Tegan and Sara The Exclaim! Questionnaire
Published Oct 01, 2000Who are you?
Twin teen sensations Tegan and Sara.
What are you up to?
Avoiding getting real jobs at any cost.
Hometown and current HQ:
Calgary, AB, but Sara's parole officer advised us to move to Vancouver, which is where we now reside.
MTV, Nelly Furtado and ourselves.
Mind altering work of art (not your own):
Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ, Bruce Springsteen
Most memorable/inspirational gig and why?
Opening for Kinnie Starr, Veda Hille and Oh Susanna. Neil Young & the Pretenders ran a close second ? they all make me want to watch and not play.
What should everyone shut up about?
Ellen and Anne Heche breaking up ? who gives a shit, people break up all the time.
Your greatest strength/weakness:
Strength: Cute bums. Weakness: Cute bums.
Your vital daily ritual:
Sleep, Coca-Cola, rock'n'roll and a little Jann Arden.
Mexican chili chips.
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
A grocery clerk in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Your most memorable day job:
None are worth mentioning.
Best/worst advice received:
Don't read your own press.
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Women's rights, or anything to do with kids.
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Sara and I don't discuss that sort of thing when each other is around. That's incest and we have to share a bed sometimes.
What personal trait would make you kick someone out of your band? And have you?
When they look like me, act like me, play like me, and they could be my twin.
When I think of Canada I think:
Canadians fuckin' rock Americans any day of the week.
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Yeah, one you do naked, the other people picture you naked.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
Riding a rollercoaster at the CNE with Chrissie Hynde and Eddie Vedder.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
She wished we would move home and let her play drums with us.