This is the recording rig I’ve used from the very beginning (and still use today), set up in my tiny studio apartment about a week before I moved.

At the tail end of March 2006 I relocated from Lexington to Louisville. In the previous 12 months I’d struggled with the death of both my parents, a long distance relationship, and a neverending ache from having left San Francisco in 2003. I was now one step closer to returning to California.