There have been a lot of changes at the studio since last year.
Andrew Wilson and I are the only renters still here from Spring 2011 when I moved in.
Andrew did the album cover for Kontravoid. I just looked him up, and apparently he’s sort of famous, which was news to me, but it’s good, since it really is a great album, you should buy it.
Also as of this month my friend Nicholas Di Genova is moving out to a private studio.
Could it be the smell? Our studio really does often smell terrible since we’re right next to Toronto’s only still-functioning abattoir. There’s a whole lot of dying going on ’round here.
I’ve made a lot of improvements to my space too. At this point it’s functioning like a sort of second apartment. After years of living abroad in Italy and the UK, being able to settle into a place has brought out this very nookish part of my personality I didn’t know existed:
Every day at sunset, light bounces off a mirror onto the wall in front of me.
Fish in the jungle.
My old pal from my undergraduate days Hazel Eckert moved in with us too, it’s great to have her around- Both of us drink too much coffee, so the studio usually has a pot on the go these days.