The European tour went well. Much thanks to Kraak Records and all the other presenters for showing me such fantastic hospitality. After getting home, I dove back into a number of screenplay projects. Most notably, my partner Seth Smith and I finished the final draft of Tin Can, a bio-sci-fi thriller set inside a cyro-preservation chamber. The script immediately went to production — and we wrapped this month. Besides co-writing Tin Can, I also put my acting hat back on for this one — in fact, I played three different characters/creatures. What a ride! Other cast members include Anna Hopkins, Simon Mutabazi, and the great Michael Ironside. We’re all very excited. Tin Can will premiere in early 2020.
I’ve been busy with music-related endeavors as well. In December, Musicworks Magazine published “Trauma of My Mouth”, an extensive essay that I wrote about jaw harps, dental pain, and paranoia. I’ve also been working on a collaboration with Philly guitarist Bill Nace; we’re about to release a 7 inch. And I have a cassette on the way with Toronto vocal improviser Xuan Ye.
I’ve taken a break from performing for the last few months, but I have a festival date planned for September. I’m also putting together a Canadian tour for late 2019 and a European tour for spring 2020.