A few spins of any Joel Plaskett recording is enough to provide deeper insight into the Nova Scotia singer-songwriter’s creative genius. Our Proust Questionnaire might shed a little more light on the multi-award winning mind behind Down at the Khyber, Ashtray Rock, Three and his newest work, Scrappy Happiness, scheduled for release on March 27.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Living in a country at war, and thankfully I've never experienced it
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Food on the table, my family and a nice summer night
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Red wine is pretty awesome
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Magnum, PI was my favorite show as a kid
Who are your favorite characters in history?
King Tut seems pretty legendary. So do Jesus, Albert Einstein, Mississippi
John Hurt and Bill Putnam
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Changes daily. Today it's Lee Dorsey
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
A good sense of humour
Your favorite occupation?
Private investigator's secretary
Who would you have liked to be?