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Quarantine Diaries: Django Django's Dave Maclean Is Livestreaming With The Band & Chatting With Cats
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the music industry, GRAMMY.com has reached out to musicians to see how they're spending their days off the road. Today, Django Django drummer/producer Dave Maclean shares his Quarantine Diary. Their latest single, "Glowing In The Dark," is out now.
[9:30 a.m.] On my way to the kitchen to make coffee I pass Angus on the stairs. He's just stumbled in from an all-night DJ set at the Pretzel Factory.
[10 a.m.] I've been staring at this pile of things for 15 minutes. I do this most mornings now. Sometimes I pick the snare drum up and move it to another part of the room.
[10:30 a.m.] Tending to the garden. I don't know if this plant is dead or it's simply deciduous. Spring will bring the answer.
[11a.m.] A record I don't remember buying arrives at the house.
[11:30 a.m.] As I leave the house to head for the studio, I'm struck by how wonderful the bins appear, bathing in the warm autumnal sunshine.
[12 p.m.] Dodgy John's got some business to care of. Heard him mutter something about Jaffa Cakes and pencil sharpeners.
[1:30 p.m.] Lunchtime and Janet from Studio 6 is chewing my ear off about Nazi moon bases on the dark side of the moon.
[3 p.m.] We're setting up a green screen for an online DJ set. Vinny [Neff, Django Django's singer/guitarist] said he wanted to be a part of the screen but his back's getting sore now.
[4 p.m.] DJ set done. The studio needs a bit of sorting out over this lockdown!
[7 p.m.] Work is done and I'm treated to a fabulous West London curry (thanks Sonia).