Researching Toronto Music Studios

In Summer 2021, I was part of a project that explored the functions and the fluidity of spaces which sound engineers utilized for recording music. This was research that was to complement a book, ‘The Sonic Heritage’, from the Oslo School of Architecture & Design. Since I hailed from Toronto, Canada, I was asked toContinue reading “Researching Toronto Music Studios”

Poorfolk (ca. 2009)

I bought the shirt at a Poorfolk concert at the Smiling Buddha, a small bar on Dundas West in Toronto. They were the band and opening act for an incarnation of Ryder Havdale’s The Mohawk Lodge. All around great show. I was there to see my old buddy Scott Freeman who played bass in PoorfolkContinue reading “Poorfolk (ca. 2009)”

The Guest Bedroom (2008)

I bought this shirt at a concert at the upstairs bar of Sneaky Dee’s at College and Bathurst in Toronto. My friend Al Kelley was playing bass in the band. It’s a way back there in terms of how long ago the show was, so not sure I could say much about it. I dugContinue reading “The Guest Bedroom (2008)”

The Marato (2001)

I bought this shirt at The Marato’s last ever show on September 10th 2001 at El Macombo in Toronto. That’s a fact I was recently reminded of by the lead singer Jonathan Pearce. It was probably their CD release and then the band broke up. You can buy it here: https://blueskiesturnblack.bandcamp.com/album/dirty-stories Other members of thatContinue reading “The Marato (2001)”