Winnipeg Free Press – Q/A on November 5th, 2011

Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION November 5, 2011

Doug Edmond

If your house were on fire, heaven forbid, what’s the one item contained within that you would try to take with you? (People, pets and computers not included.)

My grand piano. It is close to the front door… I would definitely try!
What’s the one clothing/fashion item you can’t live without?

My slippers. My kids say I’d wear them to gigs if I could. (And I have.)

What’s your favourite knick-knack and why?

I have these small (very cool) metal sculptures of a jazz trio doing their thing, because it reminds me of my band buddies.

What’s the oldest thing you own?

Heintzman Grand Piano (built and purchased by father’s family in the 1930s (which I had rebuilt in late 1990s by Stan Kroeker).
Describe your most beloved piece of furniture. My grandmother’s rocker-recliner, which we had in my kids’ nursery bedroom when they were babies. It was the place we read books, sang Dad songs and rocked my two children, Kate and Thom, to sleep each night.
Is there an edible item we’ll always find in your pantry or fridge?

Cream is always in my fridge for the excellent coffee from the special coffee beans in my pantry. The coffee must have cream!

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 5, 2011 (photo credits Phil Hossack)