Tom O'Connor Toronto, Ontario

Tom O'Connor Toronto, Ontario
Who are you?
Tom O'Connor

What are you up to?
Preparing Change of Heart tribute album for early 2001 release.

Current fixations:
Nationalism.

Mind altering work of art:
The cover of T-Rex's "Electric Warrior".

Most memorable/inspirational gig? And why?
You Am I, Lee's Palace, 1999. What rock ‘n' roll is all about!

What should everyone shut up about?
Snow.

Your greatest strength/weakness:
Positivity / Easily distracted

Your vital daily ritual:
Waking up.

Guilty pleasure:
Talk radio.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:
A lumberjack.

Your most memorable day job:
Prep cook at Red Lobster.

Best/worst advice received:
Best: Always have something to fall back on.
Worst: Get my mechanic friend who works in his barn, under the table, to put a motor in the van.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Big Brothers.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Lethal combo of wife and pints.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed? And have you?
Smoking and eating brussel sprouts. No.

When I think of Canada I think…
Change of Heart, Saskatoon, and snow-covered trees.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
I think Dale Morningstar put it best.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
Outside the Warehouse the bassist for Weezer tried to pick a fight with me.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
She wouldn't be happy with anything else.

"Changed – A Tribute to Change of Heart" is due for a Feb/March release with shows in Toronto. Featuring: Don Kerr, By Divine Right, Wayne Omaha, and Bionic.