While away on vacation in the Upper Peninsula Michigan, the Woodshed had some patchwork done on the ceiling. I gave it a fresh coat of paint yesterday, so now it is time to rearrange the studio and gear up for new projects.
While in the U.P. I enjoyed capturing a ton of new sounds and helping my brother and sister-in-law with their mushroom farm business. Part of the process of growing Shitake mushrooms is to shock 4' logs by submerging them in cold water for 24 hours. Another way to 'wake up' the log is to whack one end of it sharply with a hammer. Much to my ear's delight, each log has a unique marimba-like tone to it. So be on the listen as I find ways to dissect and mix new organic sounds into upcoming TinCanMusic compositions.
Brother Curt showing his percussive-ability and technique only a mushroom farmer can perfect.