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  • Source: The Edmonton Sun
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  • Date: 09-29-2002
Now and then, being in a famous band is like being stuck in an office too long. You need to get out and stretch your legs once in a while.

Bob Egan, slide player for Blue Rodeo, likes to wander across the country every so often - including a recent gig here - and he's even got a pretty solo album.

Blue Rodeo is playing the Jube Nov. 18, too. So get to know him!

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORT OR ACTIVITY? Bicycling.

WHERE IS YOUR HOME TOWN?
Toronto.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS OR PIERCINGS?
No, not yet.

YOUR FIRST KISS - WONDERFUL OR DISASTROUS?
It was amazing. It was in the sixth grade, she was the most popular girl in class. Evidently she had lost her mind.

WHERE'S THE WILDEST PLACE YOU'VE HAD SEX? WITH ANOTHER PERSON?
I would say in the middle of broad daylight in the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico, off Alabama.

NAME YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOK OR MOVIE.
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje and A Concise History of the World.

THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO - WHO, WHEN AND WHERE?
That would be the Grateful Dead, 1974, outside Des Moines, Iowa.

WHAT DO YOU WEAR FOR PYJAMAS?
Nothing.

IS THERE A PLACE IN THE WORLD YOU WANT TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE?
No, but it would be great to revisit some of the places, like Australia.

BEER AND PIZZA, OR CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR?
Beer and champagne.

IF YOU GET LOST, WILL YOU ASK FOR DIRECTIONS?
Yes.

WHICH HISTORICAL FIGURE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO SIT DOWN WITH?
Bobby Kennedy.

IS THERE A CELEBRITY WHO MAKES YOU GO WEAK IN THE KNEES?
Emmylou Harris. We've chatted.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOUR MOTHER OR FATHER EVER GAVE YOU?
"No son of mine is ever going to become a musician!"

WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE TV CHARACTER?
(ABC TV journalist) Cokie Roberts.

DO YOU HAVE A BAD HABIT YOU NEED TO QUIT?
I need to exercise more.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE ROOM IN THE HOUSE?
The kitchen.

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT INVENTION HAS MOST CHANGED OUR LIVES?
The printing press. I'm sucking up to you here.

WHEN YOU WALK INTO A DEPARTMENT STORE, WHAT SECTION DO YOU HEAD FOR FIRST?
I do love to wander through women's cosmetics. Really.

WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF BEING BOTH A SOLO ARTIST AND PART OF BLUE RODEO?
It's the best of both worlds. I have a wonderful organization, but I can go (bleep) off whenever I want.
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