The single greatest living Canadian since Stompin’ Tom, who loudly and proudly celebrates a Date of Birth once again on July Five, answers:

  1. “Munsters” or “Addams Family”: Which one’s for you, and Why?

Well, Munsters of course, since Yvonne De Carlo (Lily!) was born in my hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  1. Who in the world, living or dead, would you most like to play a game of “Twister” with?

I dunno. But who cares about me! Little Richard played Isy’s Supper Club in Vancouver in 1968!

  1. How many Sid King & The Five Strings records do you own?

Gary, I don’t know who Sid King & The Five Strings are! Please, oh please tell me, Nardwuar the Human Serviette, who Sid King & The Five Strings are:

[ well, Nardwuar, simply check out my piece on ’em in Visible Ink Press’ Music Hound Rock: The Essential Album Guide, OK? And/or contact the very good folk over at Norton Records ]

  1. Got any good Brian Wilson stories?

No, Gary. Please inform us, again. Yeah, tell us about Brian Wilson’s RAP album! I know he did a good rap album.

[ NO comment! ]

  1. “Ginger” or “Mary Ann”: Which one’s for you, and for How Long?

Mary Ann, cuz she appears in a video by the band Squirtgun for the song, called strangely enough, “Mary Ann”. Squirtgun features a guy called Mass, who also played in a band called The Potatomen with a guy called Larry Livermore who saw the Sex Pistols at Winterland and The Syndicate Of Sound kick it out in Detroit! Interestingly enough, I once interviewed Gilligan. Check the interview out.

  1. What single song, living or dead, do you most wish you’d written… and Why Didn’t You?

The Counts from Seattle circa 1964 and their toon “Turn On.” Check it out here.

  1. Whose Farfisa organ would you most like to be reincarnated as?

The Farfisa for the Five Canadians, a 1960’s group from… Texas. Yes, the Five Canadians were from Texas. Huh? They took the name because their manager believed (read carefully) “a band that people THOUGHT were from Canada would get more airplay.” Genius.

  1. In 2000 words or less, Your Hopes, Aspirations and Goals, musical and otherwise, for your life and your country?

I just want everyone to smile, and I love cheese. Doot doola doot doo…


Gary appears here whenever he wants

DBAWIS_ButtonGary Pig Gold may have grown up in Port Credit, run away to Hamilton to join his first rock ‘n’ roll group, hung out with Joe Strummer on his first-ever night in the UK, returned to T.O. to publish Canada’s first-ever rock ‘n’ roll (fan)zine, run away again gary pig gpld facong leftto Surf City to (almost) tour Australia with Jan & Dean, come home again to tour O Canada with that country’s first-ever (authorized!) Beach Boys tribute band …but STILL, he had to travel all the way back to the USSR to secure his first-

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