Jim MacAlpine Calgary, Alberta

Who are you?
Jim MacAlpine, turfgrass manager.

What are you up to?
Trying to start bands, planning road trips.

Hometown and current HQ:
Halifax NS, currently in Calgary, SW, yo.

Current fixations:
Indian food, chicken wings.

Mind altering work of art (not your own): Mogwai's Ten Rapid.

Most memorable/inspirational gig and why? Fugazi in Halifax. Seeing the best made me get off my ass and do something.

What should everyone shut up about?
Napster.

Your greatest strength and weakness:
Persistence; stubbornness. Same thing , really.

Your vital daily ritual:
Coffee.

Guilty pleasure: James Brown, girl's underwear.

If I wasn't playing music I would be: Growing grass.

Your most memorable day job: Working in a funeral parlour and actually trying to go to school for it.

Best/worst advice received: Speak only when spoken to.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for: Single moms.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on? One or two beers.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you? Bad oral hygiene. No.

When I think of Canada I think: Winter.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why? No. It's rhythmic, gotta end sometime.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
Met Gordie Howe in a lawnmower shop.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead? Anything in Halifax.