Christine Fellows The Exclaim! Questionnaire
Published Feb 01, 2002Singer/songwriter Christine Fellows, who hails from Winnipeg, MB, is currently touring in support of her new record The Last One Standing, on Six Shooter Records. For tour dates, see www.christinefellows.com.
Weird porn and deer hunting. At the same time.
Mind-altering work of art:
"L'ecole d'aviation" installation at Ace Art by Diane Landry.
Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
The Blu Chunks, with umluats over a few of those letters, at the Spectrum Cabaret in Winnipeg. Four people in attendance, staff included. The finest performance I have ever seen, included a flaming skateboard guitar.
What has been your career high and low?
Low: Being called "Australian" in Exclaim! magazine.
High: Right fuckin now. The world is in the palm of my hand. I am the greatest.
What should everyone shut up about?
The Weakerthans. Buncha sissies.
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
George Bush, Jr.
What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
Perhaps the last answer demonstrates my tendency towards mean sarcasm. This is probably a bad trait. I like my ability to drink heavily and then tell people what I really think.
What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
They generally fall out of their own accord.
When I think of Canada I think:
of a particular haircut.
What is your vital daily ritual?
I read my neighbour's mail and then carefully reseal it.
How do you spoil yourself?
I cook exotic animals. Mmmm. Tasty cheetah.
What was your most memorable day job?
Erie Wildlife Rescue Emergency Driver. Put maggoty seagulls in boxes on the 401.
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
What is your greatest fear?
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
The ability to ensure that everyone is compensated well for whatever it is they do. Am I getting paid for this?
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
I wish I knew.
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Oh for craps sake. I suppose it depends on who is performing.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
Defeated every member of the Rheostatics at arm-wrestling. If they say different, they're lying.
Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Hal Hartley, but what do Hal Hartleys eat? A nice broiled Marmoset? I'm good at that.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Probably wishes I wasn't answering these questions, so that someone would consider buying my record.