DAY 5: I went to work Tuesday. I decided to work during the six months of my chemo treatment rather than going on disability or taking family leave act. For me, it was about not “being sick” and by going to work and continuing my days as they were, I could feel more like myself and less like the sick version of me. It has its pros and cons. I’m an art conservator so my office is climate controlled for the art works which translates to this: very cold. The coldness aggravates my neuropathy, sometimes freezing my hands to the point I can’t open them. I’ve done all I could- had the vent closed by my desk, wear multiple sweaters, cover with a blanket, bring a heating pad, etc.- but it is still freezing in there. The nature of my work includes multiple repetitive tasks with small tools- so my hands tend to give out quicker than usual. Still when I think of being home day after day and how much cabin fever I would experience, I am thankful to be able to go to my job everyday. This particular Tuesday, I came to work to find a package on my desk- the new Whirr record that I had pre-ordered from Graveface Records months ago! So you can see how happy I am here. It’s the little things that get me through.
xoxo. best wishes.
Tonight in LA.
"Because I had nothing better to do." When a coincidental event turns into a landmark moment, sometimes you have to acknowledge its random significance. This seems to be the case for northern California three piece Night School. Already accomplished singer Alexandra Morte (Whirr, Camera Shy) was at work on some new material, but was having trouble finding a drummer. Enter Baylie Arin, the pair integrate song ideas, and plot their first EP.