When we moved to Buffalo, New York, we obtained a useful and
comfortably spacious rehearsal loft in an industrial building
that had been the manufacturing site of Pierce-Arrow automobiles
decades earlier. We could make all the noise we wanted there, at
any time of day, except on nights when the experimental theater
downstairs had shows. But it almost never did.
Here we are seen rehearsing Richard Stanley's song
Waking. I'm playing Richard's lute, Tom is singing,
and Richard is playing dulcimer.
We don't have a panoramic shot of the studio. We were seated
here on the north end. There was a ledge on the end we could
stash stuff on, and a raised area and a window further to the
left. That's my bass amplifier and the front of Tom's Farfisa
organ seen between us, with an amplifier behind it. In the front
is what I am calling a clavinet, an electronic keyboard
instrument that predates MIDI keyboards, electric pianos, and
even the Fender Rhodes. I had forgotten about it until I saw the
pictures of it. This instrument did not belong to us. I'm pretty
sure that our manager Jim Mohr rented it for us for the duration
of our rehearsals for and recordings made in Toronto, after
which it had to be returned.