What's your favourite city in the world?
"Berlin because it is huge and grey and romantic and epic!"
"Barrymores in Ottawa, we have played there three times now and
love it there. It's an old theatre and the crowd in Ottawa always dance.
And they have a bubble machine!"
What's been the best gig you've seen? Where was
it and what made it so amazing?
"Diamanda Galas, Zion Church, Kichener ON. All the elements were
in place: the lighting, her drawn out entrance, the strobe-lights used
sparingly halfway through and her performance, the piano playing and
of course the singing."
Favourite music festival?
"Primavera, Barcelona. They are so nice there and they always have
good bands to see."
Favourite bar/pub in the world?
"A bar is a bar."
Favourite record shop?
"Princeton Record Exchange, in Princeton New Jersey. Lots of special
things to find in all their boxes of vinyl! And it's cheap!"
Favourite club night?
"Duckie, London, cause it's at the Vauxhall Tavern and they play
good music and the kids that run it are sweet."
Favourite art gallery/museum?
"Art metropole, Toronto, started by General Idea and they have
a lot of art multiples and books and good food at their openings. What's
not to like?"
"Babel, Berlin. The best fried haloumi I've had."
Favourite place to go shopping?
"By The Pound, Goodwill, Toronto, Canada. Recently relocated to
the suberbs (its original building demolished just this year), this
grand thrift store offered all clothing for $2.00 a pound."
Favourite place to get away from it all?
"A conscious dream state because it's all in the mind in the end."
Worst overseas hangover of the last five years
- where were you and what caused it?
"I don't really get hungover on tour, but the last time I was sick
from drinking was a year ago at home after a party."
Recommend one great thing about your hometown.
"Toronto Island, take the ferry there and then go to the beach.
Hanlan's Point is probably the best part."
Anywhere else in the world we should visit?
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