Emma Reid Binbrook, Ontario

Who are you? Emma Reid

What are you up to? School, OPIRG, missing my buses, occasional bouts of sleep and random acts of spontanaiety.

Hometown and current HQ: Binbrook (aka "where?")

Current fixations: Cornmeal muffins, The Weakerthans, soba noodles, Atom and his Package, organic mango tea.

Mind altering work of art (not your own):
The collective works of Jhonen Vasquez (JTHM, Squee, I Feel Sick, Bad Art Collection, Fillerbunny), Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans.

Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
Jello Biafra at Lee's Palace - I was just happy to get in (being 18), but it was great! He's always an inspiration.

What should everyone shut up about?
That whole election mess in the States.

Your greatest strength and weakness:
Weakness - a horrible, horrible singing voice.
Strength - not caring and belting it out anyway.

Your vital daily ritual:
Vitamin B12.

Guilty pleasure:
Listening to music at a much-too-loud volume.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:
I can't play music, so I guess I'd be where I am right now.

Your most memorable day job:
Canvassing for Greenpeace. I think I met some of the greatest and some of the worst members of the human race.

Best/worst advice received:
Best: You can make a difference in this world.
Worst: Why can't you just be normal?

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
OPIRG (if I could play music).

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
My girlfriend.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you?
Apathy. I don't have a band.

When I think of Canada I think:
Of being forced to stand for that horrible anthem "Oh Canada" at school.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Yes, but there are many similarities. Why do I think that they are different? Well, I can't play music (or is that a similarity...?)

Strangest brush with celebrity:
I've never met a celebrity. Isn't that strange?

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Tap dancing.