You know what I mean? I think it's a craft. By her teens she followed her parents' footsteps by attending the Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA). You feel like you're trying to show off your cool by mentioning the five bands that you know are great and the five books that will reflect well on you. The complete self-absorption, and childish indulgence and disregard, and having to feel as though everything you're doing is so people can live vicariously through you, so you have to pursue more and more unpleasant pastimes in order to satisfy the armchair people. Born in New Delhi, India, as the daughter of Canadian-American poet Paul Haines, she grew up in Ontario, Canada, with a sister named Avery and a brother named Tim. And I'm starting to feel like that doesn't have to be the case. Official Sites. My whole family is American, and I was born in India but I was raised in Canada. I see how 14-year old girls react to me and I think I'm a good role model. A colorful youth lead Em to be home schooled as a teenager and catapulted her to London, England to study the Meisner technique at The Actors Temple while taking fine-art at Central Saint Martins. Artist descriptions on Last.fm are editable by everyone. Emily Haine was born on January 25, 1974, is Actress. I think it's been really neglected - sadly. This is the thing I've noticed is that the greater the distance between you and any ordinary task is the measurement of how much rockstar potential you have. All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Emily is the daughter of Canadian poet Paul Haines and sister of Canadian television journalist Avery Haines. [When] you're a writer, you know that a lot of times you have to sneak up on yourself in order to achieve what you want to achieve, and sometimes you don't even know what it is until you've done it. Actually, more and more my direction is trying to get further away from being self-conscious of what the parameters are of the mainstream, where it intersects with the underground. God! Maybe you can just not be unhappy and make beautiful music in Canada, maybe that's ok. That's the main work that I've done in my life - really wanting to get past that gender trap where there's a certain nudity in poetry. , which in turn stemmed from her 2006 LP Knives Don’t Have Your Back . As a child, she lived in India for six years. She also released a solo album as Emily Haines, plus an album and an EP as Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. Since Haines is a veteran journalist with more than thirty years of experience, there is no doubt her salary is way higher than the average. Emily was home schooled as a teenager and after graduation packed a bag and followed her dreams to London, England where she attended theatre training at Meisner studio The Actors Temple. So I feel like an American... and I also feel like a Canadian! I didn't sit down and say ok, here is my statement. Coming out of Vancouver B.C. We don't have T-shirts with my face, but there I can see the beginnings, especially young girls seeing me as sort of a icon in that way. Solo album 'Knives Don't Have Your Back' is released. There she met Amy Millan and Kevin Drew, with whom she would later collaborate in songs for Broken Social Scene and Stars. And it's hard to. Leave feedback. And in that regard I'm more than happy to step in. It's just a song that has a shout out. I should take the time to but I don't want to take the time to do that. Of course there are influences, of course there are things that are inspiring, but it's weird to think that I'm trying to keep a mental inventory of them and report them clearly to whomever might ask.