James Ehnes (James Ehnes)
If you think you know who James Ehnes is, think again.
If you weren't a musician, what would your profession be and why?
I know this makes me sound like a nine-year-old, but I would have wanted to be either a professional baseball player or an astronaut. Not the most easy professions to break into.
What are three things people may not know about James Ehnes?
1/ I have been reprimanded at four different major league ballparks for cheering too loudly for the home team
2/ I once worked (for a day) for Weird Al Yankovic.
3/ At one point I knew the names of every Apollo astronaut, and the crews for every mission, but don't quiz me now.
How do you spend your 'Manitoba Time?'
Visiting with friends. My parents have recently moved out of the province, so the time I used to spend with my family I now spend trying to track down old friends from school days.
Which place(s) do you take people to who are visiting with you in Manitoba?
The Forks in Winnipeg, Queen Elizabeth Park in Brandon, Clear Lake, Spruce Woods, and the International Peace Gardens.
What music is on your iPod?
Lots of music on my ipod. I have probably 65-75% of the standard classical repertoire, everything from Bach to John Adams along with a small smattering of other stuff. No popular music past about 1985.
What do you do to relax and de-stress?
In theory, I watch sports, but that actually stresses me out. I like to read a lot, I have a few TV shows that I'm addicted to (Burn Notice - amazing), and I like watching movies. But getting out in nature, hiking, biking, swimming, walking, that's really the best stress relief for me.