Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they’ve been eating, music they’ve been listening to and more. We caught up with Winter Nights’ Jeremy Farfan as he’s been spending this time moving into a bigger rehearsal space.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
For the most part, as a band, we’ve taken the time to improve our studio as well as explore new ideas for writing music. We moved into a bigger rehearsal space and spent the time in quarantine meticulously setting up the studio to our liking. Rather than the same “old just throw everything in and let’s rehearse” tactic. We’ve been able to complete drafts of the next EP which will feature four songs. We emailed tracks to each other and built upon them to write through the song. We were used to being in the studio face to face creating and capitalizing on riffs/ideas that anyone would present.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
Each member of the band has a different taste as we all know. For myself, Jeremy, I’ve been exploring the great realm of blues with artists such as Chicken Shack, Gary Moore, and Rory Gallagher, to name a few. In times like these, I think we all have the blues.
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
Home-cooked meals are everything in this life. I’m always experimenting with new ideas. Having acquired a slow cooker at the end of last year, it’s proven to be a great tool to mess around with. From whole roast chickens to lamb shanks to Thai inspired stew and even banana bread, it has kept me busy in the culinary world.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I’m not much of a TV person, but have been recently looking back on past shows such as Father Ted, Faulty towers and martial arts movies mainly from the ’80s, e.g. Kickboxer, Bloodfist, Best of the Best, Delta Force sets.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Use it wisely! My brother, the lead guitarist of the band, and I have been working regular schedules throughout the isolation. So in terms of the day-to-day routine, not much has changed besides all the extra steps to avoid the virus.