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Iconoclast: Profile + Interview

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Iconoclast: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Music, football and family

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m a family man, musician, coach, loyal friend and terrible golfer

Why do you do what you do?

I can’t see myself not playing or writing music, so as many of my peers have stopped, I might as well keep going.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

When I was 17 I performed my first gig and the thrill of creating and performing still exists today.  Some gigs are better than others but I do catch myself often while playing shows giddy at the fact that we’re still at it.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Maintaining a balance in your life while trying to fulfill a child’s dream is daunting, but anyone who I create art with and supports that art has helped me along the way.  I may not ever sell any records but in my opinion I’ve been as about as blessed as can be.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

The guys I’m playing with inspire me each time we get together.  Sometimes I want to kick them in the shins but at the end of the day what we do on stage is kick ass.  Not sure if I’ve inspired anyone directly but people have our logo tattooed on their body. Nuff said.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Never agree to swap a show with bands from other towns unless they book their end of the bargain first.  Assholes.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Continue to write and eventually record our 4th release, hopefully by the fall we’ll have it out.  Tunes are heavy in subject matter and in volume.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Laugh a lot, enjoy yourself and others, volunteer in your community, love your friends and family and probably most importantly- don’t be a dick.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Life is short, eat a shawarma.

Iconoclast: Profile

Full name

Marc Bourgon

Age

Old Spice

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Vanier, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

French Canadian/ Newfoundland

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Historian

How long have you been doing it?

15 years

Fav Song

Carouselambra by Led Zeppelin

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Led Zeppelin, Big Wreck, Rival Sons are high on my list right now

Fav Movie

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Fav Actor/Actress

Steve Martin

Fav Clothing brand

Jeans and a t-shirt, no brand

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer/Dancer/choreographer

Too many to mention

Fav Sport to watch

Football

Fav Sport to play

Football

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