Moxy appeared at the Iron Horse in Northampton, Massachusetts. More details about the show will be available soon.
Volume 2, issue 2, March/April 1997
10 or 20 Quirky Questions that we had the gall to ask one of our favorite performers
MOXY FRUVOUS Canada's Moxy Fruvous is comprised of four singer/songwriters who play a variety of instruments. Their music runs the gamut from poignant love songs to theatrical ditties to political and social satire. Their repertoire, which includes songs about Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Seuss, will make you laugh out loud. You can't help but have fun at a Moxy Fruvous show. Ask any of their fans, the Fruheads! Moxy's Jian Ghomeshi drew the short straw and had to answer our questions.
What prompted you to get involved in a musical career? Some horizons may be expanded, some sensibilities may be offended.
What's the first thing you do when you get to town when on tour? Get out of the Frubus and thank the stars that I'm not in Albany (unless I'm in Albany).
What CDs have been on your stereo in the past six months? I like Fleetwood Mac. I think they've got that "fresh" sound that everyone's looking for. Gotta love Fleetwood Mac. Lots of Fleetwood Mac. I like Fleetwood Mac.
What is the name of your pet(s)? Liberate all domesticated animals!
What are they? Liberate all domesticated animals!
What has been your proudest moment? Reading this Pete Seeger quote in Canada's national newspaper recently: "What a Moxy Fruvous?"
What is your greatest vice? Stealing fresh produce from independently owned corner stores that are just scraping by.
What are your three favorite places to play? The Iron Horse (Northampton); The Dark Horse (Atlanta); The Iron Dark Horse (Leningrad/St. Petersburg).
What is the most annoying question a reporter has asked you? What does Moxy Fruvous mean?
What is your dream car? The yellow VW Bug that Goldie Hawn drove down California Highway #1 to the tune of Barry Manilow's "Ready To Take a Chance Again" in the forgettable 70s comedy _Foul Play_.
What was your craziest pre-show fiasco? Having our van and all our instruments stolen before our biggest British gig in London.
If you weren't a musician, what would you be? Continuing to help Castro with this so-called "image problem" he has in the States.
What makes you laugh? The Simpsons, Dan Bern, Harry Hill.
What drives you nuts? Colonialism, Imperialism, and those big whitehead
pimples that last, like, a week.
Some other tidbits from the performance include: