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 Magnolia Bayou frontman/rhythm guitarist Andrew Fulton as he’s been spending this time writing, writing, writing.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Writing, writing, writing… We are always trying to stash material and get ahead of the game.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
I’ve been digging into a lot of Alice In Chains deep cuts as well as Jerry Cantrell’s solo work. That, and Ray LaMontagne has an experimental album called ‘Ouroboros’ that I can’t get enough of. I’m listening to Crobot as I type this. Highly recommended!
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
Nothing special. It’s almost soup season in south Mississippi, so I’m sure that soon enough my fiancé and I will be trying out a lot of different recipes. Soup is a delicacy in our household!
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
We watch a lot of television. To name a few, we’ve binged The Boys, Outlander, The Witcher, Mindhunter, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Westworld, Dead To Me…. the list goes on and on. It’s probably unhealthy. I’ve watched Frasier and The Office at least 10 times each. Those are my comfort sitcoms.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Focus your attention on the world around you and not the one in your phone. Create, create, create. It’s not often that the world stops spinning. Use this time to get back to the basics and re-center yourselves. Clean out your house! And I mean all the nooks and crannies! It’s a huge emotional relief!