The Coast: When you think of summer here in Halifax, what comes to mind?
Amelia Curran: Summer is always a doozy that I have little recollection of, and usually involves racing back and forth across the country, which makes time pass too quickly. I'm that person---the one who complains about the heat, and then complains about the cold a few months later.
TC: So, when you are here, what do you enjoy doing when the weather is good?
AC: What's great about Halifax is that you can spend 10 minutes in a car and be out of the downtown trudge and into the summery greatness of lakes and beaches.
TC: And in summer 2009: Plans? Adventures? Anything happening in town, any event, you are hoping to attend?
AC: I'm going to be on tour all summer---really excited to hit the Winnipeg Folk Festival (where Elvis Costello is playing) and the Calgary Folk Festival (where Mavis Staples is playing). The only unfortunate thing is that I can't be here to flip the bird to Paul McCartney---save a seal, club a McCartney! What an asshole. I wonder if he'll know what province he's in this time.