just about 11 months since my last blog, which wasn't even music related anyway.
i've been coming here more often over the last month or so and saying a little more which makes me think that maybe i might be getting more interested in making music again.
with the exception a new track that i almost sort of got finished (but not recorded) for a live set i played this past sunday, i have not completed a track nor really worked on music for about 2 years.
also, i've been living back in toronto for just about 5 years now, give or take a month or two, so it seems like some kind of milestone worth blogging about.
what the hell have i been doing?
as pictured, i've recently become obsessed with bicycles after moving about 6 km (3.7282272 miles) from my place of employment and finding that year round bicycling was a much better alternative to taking the streetcar. that one is of my restored 1975 motobecane (repainted by someone even more obsessive than me), which i haven't had the chance to ride yet because of the nasty, long winter we've had here.
i've also been cooking up a storm almost every night and drinking lots of tasty wine and hanging with my lady, which has taken a big chunk out of studio time.
despite being full of synthesizers and drum machines that i love, my studio of the last 18 months seems to be the last place i want to spend time. maybe it's because it's in the basement and after 2 and a half years of living in a basement apartment, my desire to spend any time in a basement for any purpose has significantly waned.
my first toronto show in just over a year (the previous one being my release party for madingley), has given me some hope that i might get back into music making. i just upgraded to live 7 and seem to have midi drum maps sorted out, so maybe this will now getting me using live for production rather than just arranging tracks for 'live' shows.
said show was pretty cool. a photographer even took some pictures and my friend even took a distorted video. she also took some of me and prhizzm (anybody remember that dude?) last year at the release party. excellent watching if you want to see dorks bob and rock in front of laptops and keyboards.
that's all for now. thanks for getting this far.