I was driving home last night which I often do, and for the first time had the somewhat romantic notion that I should just keep driving. The Gardiner was pretty much empty, the Festiva was full of gas, I was listening to Bill Withers tell me about his grandma and her hands, and I thought why not? I came up with a bunch of good reasons why not, but technically I could have forgot them all and kept driving. Maybe for days. Maybe I’d hit Cape Breton and turn around and go the other way. having a car in the city, or at all for that matter can be a completely expensive pain in the ass, but every so often it feels really really good to know that I’ve got some freedom waiting to go if I need it. As long as it’s not to cold and my freedom’s engine will start.
Spent the day doing a few different things musically. I’ve been trying to record drums really quietly, then over compressing them with lots of distortion. I like hearing quiet sounds loud and out of context. Here’s one of them –
In other news, one of favorite bands to play in, the Outlanders, are doing their second show of our Orbit room residency. It’s this coming Monday night, starts at 8, and it’ll be a lot of fun. I promise. How can I be so sure? Because I’m a positive guy. real glass half full type thing, you know? The rest of the Outlanders are too. So come feel good about yourself.