In the tradition described in this piece, Chi blew another opportunity to secure gainful employment, this time in a capacity that would have suited him perfectly.  What did he do this time?  (more…)

What took place during the subsequent sessions with our producer….  (more…)

Our producer dropped in on us Friday evening and this happened….  (more…)

Summary: 2012 was the “year of the guava”, in that I was finding more creative ways to use our annual surfeit of them.  This is another experiment that turned out well.  (more…)

Initial Pre-Prod Sessions With Our New Producer — strategic planning, repertoire selection, and trying to get a working DAW up and running… (more…)

Since our new producer was scheduled to come over the next day to commence the pre-production process for the new album, I wanted to hit the ground running and was successful in getting Chi to sit down at the kitchen table in a seemingly reasonable frame of mind with pen, paper and a list of rock-like Panache pieces to draw from as an initial planning stage for the new album that was to feature our rock repertoire.  As I fully expected, it was quite an ordeal.    (more…)

My method for managing and storing beets, and a favourite way of preparing them.   (more…)

Just as our shit was spectacularly falling apart and TPO and all its unrecorded/ unreleased music was poised to perish as collateral damage with Chi & Brenda K on the point of going down in a fireball of mutually assured destruction, an astonishing thing happened.   (more…)

As I struggle with what and how much, if any, of this epic disaster with Chi to share with the world at large, I go around and around with the issues of what about this is “right”, “wrong”, or just a simple culture clash — good, bad or indifferent.   (more…)

What happened after the DV incident that ended our marriage  (more…)