Published Feb 01, 2000Who are you? Brent Mundy.
What are you up to? Touring with the Stones, lunching with Calvin Klein, eating the finest brie, and sipping champagne from a glass slipper.
Hometown and current HQ: Winnipeg, MB.
Current fixations: Finishing school.
Mind altering work of art (not your own):Jessamine - The Long Arm of Coincidence.
Most memorable/inspirational gig and why? Yo La Tengo/ Magnetic Fields @ First Ave, Minneapolis, MN June 1997. Ira Kaplan went into the most amazing spasms to get these wonderful sounds out of his guitar and Stephin Merritt joined them on stage to recite poetry during "Attack on Love". It inspired me to attack love.
What should everyone shut up about?
Me for Christ's sake!!!
Your greatest strength and weakness:
My greatest strength is my willingness to drop everything and play a benefit for monkeys. Oh! That's my weakness too!
Your vital daily ritual:
I have a frog named Chewbacca!
Guilty pleasure: Anything by Kandy...
If I wasn't playing music I would be: Ummmm... I don't play music.
Your most memorable day job:
I can't remember... I'm not much of a "day" person.
Best/worst advice received: "Drop everything to play that benefit for monkeys!"
I would drop everything to play a benefit for: Monkeys monkeys monkeys!!!!
Just the cute ones though...
What makes you want to take it off and get it on? Isn't that a little pointless? I mean why take "it" off if you're just going to get "it" back on again? Sheesh.
What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you? Ummmmmmm... Hey, I don't have a band. Who do you think I am?
When I think of Canada I think: Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why? Music is like all spiritual and stuff and like sex is all like interpersonalitlated and like they are similarial in some ways but like they are sorta not in... a... way... Sorry.
Strangest brush with celebrity: Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) passed me a joint at a post show party ca. 1993... It freaked me out.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead? Playing more benefits for those monkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!