BLOGGING AND VLOGGING FROM CANADA'S BEST KNOWN UNDISCOVERED OLD WHITE BLUESMAN

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Brian Blain at Hallmark Studios, Toronto

That little mixer in the background had the first slider pots in that studio. Before that, everything was big rotary pots. As the junior copywriter, I got got to come along with the ad agency crew for a few jingle sessions in the afternoon (usually linked to a roast beef dinner at Ed's Warehouse) but the fun was late at night when I got to mess around with some musician friends. Doug Elphic who worked there as an assistant had some friends, Peter & Sunny and he would record them. My pet project was "Breakfast", Allan Fraser and Sue-Ellen Lothrop.