Paul Turpin Speaks

Hello. I’ve been asked to tell you about the making of Idiot Pilot’s Strange We Should Meet Here CD. It’s a story that starts at home with free software, and ends with two 18-year-olds signing to Reprise/Warner Brothers. I mixed the CD very early in 2004, and formed a small label in Bellingham, Clickpop Records, to release it a couple months later. On May 17 of this year, it was re-released by Reprise, with new artwork — but the original mix and mastering were unchanged. Since then I have been touring the U.S. and UK with Idiot Pilot and the band has really begun to take off. But, let’s go back to the beginning.