We are a family of three from the American midwest. We love making music, listening to music, and talking about music. We are fascinated with the creative process.
In the real world, Neil works in video and specializes in motion graphics and visual effects. He also writes ambient electronic music to accompany his visual work.
Laura has retired from her multiple careers as an interior designer/retail gourmet food store manager/administrative project manager and now runs her own handmade goods business as well as keeping everyone clean, fed, and clothed.
Mari studies hard at an awesome homeschool co-op and is currently obsessed with songwriting, astronomy and Doctor Who.
Our fun, creative interests include:
Laura and Neil’s handmade venture – WORKSMITH, where we sell handcrafted items
Our musical project, The Sleep, has released our debut album. You can download some free tracks and read more here.
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We’d love to bring back the podcast, so we are investigating ways to offset the cost of production. Thanks for bearing with our experiment!