of this e-mail is to apply for Ms. Mental Health. I think I should be considered for this because I absolutely love ST and am what you might like to call a "fangirl". First I started off as a Rocky Horror fan and then had the luck to hear some of the music from ST. I really wanted the CD, so I trekked to many different stores, finally finding a single copy in Barnes & Noble. After listening to the soundtrack countless times, I knew I wanted the movie. So, I tracked down one of the few places in the city that sold the movie anymore and bought it. It was love at first sight. I even loved the movie box it came in. Then I actually viewed the movie and could not get enough.
I don't have much in terms of ST memorabilia, but I'm always looking. Basically, I try to get my friends to become Shocky fans. I keep "Lullaby" on my phone at all times and usually make people listen to it. I've even converted a few of the songs into karaoke tracks and recorded my own versions of ST songs to let people listen to (after the originals, of course!)- namely "Lullaby" and "Looking For Trade". It's weird how much my voice sounds like Nation's on "Lullaby". One of the biggest compliments I've gotten lately is that a few of my friends seem to think I look like Patricia Quinn a little bit. I think they must be blind, but still. That made my day, and my mom seems to see the resemblance as well. I hope one day to get to perform in a shadowcast for ST, preferably as Nation. I've seen the movie many times- I'm almost scared that I'll wear out the VHS!
I'm also really good, mentally. So...all the more reason why I should be considered for Ms. Mental Health! I hope my application was to your liking. Enclosed with my application is a picture of me and a file of me singing "Lullaby". I hope you enjoy it, and thank you for your time!