If there is one thing in this world, it is good food. A few more options down the line, however, good cabaret music eventually comes up. Not the needlessly dark tripe that seems to have riddled the genre, but the stuff that does what cabaret is supposed to do… y’know, entertain people. Perhaps I am a traditionalist in that regard, or perhaps I am just tired of listening to over-hyped crap. Either way, Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat are on the good side of cabaret music. Despite having a song entitled, well, I Hate Cabaret, their songs are nothing short of enjoyable. One caveat is that all their songs are not cabaret songs – Shake Your Dance Stick, for instance, sounds electro. I suppose it isn’t blasphemous for cabaret bands to play different kinds of music, but that doesn’t mean I have to listen to them! Both of these songs are great, and you probably don’t have to be a particularly discerning cabaret fan to agree.