Thank F*** it’s Friday with… Scott Kennedy from The Source

Scott Kennedy knows a thing or two about What's ON in Q Town

Scott Kennedy knows a thing or two about What’s ON in Q Town

Jane Guy of Queenstownlife catches up with Canadian Wakatipu-sider,  freelance writer, photographer, filmmaker, The Source editor, online TV channel co-­ordinator, musician and hockey player Scott Kennedy to find out What’s ON this weekend and what he keeps in his medicine cabinet. READ ON to discover what’s happening over the hill. Then we bring you the skinny on cool stuff happening in Wanaka this week.

What’s going to be happening on your Friday?

My Friday is cruising around with Lulu Lemon crew who are opening a new store here in Queenstown soon. We’re doing a ‘day in the life of Queenstown’: up the mountain, drinking some coffee, having dinner. It’s going to be rough….. This evening will be spent at Vinyl Underground nightclub listening to some new and exciting bands from right here in town – Howling Phoenix, The Killer Seas and Panther Claw.

Where do your ideas come from?

I’m inspired by lots of people that I work and collaborate with. A spark starts with a person, then a little flame with another then a big flame from another leading to ideas and things happening. Also films, music, books.

One thing you stole as a child…

A big road sign. I was full of bravado until I go it home and was petrified of getting caught. I hid it in the basement until I found it about ten years later. I lived in terror I was going to get arrested!

Dog or cat?

Dog. I had one when I was growing up. I’m also allergic to cats.

Someone you would take to dinner;­ dead or alive?

Jack Kerouac. Favourite writer of all time. I wouldn’t have become a writer if it wasn’t for him. I read ‘On the road’ at a very influential time in my life. I would buy him a large drink.

One thing always in your medicine cabinet?

Floss. A big thing of dental floss with $200 and pain written on it to remind me what will happen if I don’t use it.

What will Queenstown look like in 50 years?

I’ll be 87! Bigger but it will feel smaller. The sense of community is really growing here so there will be more people but it will feel more cohesive. Also there will be more people who have lived their whole adult lives here.

One characteristic you can’t stand in humans?

Lateness. (He was late!) My childhood had a lot of lateness in it and I wanted to be on time in my adult life.

Something you want to give up but can’t?

Sugar. I love sugar. Love it, sweets, Coca Cola. But every so often I go off it for a while and then get back onto it full on.

Over on the Wanaka side, the ON crew have quite the Friday lined up. We’ve been enjoying getting dressed up at Treble Cone for the finale of Kids’ Week, then we are gorging ourselves on dumplings at the Rippon Hall. We’re amped to see the show Nick – An Accidental Hero (watch this space for our review) then you’ll find us having a shimmy shake at Lalaland’s Pyjama Party. Saturday night sees us at Federal Diner for Christopher Coleman, supported by Monty Bevins. The place to be on Sunday  is Mint Bar for Katchafire and next week we’ll rock ON to Devilskin at Pulse Bar

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