Meet our loveable warthog!
is a Wrthog in a bunny suit and acting all gopher like.
came in contact with music almost as soon as I was born. My
family loves music. Both my grandmother and great aunt were
in a church choir in Campbellton, New Brunswick where I was
first real concert was blink 182. It was also the concert that
opened my eyes to how amazing instrumentals could be. One of
the opening acts, a local ska band was missing their lead singer
at show time so they opened with a soft little number that blew
my mind. On that day, music was forever changed for me.
was a little frightened the first time I attended a DOG &
PONY Sound show. But then again, I think almost everyone is
their first time. The first venue I went to was Swizzles where
my uncle Terry (Coyote) was hosting with Dog. Being a regular
at Swizzles, he knew all the regulars, the inside jokes, the
pal names and so on. So, when he was "snow-belly posse'd"
he was already used to it, I on the other hand was in tears
with both laughter and terror.
took another two months before I had the courage to get up on
stage, grab a microphone and sing. I still remember my first
song, "Particle Man" by They Would Be Giants. I totally
tanked on the song but had such a great time that I put up another
song and have been ever since.
day Christopher (Dog) noticed I was watching closely as he ran
the shows. I asked questions and he answered them while I pulled
disks and watched him work the sound board. I wanted to learn
enough to ensure that if a host ever dropped dead while I was
at their show the karaoke would continue while the paramedics
took the corpse away. Christopher on the other hand thought
it might be better to give me proper training and make me an
official host. Who am I to argue with a good idea?