Emmet Matheson The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Emmet Matheson The Exclaim! Questionnaire
Current fixations:
Avoiding toque-head and frostbitten ears simultaneously, don't talk to me about earmuffs.

Mind-altering work of art:
Royal Trux, oeuvre (to get snotty).

Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
Royal Trux, the State, Oct. ‘98.

What has been your career high and low?
High: Paying bills through writing.
Low: Bending over for "the man."

What should everyone shut up about?
Jingoistic patriotism.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
CJTR-FM, 91.3, Regina Community Radio.

What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
Like: calves.
Dislike: thighs.

What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
If you wanna get down with me, you gotta be on the Vengabus.

When I think of Canada I think:
Comfortable distances.

What is your vital daily ritual?
Running for the 8:30 a.m. bus.

How do you spoil yourself?
Pinball marathons.

What was your most memorable day job?
Lumberjack with Katimavik in North of St. Agathe, PQ.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Washing dishes.

What is your greatest fear?
Getting caught.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
A driver's license.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Otis Redding.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Music is usually made in groups of three or more, while sex is usually just one person.

Strangest brush with celebrity:
Answered the phone at work (daily newspaper) and it was Peter Gzowski.

Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Myself at age 7, I'd serve me pizza, and try to figure out what went wrong.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Living somewhere other than her basement.