Joe Dicker Essex, Ontario

Who are you?
Joe Dicker.

What are you up to?
Filling out this survey.

Hometown and current HQ:
Northridge in Essex County.

Current fixations:
Collecting free CDs from magazines.

Mind altering work of art (not your own):Elvis Costello - King Of America.

Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
Tom Waits at Massey Hall the Frank's Wild Years Tour. If you have to ask why it's to hard to explain.

What should everyone shut up about?
The weather.

Your greatest strength and weakness:
I hardly ever talk about the weather. I procrastinate.

Your vital daily ritual:
A cup of coffee while checking e-mail.

Guilty pleasure:
Free internet porn.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:
I don't play music but if I did I would be a DJ.

Your most memorable day job:
Picture Framing.

Best/worst advice received:
Just take it. What's the worst that could happen to you? This works for both.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
The enviroment.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Girls with sleepy eyes.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you?
Being a bigger pain in the ass than I am. No (see #11).

When I think of Canada I think:
Of great self-depricating humour, along the lines of the Air Farce when they were on the radio.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
No.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
Bob Segarini once almost threw up on my shoes.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Pursuing a career and getting married.