Projects Blue Kingship and Yellow Submarine took a small detour through 2022 into 2023.
As the real estate bubble was starting to contract, John and Wendy took advantage of the sellers market to sell their property in the city ahead of schedule, and move to a property in May 2022 that is close to our build site.
This has opened up many more opportunities, one of them is for Emily and Kevin to also move up ahead of schedule! With the gap closed between the Papineau Homes projects and the Toronto, it will be easier to make time to build, and be together.
The move for Kevin and Emily to join John and Wendy took months to plan. But of course, the weather didn’t care. On the evening Kevin moved north, a snow squall and cold temperature warning had been issued. On the day Kevin arrived with the truck, it was a crisp -28 C outside, without the windchill! By the next day, the cold had taken its toll on the truck battery, and it would no longer start until later receiving a boost. The truck did have some cool dinosaur info though that I think Toby would have liked, and that was an appreciated synchronicity.
Now that we’re all near the property we’re building on, we’re hopeful that it will be easier to create content for you, including live-streams!
A lot of thought went into the Introduction video that we recently published.
It was an opportunity to not only share background information: Who we are, our reasons for persuing this project, etc, but it was also an opportunity to define segments in our story. Breaking up the work ahead into distinct projects will allow for a sort of “choose your own adventure” of whose project you want to follow, each one clearly identified by colour scheme and music theme.
The music themes were an opportunity for all of us to further share things about ourselves. In this case, the kind of music we enjoy. The Papineau Homes music themes were created by Kevin Montgomery using BandLab. All project themes are based on the main Papineau Homes opening theme and follow a similar note pattern:
Bernice and Alain of Project Red Carr wanted to explore a sound with “more bass”. Alain in particular is partial to the sound of early Beastie Boys. The Red Carr theme song is heavily influenced by the distinctly bass and rhythm parts of their sounds from that era.
Wendy and John from Project Blue Kingship wanted a more 80’s feel, with the sounds of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Bronski Beat. The final result is a mix of those two influences.
Finally, for Project Yellow Submarine — well, Kevin and Emily hope that the influence behind this theme song is self-explanatory. 🙂