Published Mar 01, 2001Who are you? A student teacher, trying to be as conservative as possible. Students don't realise the inherent irony if I ever wear a tie.
What are you up to? Trying to get back into meditation, and learning to board.
Hometown and current HQ: Wolfville, NS
Current fixations: Chillout house and abstract expressionism.
Mind altering work of art (not your own): Anything by Rothko or Ad Reinhardt.
Most memorable/inspirational gig and why? Yo La Tengo anytime, though NYC this Spring was best: they're so real and unpretentious, yet super performers who are in love w/ what they're doing.
What should everyone shut up about?
No more complaining about the weather, no matter how bad it is. And no more asking how I get my protein. Sheesh.
Your greatest strength and weakness:
Strength: knowledge about nonexistence.
Your vital daily ritual: Best not to have rituals... They'll drag you down.
Guilty pleasure: drugs, occasionally.
If I wasn't playing music I would be: Cooking and eating decadent food.
Your most memorable day job: Cleaning fish on the assembly line for 12 hour night shifts.
Best/worst advice received:
The best advice is no advice. People need to think more.
I would drop everything to play a benefit for: Something anti-corporation or anti-TV.
What makes you want to take it off and get it on? Girls who wear ties.
What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you? No one is allowed to be loud and raucous in a cerebral and mellow set. We have. Many times.
When I think of Canada I think: We're so fucking lucky to be here, even though there's so fucking much to be pissed off about. At least our election ballots are cool.
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why? The main difference is that sex doesn't make for good background ambience during dinner, even if it's a first date. Sex is pretty in your face. Also bad sex is WAY more educational than bad music.
Strangest brush with celebrity: The guitarist from Curve bonked me on the head w/ his guitar at a Vancouver concert.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead? Nothing. She always says how I need to enter more contests... this one's for you, ma!