Tuesday, October 20, 2009
HPX Preview: Q & A with Old Folks Home (Winnipeg, MB)
WHO: Shaun Gibson, drummer in Old Folks Home
WHAT: Adventurous Experimental Art-Pop
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, 10:00pm @ The Paragon Theater
#1 - What are you most looking forward to, coming to Halifax for the Pop Explosion?
I'm really looking forward to seeing all my Halifax friends and seeing all the incredible music the festival has to offer. Both Ricardo and I have been wanting to play this festival for years, so we're very happy that it worked out this time.
#2 - What's the first thing you will do when you get to Halifax?
Practice, haha. Then drink some Keith's and wander around downtown.
#3 - On a scale of one to delicious, how would you rate your interest in eating a donair while you're here?
I'm sure Ricardo would put that near the top of his list. In fact, he'd probably mention donair in your previous question. I'll probably stick with falafel.
#4 - If Old Folks Home could cover one song by any Halifax band (past or present), what would it be?
Wow, there would probably be much debate within the band about this. I would love to try a popped out version on Wintersleep's "Seach Party" or anything in the Jenn Grant catalogue. We just spent some time with Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bee's when they were in Winnipeg, so maybe we'd take on one of their songs. Rebekkah Higgs sings on a song on our record, so that might be a nice treat.
#5 - Halifax artist and/or album you're most likely to listen to on your roadtrip out East?
This isn't fair, I'm on a huge Halifax kick right now. Jenn Grant and Brian Borcherdt are on constant Ipod rotation, but I can't get enough of the new In-Flight Safety album. Also, I constantly loop the last half of the song 'Run Run Run' on the first disc of Joel Plaskett's album "Three." What the hell, it's a long flight. I have time for it all!
DOWNLOAD: Old Folks Home - I Hate Dell
Old Folks Home takes the stage Thursday at The Paragon Theater with Jenocide, Think About Life & Cadence Weapon. $12 advance, $15 at the door.