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3×3: The Small Glories on Tiny Houses, Bigger Bungalows, and Doing Laundry on the Road

Jul 14, 2016

3x3: The Small Glories on Tiny Houses, Bigger Bungalows, and Doing Laundry on the Road

Artist: The Small Glories
Lastest Album: Wondrous Traveler
Cara: Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, now based in Winnipeg (17 years)
JD: Born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, now based in Winnipeg, MB (10 years)
Personal Nicknames:
Cara: When I was a kid, my family called me Cabbie or Fay (after a gaelic band Ne Caber Fay). At summer camp, I was nicknamed Folkster (kinda obvious!).  
JD: The guys in my band call me Couch. I never really agreed to it but …  My summer camp name was Spidey.  
Rejected bandnames (some are VERRRRY silly): The Dropouts, the Winsome Ones, the Tall Grass Truckers, Weevil Uprising, the Sunshine Alliance, Hawthorne and Sage, the Damn Sand Beavers, Sunshine Spirit People, Pluto's Still a Planet, the Urban Centre of Ontario

Who would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life?
Cara: Oooooh… Tina Fey!  Ha!
JD: A young Robert Goulet  🙂

If money were no object, where would you live and what would you do?
Cara: I would have tiny houses in myriad locations, along with a guest tiny house for people to stay in when they come to visit. I'd keep being a musician and music camp instructor and offer my guest tiny houses for anyone who needed some down time or a retreat of sorts.  
JD: I love where I live. I'd just make a bigger bungalow. I'd start a restaurant for the homeless where they could come and eat for free. I'd cook for people and make dainties, cinnamon buns, squares, cakes, and cookies. And I'd like to be one of the dragons on The Dragon's Den.

If the After-Life exists, what song will be playing when you arrive?
Cara: "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang. 
JD: "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum

How often do you do laundry?
Cara: On the road? Whenever I can.  Lucky, if it's once a week.  
JD: Twice a week. Depends if I'm at home or on the road. 

What was the last movie that you really loved?
Cara: Pride
JD: The Intouchables

What's your favorite TV show?
Cara: Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation
JD: The Walking Dead, Seinfeld, Vinyl

Morning person or night owl?
Cara: Ai yi, I would REALLY like to be a morning person  🙂
JD: Morning person

Who is your favorite Sanders — Bernie or Colonel?
Cara: Bernie, of course!
JD: Bernie!

Coffee or tea?
Cara: Coffee. Americano actually… 🙂  But I can also go for a nice Earl Grey tea.
JD: Coffee

Photo credit: Stefanie Atkinson

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