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 Seasons’ Nick Gober-Keller as he’s been spending this time studying music.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
I’ve been trying to look at all the downtime from not playing live as an opportunity to do all the things I never made time for before the virus. I’ve been practicing new guitar techniques, listening to albums I’ve never listened to before, trying to learn new vocal techniques, and studying the business side of the music industry a lot more. I think I’ve learned a lot about music and the music profession in the last 6 weeks.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
I’ve been listening to tons of music that is not necessarily new but new to me to expand my musical palate. In the last month, I’ve listened to everything from Ace Frehley’s ’78 solo album to Wage Wars Pressure. I’d highly recommend those two as well as Invisions Between You and Me and Attila’s Villain. All great records worth checking out.
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
I love to cook on the grill, so I’ve been making a lot of grilled salmon, steak and chicken. I like to throw asparagus or some other kind of vegetable on the grill with them and serve them with a baked sweet potato or some brown rice. I made beer years ago, and once my local beer and wine hobby shop opens back up I’d like to start making my own wine.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I’m not a big tv or games guy. I’m a big history buff though so I watched the Waco miniseries on Netflix last week. Really interesting show on the Waco tragedy of 1993.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Hang in there and focus on the positives and the opportunities that come with the isolation. It may seem strange to be told to focus on opportunities at a time like this, but during the pandemic, I have reconnected with old friends who I haven’t talked to in years. We’ve caught up over virtual beers, which has been awesome. Right now I feel more connected with some friends and family living in other states than I ever have. I think it just took isolation for us to notice we’ve had the tools to stay connected the whole time, now we’re just taking the opportunity to use them.