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SUGAR RAT--music to resist by
lorrie started sugar rat with her pet rat, kurt.
she herself was born in the year of the rat.

why the name sugar rat?
there is a rat temple in India--Karni Mata Temple in Desnok, Rajasthan--where rats are considered very holy. they are called "kabas" and are believed to be the incarnations of storytellers. if they run over your feet, this is very auspicious. people bring the rats sugar balls as offerings.

lorrie has been writing songs in support of RAWA (the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) since 1998. One of her songs, she is proud to say, is posted on their website at

lorrie has been arrested 6 times as a member of ACT UP in Washington, D.C. otherwise, she is extremely punctual.

Sugar Rats love PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). you can get "Rats Have Rights" bumper stickers for $1.00 at PETA's online store: