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Pat Dube - Vocals and guitar.
  Email: patd@shootingrubys.com
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Music has always been a great pivotal force in my life. Be it in the
greatest of times or the worst, there has always been a song to remember or associate to. I remember hearing "I am the walrus" in the back of my dad's Datsun when I was just a sprout, thinking "this is not like other songs I've heard". Mind you, I hadn't  heard many songs before then, but it didn't take a genius to figure out that these guys were up to something good. I'd like to make people feel that way when they hear our songs. If we can achieve that, I'll be a very happy person. 

I believe that I was brought up at the pinnacle of a great musical time.
A convergence was happening in the 70's. R&B, Rock, Disco, Funk, Punk, Metal, Reggae, Folk was all coming to be and I was lucky enough to have a taste of it all. My parents had a record collection that would run across the whole living room. I had "carte blanche" for listening rights. Sergeant Pepper, Pet Sounds and Sticky Fingers to a 7 year old, could be dangerous! 

Birthday: April 21st
Sign: Taurus 
Perpetual Question: What is a lethal dose of coffee?
Favorite Spice girl: The red head one (or is that the Power Rangers?)
Master Plan: Complete world domination.
Favorite Drinks: Tea, Coffee, Gin & Tonic, Red Wine & Cider.
Favorite Foods: Peanut butter & Banana on Toast (almost like Elvis), Burritos, Chicken with Black Bean Peppers (especially from Bei Jing in Montreal).
Likes: Playing Live, Recording, Mattel Hot Wheels, Vintage Guitars. 
Previous Bands: Audio Blood Bath (Montreal punk band), This Sad Day (Alterno-pop), Almighty Griffins "Griffins" (Pop).
Has shared the stage with: Brothers Creeggan (Bare Naked Ladies), Proclaimers, Pursuit of Happiness, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, Paul Kelly and the Messengers, Me mom and Morgentaller, Asexuals, Stone Dogs, Crypt Kickers, Sons of the Desert, Ecclestone, Hodads, Atomic Folk, The Waifs and more.
Desert Island Disks:  "Kaya" by Bob Marley and the Wailers "1965" by Afghan Whigs "Sgt. Pepper..." by Beatles "Chet in Paris" by Chet Baker
Comfort Disks: "Band on the run" by Paul McCartney and Wings   - "Bayou Tesh" by Doug Kershaw "Ocean Rain" by Echo and the Bunnymen
Regular Listening (Disks): Buffalo Tom Jayhawks Teenage Fanclub Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass Afghan Whigs Beach Boys Redd Kross Matthew Sweet Foo Fighters Beatles John Hiatt Replacements Lloydd Cole Belle and Sebastian Led Zeppelin and more...

Little-known facts about Pat: 
- The most commonly used nickname for Pat is "Lance" (don't ask)
- He's a closet actor / actor wannabe with catalog of voices and impressions (not all of them are good). 
- He's had a modest appearance in HBO's Hiroshima.
- Did a great job of playing one of two corpses, around which the story of the Canadian movie 
  production "Savage Autumn" revolved. His character had been raped, stabbed 17 times and scalped.
  Folks who see the movie, say he's done a quite convincing job of playing dead. In his next feature 
  appearance, he'll be rolling over and catching biscuits in his mouth.
- Pat can fix anything with a paper clip, rubber band and gum. In fact, he's done a large part of the
  engineering of "Mood Swings and Cravings" using those very tools with the addition of a nylon stocking. 
- He once roadied for Jamaican Reggae Greats "The Wailers" (no joke)
- Pat sleeps on average 5 hours per night, sometimes less (no joke). - So did Benjamin Franklin.
- Has once worked as a dishwasher, a draftsman, a land surveyor, a commercial painter and musician...
  all in the same week (no joke).
- He once got bored and built a guitar (see below). Now dubbed the ACME Ass, because of it's choice 
  adorning chrome logos that were affixed only years after it's conception. 
 

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FAVORITE WEAPONS
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Agile Harm 1 Semi Hollow
( Heritage Cherry Finish )
Click on image to see the Rondo Music web site
1959 Gibson ES-225
ACME Ass, Homemade Electric
Other Guitars:
  Epiphone, Super Jumbo Acoustic

Amps & Cabs:
Traynor YGL-3 Mark III Combo
Carlsbro Stingray Pro 100w
Ampeg B-15 Bottom
 

Processing:
MJM Foxey Fuzz
SansAmp GT2 
MXR Distortion II
MXR Phase 90
Lil' Pirate, Custom Delay 
Roland DC-50 Delay

Some things just never change...






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