This is one of the first songs that I recorded that I felt comfortable with sharing. It was recorded sometime in 2001 or 2002 in my off-time at the offices of Scouts Canada where I was working. I used a very simple WAV editor that came with the computers we had in the office and may have included 3 or 4 tracks with each one layered on top of the previous recording. One of my friends says it reminds him of Danger Bay but I couldn't begin to tell you where the inspiration came from.
It is admittedly a little "busy" in places but for some reason it still appeals to me.
Watching Occupy Wall Street unfold in 2011 and before that, Arab Spring I began empathize with movements that involved active protest and the risks that participants take both in regards to physical harm or in other less tangible costs. "Firing Line" was somehow the result of my ruminations.
The rudimentary recording apparatus I was using left me sounding a little stuffy (I did not have a cold) but I kept it due to the fact that it is one of my few complete songs.
This was recorded in the fall of 2015 using nothing more than my phone and some crappy audio app that came with it. For whatever reason the mic was over-driven and caused some bits to be dropped. This led a friend to remark that the recording had a slightly Nirvana-like sound. If memory serves I should have been outside cutting the lawn but the recording seemed like a better idea at the time.