Maestro The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Maestro The Exclaim! Questionnaire
Who are you?
Maestro

What are you up to?
Just dropped my new album Ever Since.

Hometown and current HQ:
Scarborough

Current fixations:
Watching scantily clad women, reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki, just discovered cappuccino (I am hooked!)

Mind altering work of art:
M.O.P Warriors

Most memorable/inspirational gig? And why?
Public Enemy, 1989, Ottawa. The energy level was unmatchable.

What should everyone shut up about?
Eminem vs. Canadian border.

Your greatest strength/weakness:
Strengths: personality (so I am told), passion for what I am doing. Weakness: organisation.

Your vital daily ritual:
Prayers

Guilty pleasure:
I feel no guilt for pleasure.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Playing football or producing.

Your most memorable day job:
Wizards (now Just Desserts), that's where Farley (manager) and I first met.

Best/worst advice received:
Best: "Keep doing your thing," Quincy Jones Worst: "Don't go to university," high school guidance teacher

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Nelson Mandela

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
My girlfriend.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed? And have you?
Inadequate performance. Have I ever kicked someone out of bed for it... Nah, but don't push it.

When I think of Canada I think…
Beer, hockey, rock'n'roll and chicken wings.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Of course, the two hit different emotions and music isn't always physical.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
Gene Simmons at the Four Seasons; he tried to pick up my date.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Doctor, lawyer, accountant, steel pan player... basically anything but a rapper.