Well, I don't know if anyone has noticed but I haven't done my webpage updates this month. Why?
I didn't really want to but I had a pair of ying-yangs living above me. That's putting it politely. I used to live in a pretty great one bedroom apartment, overlooking the Detroit River. I recorded my last 5 CDs there. But like so many good things, it was ruined by two twats. Three if you include the owner (?) of Roubin Properties.
I'm a pretty mild guy, but you know that already if you're reading this coming from my website. If you're not, then yes, I am a pretty mild guy.
Obviously living underneath someone, you're going to hear the odd bit of noise. But consistently in between 2 and 4 am is where it gets ridiculous. I talked to them (at 1:00 am one night) and even got a bit of attitude. Nothing's worse than a self-important chick in her 20's - that equates to a useless person. I talked to the Landlord who's actually a really good guy and I find out I wasn't the only one who's complained about them. I had to leave notes on their door before I finally e-mailed the owner of the building. He was as helpful as cancer. Then I find out that the two twats are waitresses and somehow noise complaints don't apply to waitresses. Maybe the guy from Roubin Properties is sleeping with them.
So I took my own advice of "if you don't like it then leave". So I did. Did I rush it? Maybe. But I couldn't go getting 2 hour intervals of sleep a night for too much longer. Not when I set the alarm for 6 for my day job. The word Postal came to mind quite a bit the last few months.
If you see an available apartment on 1475 Riverside Drive W, make sure it's not unit 301 unless you're anti-sleep and like living under a pair of ignorant chicks. Also, the apartment building's been getting kind of ghetto: too many dogs; broken glass on the hallway doors; missing licence plates; no security cameras. The place is almost a microcosm of Windsor: Geographically it's great - it's all the other stuff that ruins it.
So at least now, I have a recording room; the new couches that are pretty great; I don't have to pay for gas or heat; there's a restaurant down the street that's worth eating at; I've had full night sleeps for the last two weeks; and this weekend I'll be starting the new CD. I'll probably call it "Moves Out".
And the website will be updated for March - I promise.