There are days I feel like nothing is happening. There is no forward momentum and the cycle of the day repeats, almost to the minute, with a terrifying same-ness that leaves me often uninspired. And I work through, as well all do. We all have routines and for some of us during this CoVid time the routines have become so accurately repetitive that the movie “Groundhog Day” seems like a mirror on our existence.
With almost 500 days of varying degrees of isolation under my belt, I am starting to believe that I have become accustomed to creating and moving forward even when I feel like nothing is happening. Since the beginning of 2020 I have recorded, mixed and released a live record “Living The Dream”, I have recorded a compilation record “All Together Now” with 40+ musicians across Canada and the US, I have demo’d and finished writing on the new record “still untitled”, and have developed a new online presence based on the inability to continue Whiskey Wednesday in my live environment. I can add to this the care for my wife and managing a household, but the list seems full.
Somehow we adapt, we adjust, we complain, we find silver linings and we move on. We ‘keep on keeping on’ as Dylan would say. Part of keeping on is the addition of more cameras to the Whiskey Wednesday show. Broadcasting through Re Stream and Switcher Studio has, after the first trial, been positive. There are a few things to address for example: broadcasting to multiple spots splits the audience up and the conversation is less - I will work on that. Also, I need to figure a few things out with lighting now as we are using multiple angles. As it develops there is more care to be taken in the fine details. I like this kind of work and look forward to making things shine a little brighter moving forward.
As promised here is a little glimpse of late night in the studio…. it is not always exciting…