I’ve been playing my Taylor SolidBody a lot lately. It’s funny – almost every single time I pick it up, a new song comes out. At first they were all quite dark-sounding, sort of a Mastodon-At-Their-Most-Depressing kind of thing. I started to wonder if maybe the guitar’s dark colour scheme was influencing my perception of the kind of music I should play on it. But now it’s starting to give me some much more upbeat-sounding ideas too. I’m pretty sure that this guitar is trying to make me write an album for it. The material is coming out as a cross between Mastodon, Baroness, Devin Townsend’s Terria album and maybe even shades of Duff McKagan’s Loaded. My buddies Rohan and Pete (the rhythm section from The Upperhand) and I are going to get together soon to check out some of these ideas in a trio format. I can’t wait to see where this goes!