Strange anniversary. A year ago everyone’s lives fell apart – ours included.
I won’t profess to have a more salacious story than anyone else, as the vast number of posts you’re no doubt seeing on this day will paint a much darker picture. That doesn’t make March 16th 2020 any less memorable for anyone.
As a band, we’re fortunate to not have lost anyone particularly close to us, despite the preventable losses of important members of the local and international music communities due to complications resulting from Covid-19. We’ve seen some live music venues go down, though – which is a travesty. (Please visit https://www.supportcanadianvenues.ca/ and take action with us and the rest of this community). Regrettably, we’ve also seen some members of the music community become sick, and in some cases, pass away. Our thoughts are with their loved ones.
All The Confusionaires lost was shows and momentum, and truthfully we’re blessed because of the minimal damage we weathered. Our full calendar of shows disappeared before our eyes, and it took months before we were able to really coordinate a meeting of the minds to figure out how to move forward. Needless to say, we did, and we will pick up where we left off.
We managed to continue to move our (then) brand new record, thereby making the vinyl go out of print, and sold lots of merch online (https://confusionaires.myshopify.com/). We’re grateful for every nickel that’s come our way and we’re excited to continue to move forward with new music. It’s coming, I promise.
Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other.