SCENE wanted to choose one of the pairs and ask them how they would manage in a little role reversal.
decided on Winnipeg bluegrass quintet Magnificent 7s and filmmaker,
sculptor and puppeteer Curtis Wiebe, whose nine-foot statue stands in
front of the Air Canada building.
Curtis Wiebe appears in his film "The Devil Wears a Paper Hat." (Curtis Wiebe)
Curtis, If you were stranded on a desert island, what is one essential album you would want to have with you? We
Shall Overcome: The complete Carnegie Hall Concert by Pete Seeger.
Plenty of simple melodies to sing a long to and a whole audience to keep
Mag 7s, what is your desert island essential movie you would want to have with you? Ida: Wayne's World Matt: Nausicaa Tj: The Story of Ricky Dave: Frankenstein Andy: Dirty Debutantes #77
Curtis, if you could put together your dream band, who would you choose as lead singer? My dream band changes every day. Today it's Tom Waits (with the women from Mountain Man singing backup).
Mag 7s, if you could put together your dream movie, who would you cast as the lead? Gary Busey & Nick Nolte as twins. We were going to pick Jean-Claude van Damme & Jean Claude Van Damme but that movie has already been made.
Curtis, what's one Manitoba band you would love to be in? I heard that Al Simmons played a concert with a jazz band once. That sounds like fun.
Mag 7s,If you could make a Manitoba film, what would it be about? What role would you play? Louis Riel movie starring David's cats.
If you were a song writer, Curtis, what would you write about? I was a songwriter before I was a filmmaker! My songwriting subjects
have included everything from robot romance to the algae in Lake