Jon Gauthier The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Jon Gauthier plays in Sectorseven. Their new self-titled album was recently released on Sonic Unyon Records.

Current fixations:
Her name is Sylvie.

Mind-altering work of art:
Trigger Happy, "I'll shut up when you fuck off."

Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
Opening for Trigger Happy in London ON. Word spread around the club about a massive piece of shit that was left unflushed in the men's washroom. Al Nolan (vox) picked it out of the toilet and proceeded to show everyone while throwing the horns. That's Frank Zappa and Ozzy territory.

What has been your career high and low?
High: 2000 Much Music Video Awards nomination.
Low: they aren't low points, just learning experiences.

What should everyone shut up about?
The whole world of professional baseball has to shut the fuck up.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
People who need food.

What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
Honesty. It's as good as it is frustrating, but essential to me.

What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
Band member or girlfriend, if it isn't working, don't waste your time, just move on.

When I think of Canada I think:
The best country in the world.

What is your vital daily ritual?
Practice guitar and write.

How do you spoil yourself?
Usually by spoiling her first.

What was your most memorable day job?
Construction, it'll toughen up anyone.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Doing something I hate. I don't really like much else.

What is your greatest fear?
Sharks.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To swim like a dolphin so the sharks can't get me.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
A smile, it can speak volumes from the right lady.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Clearly a difference. I don't want millions of people listening to me, or watching me in the bedroom.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
I found the Much Music Video Awards experience strange. I was hitting on the lady from Aqua, I literally bumped into her and started talking. That didn't last long as you can imagine. She doesn't know what she's missing though.

Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
My late father. I'd be serving beer.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
My mother is 110 percent behind my music career.