On February 26, 2013 we are coming out with a new record. It is called White Paint.
To celebrate, we decided to throw a party and an invite our friends to help us paint the covers of 2000 vinyls and 10,000 CDs white.
First we found a warehouse in the west end of Toronto.
We bought 40 gallons of white tempera paint. We chose tempera paint because it is non-toxic and scrapes away easily once it dries. Also, the girl who sold it to us said you could drink it and be fine.
The cover of each record started with a picture a beautiful stained glass window that Menno's grandfather made in the late 1950's.
We started painting at 11am on Saturday morning. We soon realized what a ridiculous amount of work we had ahead. It's a good thing we have the most amazing friends who are always up for being creative and making art.
We convinced our buddies from Poutinis to come to the warehouse and set up a poutine stand. Raina and Vince set up a PA system and played some music.
It was the middle of January and the heat shut off in the warehouse.
Luckily at the last minute we were able to find a giant dangerous kerosene heater.
Also Camerons Brewery gave us three kegs and we had a bunch of twisted tea too.
By the time everyone got there around9 o'clock we had already painted about 2000 albums.
Everybody pitched in and got covered in white paint.
Branko took his clothes off and sang songs and made some raps.
Remember: Everybody Raps!
We finally figured out a system with 5 stations.
The unpackers, the folders, the painters, the driers and the repackers.
Even though the painting was the most fun, everyone took a turn at every station.
The boxes of records seemed bottomless.
The party lasted until 5am.
We only finished about half the records.
We had to go back the next day.
And the next day.
And then we finished painting all of them.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped out!
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