How was 2019 for you?
Paris The Black FU: 2019 was a very interesting year for me, learning a lot from my son, who’s a bit more than 2 1/2 at the moment. And I’m really diving into learning more about sound design and modular synths. All in all, it’s been a good year for me.
There were so many things that I enjoyed about the year but I’d have to say that bringing my mother over to visit her grandson to spend some real face time with him was a pleasure. Also the first EP from the Techmarine Bottom Feeders project had its first proper release. We did have a release on KilleKill a few years back but this new release is the first from an album. We have some really dope remixes from The Exaltics and father-and-son duo, The Advent & Zein. I also got to work with The Exaltics on another project soon to be released with some killer artwork. I was able to pick up more things I needed/wanted, not sure which was more, the need or the want, but nevertheless I got them!
Can’t say that I’ve really had any, personally speaking. Learning that my father-in-law has cancer really got me down at one point, but he seems to be taking it all in his stride, so I stay positive and try to support him.
Song of the year?
Do they have to be current? If so, I have to be honest with you. I don’t listen to the radio, I don’t listen to too much that’s current these days, my son takes up most of my time. My day is cook breakfast, get him dressed, start his art lessons, play some games, go outside, come back inside, cook lunch, put him down for his nap. While he sleeps, I try to do a bit in the studio or sleep while I have the chance… I usually work. Then it’s back to him and cooking dinner for the family. Should I have put this in my lowlights? LOL!!! So, if I don’t have to be current I’d say “Spill the Wine” by War. My son loves it and can pretty much sing it by heart.
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. All I want to do is get from January 1 to December 31 and then start it all over again. I don’t believe in making promises I can’t keep, especially to myself.