the best breakfast

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I was having a coffee with Samwise the dog this morning and I remembered having conversation with a group of people about the best meal they’ve ever had. Everyone gave their speech with watering mouths about beautiful restaurants throughout Europe or India, which all sounded amazing. Then, one person told us about being home for a week’s vacation at his parents place in BC. He had just come off a pretty gruelling tour, and woke up early to a super bright ocean side day. He made himself a coffee and toast with jam, and sat down to eat, not really thinking any out of the ordinary thoughts. As he took his first sip of coffee, he said that he felt like any endorphin charging drug he’d ever taken all flooded back to him and kicked his palette into over drive, and all of a sudden he was drinking the best coffee IN THE HISTORY OF MAN. The perfect amount of milk at the perfect temperature in the perfect mug. As he was recovering from this steaming perfection, he took a bite of toast and almost screamed in a twisted form of delicious agony. His toast was exquisitely made with the exact ratio of jam to surface area needed. Unbelieveable. He had been all over the world, tried exotic foods in dozens of countries, and it turns out the perfect meal was to consist of things you could buy at a Tim Hortons. I’m sure a very large part of the amazingness of the meal had to do with his environment, but still it’s a nice story about appreciating the little things.

Annnnnnyway. Got asked to work with a great songwriter on what may be a really fun challenging project for me that’ll push my boundries and how I think about using sounds and loop making. Here’s a clip of a demo of stuff I’m making using just his vocals, layered and layered and pushed and pulled.

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Also, album tracking is finished!!! I had a busy and awesome weekend getting Burke Carroll and Jaron Freeman Fox in to do their magic, and it’s great. They’re amazing. here’s a clip of the end of tune that needs a name.

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