Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Just before we left the continent last September, Aidan and I made a short stop in London to decompress before heading back to Canada, play a show or two, and record a li'l somthin' at Southern Studios for their Latitudes series.
Oh, and that little brick house you see there? Well, that's the fabled Southern Studios - upon matching it to the address we were given, we had a small argument about who was going to ring the doorbell and ask the little old lady who answers if there was a studio in her front room. It was a confusing few minutes until someone came along, unlocked the front door (which is actually about 8 inches thick), and revealed to us the front room which was, in fact, a studio.
It was a nice day and this is what the result was:
If you want it, we have it for sale over here. We'll also be playing Creepy Teepee in Kutná Hora, CZ this Sunday! We'll have it with us there, too.
Monday, 5 July 2010
As my touring schedule is minimal these muggy summer days, I'm filling my time by embedding myself in things handmade.
First up, I'll be flubbing my way through a workshop on some simple bookbinding techniques with German kids (and not-so-kids) at La Bastellerie(Lausitzer 13) for some crafty summer boot camp action. I'll be there on July 13, but they've got great workshops happening all week long so if you're in Berlin, make a pit stop at the bastel lounge before your evening beer and frisbee in Gorlitzer Park.
Further, in my need to shove my hand into as many pots and, err, bottles as possible, I've started a wee project with the support of the good ladies of La Bastellerie. It is The Wunderkabinet - in all it's Deutsche-English confusion and beauty. This is something of a bi-monthly, curated exhibition-installation that will be housed inside La Bastellerie's lounge. As the above image indicates, submissions are welcome from near and far! Pass it along.
Over the next few weeks I'll 'renovate' this cabinet:
...into one of wunder.