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Lately: May 2020

The warmer weather has been welcome as an excuse for early evening walks, but I think it is fair to say how obvious it is that I’ve been spending an extended amount of time lately wandering through my own neighbourhood & staying a lot closer to home than I’m used to – the result is a cluster of images that end up focusing, albeit loosely, on a similar theme. As much as I enjoy making images as part of my every day life, & whatever routines that currently consists of, I find myself longing for different subject matter – that is, to engage & feel connected with other people.  With that, here is a small sample collection of photographs from late April until now.

April Playlist

Cover design for April playlist.

If you are like me and had difficulty adjusting to life back in March, I am not sure April has been much kinder.  But alas, we push on because we really have no other option. On the positive side, I have been able to keep up with my monthly playlist for a fourth month running, I have no choice now but to keep going. 

So here it is, the soundtrack to my April, or “music for isolation” as I have opted to refer to it.  Please go give it a follow, or a like, or whatever it is that Spotify encourages. Head to the link here: April 2020 Playlist

For the non–Spotify users following along, here it is in list form:

1. Nils Frahm “Sonar”

2. Ruby Haunt “Sunbelt”

3. Fog Lake “Push” 

4. Rival Consoles “Winter’s Lament”

5. Modern Nature “Flourish”

6. Six Organs of Admittance “Mark Yourself”

7. Alaskan Tapes “Sleeping Since Last Year”

8. Bruised Skies “Place I Know”

9. Bing & Ruth “I had No Dream” 

10. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “The Steady Heart” 

11. Western Mind “Interior”

12. Kelpe “All the Way Round”

12 songs with a total playing time of 63 minutes.

March Playlist

Cover design for March playlist.

March has been a weird one.  I’m not sure if it feels disjointed or not, but things are definitely not right in the world lately and I feel that this playlist might reflect that. That being said, with some extra time on my hands, I actually managed to get this playlist together before the end of the month this time around. 

So here it is, the soundtrack to my March.  Please give it a listen if you’d like and I hope it helps bring some calm into your life, at least for the time being. Follow the link here: March 2020 Playlist

For the non–Spotify users following along, here it is in list form:

1. Kira Kira “Holding Space for the Unimaginable”

2. Christian Löffler “Farr”

3. Peach Pyramid “FOMO” 

4. Tycho “Alright”

5. Jess Williamson “Wind on Tin”

6. HTRK “Into the Drama”

7. Jorja Chalmers “Suburban Pastel”

8. Avey Tare “What’s The Goodside?”

9. Tess Roby “Glimpse” 

10. Alessandro Cortini “SABBIA” 

11. Kelly Lee Owens “Pull”

12. Jon Hopkins “Scene Suspended”

12 songs with a total playing time of 56 minutes.

February Playlist

Cover design for February playlist.

I mentioned it last month, but one way I have been looking for inspiration is to search out new songs and compile them into playlists, one for each month of the year. My ultimate goal through this process is to create one album cover for each month, and in doing so, forcing me to think creatively in ways that my ordinary day-to-day work sometimes doesn’t allow.

I know it’s March now, but whatever, rules are meant to be broken. Without further digression, here is my second playlist for 2020, which are the songs that essentially provided me with the soundtrack to my February. 

Follow the link here: February 2020 Playlist. For the non–Spotify users following along, here it is in list form:

1. Leif “Yarrow”

2. Sando Perri “In Another Life - Edit”

3. Dralms “Plants Behind Glass” 

4. Aparde “Siren”

5. Christian Löffler “The End (feat. Josephine Philip)”

6. RY X & Ólafur Arnalds “Oceans”

7. Michael A. Muller “New Symmetry (Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch Rework)”

8. Have A Nice Life “Science Beat” 

9. Bohren & Der Club of Gore “Tief gesunken”

10. Kara-Lis Coverdale “Moments In Love”

11. (Sandy) Alex G “In My Arms”

12. Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini “Illusion of Time”

12 songs with a total playing time of 62 minutes.

Welcome to Brautigan Library

JP Lancaster (of At Mission Dolores)

Glass Forest

Yeah, I included this one too.

Brandon Wolfe Scott & His Band

Brandon Wolfe Scott (An Interlude of Solo Songs)

On Friday, February 21st, Kamloops played host to its first new music venue in a long while. Brautigan Library (to understand where the name came from, you may have to do a quick web browse) is a collaborative effort via a trio of notable Kamloops night-life institutions: Factotum CO., GK Sound & Red Beard Cafe

For the inaugural edition of Brautigan Library, JP Lancaster (who organized the event) performed a short solo set to kickstart the evening, followed by a wonderful performance Vancouver’s Glass Forest & capped off by an exceptional set by Brandon Wolfe Scott (of Yukon Blonde fame).

As always, I feel that my photos do not do the events of this evening justice, but I have to at least attempt to capture a sense of the incredible atmosphere that all those in attendance felt in that space.

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