Noise Complaints = Weak Sauce

We’ll after an intense week of illness, car repairs (heater fan in my 2000 Ford Focus died, and HAD to be replaced… you don’t live in Edmonton Alberta during winter without having a working heater in your car!), and last but not least I’ve been frantically trying to figure out a way to sound proof our jam space. After having complaints from both neighbors and even getting the bylaw officers called on us it has become a pretty imperative task that needs to be accomplished. Although I did recently get some good news about it.

As it turns out, it was only one neighbor that complained not both neighbors as previously thought. So we are very happy to find that out as we had already dealt with the people who were initially complaining and put out that fire. They were the ones who  had actually called the bylaw officers on behalf of the other neighbors whom haven’t complained at all… Who does that? Who essentially calls the cops on you for making noise “on behalf” of somebody else two doors down? At least the confusion has ended and we can rehearse again with out being worried.

So last week I was sick as shit. Actually the sickest I have ever been in my life. I had the Flu and Bronchitis at the same time. I haven’t gone to the doctors for an illness in a good 10 years, but I was in dire need of some drugs and antibiotics, and yes they were good. So now I’m feeling better than ever and excited for rehearsal tomorrow. We are planning on kicking rehearsals up a notch too. Jay got a new job that has better hours so were looking to get together 3 – 4 times a week for the month of February.

Tomorrow at rehearsal we’re going to do a little more soundproofing and making use of the white board I took down there last week. The white board is going to be used for charting out songs and working on compositions, a very good idea if I do say so myself. There’s nothing else new really to report, other than the fact that I’m going to be possibly moving the Living Illusion site to a new location and using some beta software called Viviti to be the new core of the homepage and blog. Ohhh, and I got our new logo design pretty much finished and it looks fucking stellar, can’t wait to launch the new look and sound!

Well… that’s pretty much all I have to say.


Shane Lamotte

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