Ryan Brown Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Who are you? Ryan Brown, drummer for the punk ass punk rock band, the SOFA KINGS! (www.angelfire.com/pe/sofakings)

What are you up to? Going to school, drinking lots of beers and living the good life.

Hometown and current HQ: Hometown: Richmond PEI, right now: St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Current fixations: Freddie Prinze Jr, he is just dreamy.

Mind altering work of art (not your own): That "Who Let the Dogs Out" song... It's given my life a whole new meaning.

Most memorable/inspirational gig and why? The Retard Barn in Richmond PEI... We didn't suck!

What should everyone shut up about? How amazingly attractive I am. It's not that I don't appreciate it, but when I get phone calls in the middle of the night...

Your greatest strength and weakness: My rugged good looks and boyish charm. Sometimes it feels like a curse... sigh.

Your vital daily ritual: Sleep... that's about it.

Guilty pleasure: Whitesnake.

If I wasn't playing music I would be: Bustin' heads with my homies.

Your most memorable day job: Pumpin' gas.. One day a guy came in and yelled obscenities at the elderly woman behind the counter for a good 15 minutes because she wouldn't let him make a long distance phone call.

Best/worst advice received: Best: "Don't pick at that." - my mom, age 6. Worst: "Hey, let me drive." - my friend, age 16. (one ditch later...)

I would drop everything to play a benefit for: Tony Danza... He'll always have a special place in my heart.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on? Waffle irons.

What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you? Can't actually play an instrument, and don't like them. And yes.

When I think of Canada I think: Igloos, beavers and the Queen. And Tom Jackson!

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why? You've obviously never had sex with a bass drum.

Strangest brush with celebrity: I made eye contact with Dorothy from the Golden Girls across a crowded ballroom and it was love at first sight. We ran upstairs for a wild night of passionate... oh wait, that was a dream I had.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead? Operating a llama farm in Saskatchewan.