Minnesota winters have never been, oh, say, pleasant, but this year has been a little rougher than normal—record snowfall, an extra-long season, and our new friend the polar vortex. One thing that did make it a little more bearable was a fun collaboration between artist Lexa Walsh and musician John Munson called Fever Songs. A tiny cabin was built in the atrium of the Walker Art Center, turned into a recording studio, and a night was spent recording improvised music to lyrics and inspiration provided by patrons of the gallery. I engineered the “session,” then John and I took the tunes home to overdub a few things and I mixed it all down later. This was a really challenging and enjoyable project.