Published Mar 01, 2001Who are you?
Justin Desmond Falardeau.
What are you up to?
Avoiding Studying for my EVIL EVIL finals. Attempting to pass my 3rd semester of my physics degree at U of Waterloo.
Hometown and current HQ:
Born in Ottawa, spent most of my life in Sydney Nova Scotia, now residing in Waterloo Ontario.
Ska, Beer, and avoiding record stores and bars so that I don't starve to death.
Mind altering work of art (not your own):
Paintings of the torturing in Cambodia during the rule of the Khmer Rouge.
Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
When I completed my life by going to see Jello Biafra's Spoken Word performance in Ottawa. The man is a genius.
What should everyone shut up about?
The American Election!!! I heard a political panalist on a show say that it was gonna cause problems for the whole world. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!
Your greatest strength and weakness:
Strength: Good at understanding people. Weakness: Can't say no to people.
Your vital daily ritual:
Two Sunnyside eggs, a fried tomato, homefries, two pieces of brown toast, and lots and lots of coffee. MMMMMMM!!!
Stealing Chocolate Cookies from my house mate when she isn't home.
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Studying or watching either The Simpsons, or Frasier.
Your most memorable day job:
Selling Kirby Vacuum Cleaners. Yes, I was a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman!
Best/worst advice received:
Best Advice: It's the little things that make the biggest difference. Worst Advice: Try to be like everyone else and you'll fit in just fine.
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Thigh High Nylons and Pig Tails.
What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you?
Changing around my songs without discussing it with me. My friend used to take a song that I wrote and change it, and give it back to me and say "I fixed it". I didn't kick him out, it was his band. I eventually quit.
When I think of Canada I think:
Americans without the rod up our asses, and without carbonated water called beer.
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Most people pick up an instrument to pick of chicks. So I guess that music is kind of a medium of getting to sex.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
In Guelph, in the most disgusting washroom I've ever seen, talking to the drummer from Samiam about the even more disgusting washrooms he has been in through the years.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Doing military stuff at RMC.