Emmet Matheson Regina, Saskatchewan

Who are you?
Emmet Matheson, Music Ed. Regina's Prairie Dog bi-weekly, and creator of THIS MUSIC IS MY LIFE e-column.

What are you up to?
Fighting mounting unholy debt.

Hometown and current HQ:
Regina, SK.

Current fixations:
Waiting for pizza to arrive, being a shopping mall Santa.

Mind altering work of art (not your own):
Richard Meltzer's "A Whore Just Like the Rest".

Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
Royal Trux at the State, October 7 1998. It was me and about 12 other people, and the Trux didn't really care. They basically played to themselves and I got really drunk and hit on Merch Gal Deb.

What should everyone shut up about?
The money I owe them.

Your greatest strength and weakness:
Strength: my blind belief if my own greatness. Weakness: see above.

Your vital daily ritual:
Coffee, cigarettes, crossword.

Guilty pleasure: Playstation's Final Fantasy 8.

If I wasn't playing music I would be: Writing about it - hey! I am!

Your most memorable day job: Shopping mall Santa.

Best/worst advice received: Best and worst: quit your day job.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for: Women's Shelter.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on? Chris Whitley's album Perfect Day.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you?
Stealing my thunder.

When I think of Canada I think: 45 below today!

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Nobody wants to read about my sex life.

Strangest brush with celebrity: Shoulder checked Andy Garcia three times in one day as an extra on a movie.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Paying my own bills.