I was very saddened to hear that Colin Lay passed away. Colin was my, and many of my friends’ and peers’, recording instructor at Grant MacEwan College. I can’t overstate how much I learned from him in just one year. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the physics and the art of recording, a thorough teacher, and he listened intently. He was one of the (younger) trailblazers of recording in Edmonton and contributed to the music scene immensely. Not just on record, either; if you’ve seen live music in Edmonton, particularly at The Sidetrack Cafe or The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, you’ve probably heard Colin’s live sound. I always appreciated his no-nonsense attitude. He wasn’t one to flatter, so if he paid you a compliment, it meant something. Thank you, Colin, and rest in peace.