I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You to Chris Walla. If you haven’t heard, he recently played his last show with Death Cab For Cutie at a great festival in my hometown of Victoria BC called, Rifflandia. Chris was a huge part of Death Cab, but he was also a huge part of helping me get this How To Pack book off the ground. Chris was the second artist willing to be a part of the book, second only to Tegan and Sara. Chris and I spend a morning taking a few pictures before a good long day of pre-production for Tegan and Sara’s Sainthood album and I couldn’t have been more thankful for it. Some of my favorite photos for the book came from this shoot, including my handmade/hand-sowed sock-wing suit that allowed Chris to take flight… well when jumping off a fridge at least. In fact I’ll add a couple never seen before shots just below here, after all, that the whole reason to come to the site right, special content?! Chris produced Tegan and Sara’s, The Con and Sainthood albums if you weren’t aware, so yes, he’s a true talent that man. On a side note, Chris has a lot of really great socks. And this was before it was cool to have cool socks. He’s the cool sock originator i feel.
So to Chris, Thank you to for being a big part of my book and thank you for the great music you made with your bandmates for over 17 years! You are a wonderful person and I look forward to seeing what’s next for you my friend.
*photography by my good friend Rob Campbell.