Mike Gruchy Manuels, Newfoundland

Who are you?
Mike Gruchy.

What are you up to?
School/work/bands.

Hometown and current HQ:
Manuels NF...just to the left of nowhere

Current fixations:
Tattoos, Brothers Keeper, great hair.

Mind altering work of art (not your own):
Frost's "Stopping by the woods..."

Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
Our show with Good Clean Fun in Halifax, summer 2000/ very inspirational, as I was moved to the verge of tears.

What should everyone shut up about?
The US elections.

Your greatest strength and weakness:
My hair/workload.

Your vital daily ritual:
Get up, go to school, come home, study, surf net.

Guilty pleasure:
Tea.

If I wasn't playing music I would be: An artist deprived of his tools.

Your most memorable day job:
I hate all of my current/past jobs.

Best/worst advice received:
"Don't park your car in another man's garage."

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Domestic violence.

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

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you?
Complacence...yes.

When I think of Canada I think:
If I was American I'd still hate the place.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
You dont have to stick around after a show.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
On camera...at work stealing chocolate bars.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
My mother is very proud.