Guest Editor Profile – Curtis “blunderspublik” WalkerPosted: January 23, 2011
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
My basement workspace is centred around my computer desk. To the left we have two 6 foot shelving units; one full of smaller instruments and keyboards, and another full of silkscreening materials. To the right is a large electric Technics organ, my guitar amp, , my Bontempi Air Organ, and my drum kit. On the desk there’s always random pieces of scrap paper with lists, and numbers that I need to work with. I’m training myself now to use my computer’s sticky notes to keep my desk a bit more clear.
I almost never buy anything retail. Everything I use to make music comes from the thrift stores, pawn shops, or occasionally Kijiji. My drum kit came from a neighbour’s garage sale, and I still use my first guitar that my folks got me in Grade 9.
I’ve got a few weird records that I cherish, but I remember the day I found both a toy Zither AND a set of toy hand bells at a thrift shop (see day 24 on the blog). That was a great day.