- Why Nimbus?
My experience at the 2012 Peak Performance Project was truly something else. I met some really amazing and talented people, and had the privilege of helping them turn the ideas in their heads into amazing music. I ate like a king 3 times a day and was subjected to some of the most beautiful landscapes and scenery that I had ever seen.
Our journey was begun Monday morning. I gathered with a few familiar faces, and a few new ones. The Nimbus crew included myself, Oliver Hart, Brendan “Off-Key” Stookey, Isaac “Curtis” Min, Evan Clarke, Joshua Field, and of course the legends themselves, Paul Boechler and Nygel Asselin. Little did I know how close we would become in the following days. We saddled up our noble GMC, Sir Boechler at the reigns, and drove on our merry way, discussing music, life, and everything in between, until we reached the land of Princeton. There we would beseech the Dairy Queen for some of her delicious fried meat and frosty treats. We thanked her and headed on our way. It was only a short jaunt until we reached the dirt road beyond the gates of Rockridge Canyon. Though it was a bumpy ride, it felt as though I was entering some foreign land where strange and exciting things were about to about to happen.
We finally reached our destination and it was a sight to see. The mountains were tall and rife with green trees, and the lake shimmered as though it were a sheet of glass. We were quickly shown our quarters, and got to work right away. Our task was to set up both a control room and a live room for our producers. Apparently bunk bed theft is an major issue at Rockridge, as we had to unbolt the frames from the wall with a ratchet. Furnishings were moved, Pro Tools rigs were assembled, but we were not quite ready to retire for the evening. We soon created a free throw competition involving taped up balls of paper, garbage bins, milk crates and boxes. If I do recall correctly, one Brendan Stookey ended up being the victor, ousting Nygel from the top spot.
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