What's In Your Fridge: Kennedy Stewart

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      **Note: The Georgia Straight reached out to multiple mayoralty candidates asking them if they'd do a What's In Your Fridge. Mostly there's been nothing but radio silence. Watch this space today, however, because at least one other candidate swears that he's working on it. 

      What’s In Your Fridge is where the Straight asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favourite albums, and, most importantly, what’s sitting beside the Heinz ketchup in their custom-made Big Chill Retropolitan 20.6-cubic-foot refrigerators.

      On the grill

      Kennedy Stewart

      Who are you

      Mayor of Vancouver, running for a second term with Forward Together. Former professor at SFU and pet parent to Fergus.

      First concert

      Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, the first concert I went to was Iron Maiden when they played in Halifax.  

      Life-changing concert

      That would have to be when I saw Steve Earle play live. I was still living on the East Coast then and it was this concert that made me decide that I wanted to be a professional musician, which prompted me to move to Vancouver and start a band—State of Mind.

      Top three records

      These are my go-to spiritual albums. I’m not religious, but these take me to a place where nothing else really takes me.

      Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been It reminds me of great times in the '90s. I used to listen to it every day for two years straight.

      John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

      Floating Points, London Symphony Orchestra, and Pharoah Sanders Promises

      All-time favourite video

      Future Islands "Seasons" Future Islands performing "Seasons" live on David Letterman. Samuel T. Herring hits a whole different place. And Letterman comes on and says “I’ll take all of that you got”.

      What's in your fridge

      Milk for my tea.

      33 Acres of Ocean Pale Ale.

      B.C.-grown Honeycrisp apples.

      For more information on Kennedy Stewart, go here

      (And don't forget to vote in today's municipal election.)