And to think, Spoons might never have started if Gord Deppe had become an architect.
Still touring and about to release a new album, “New Day New World” in March, Deppe and bassist Sandy Horne stopped by to chat with Michael and Alan during the Music Fan Expo in Mississauga.
In celebration of both the new album and the band’s upcoming 40th anniversary, Deppe and Horne discussed some of their touring memories, including a tour with Survivor and the Human League that ended with bunny outfits and a mini Stonehenge.
There was also the time that Spoons opened for Flock of Seagulls in the 1980s: the crowd for Spoons was big and energetic, a boisterous mood that quickly dissipated when Flock of Seagulls came on stage without their trademark hairstyle and sounding far more industrial than their signature synth-pop sound.
Deppe has come full circle with the Flock, as it were, touring with them as a guitarist for more than a year.
Horne, meanwhile, is a legend in her own right: Not only was she one of the only female bassists for a major band in the 1980s, she’s the longest tenured Spector bassist, a line she was introduced to by Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers.
And speaking of the legendary virtuoso, Rodgers is responsible for several big moments in Deppe and Horne’s lives.
It’s also probably a safe bet that this will be one of Michael’s favourite interviews.
I was so taken aback that teenage crush Sandy Horne of @TheSpoons came back after our @geeksandbeats interview at #MusicFanExpo to give me a copy of Nova Heart that I totally forgot to ask her to autograph it. pic.twitter.com/RRONpfpbsb
— Michael Hainsworth (@hainsworthtv) January 26, 2019