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KAI WILLIAMS: What did you bring with you into the studio? “The cat stickers were from my girlfriend; she brought by cat-encrusted water and coffee, both critical to the process. I tried to bring all of the tools that I could even remotely think of needing, and I used most of them. I brought one set of drawers and my tool cabinet — they roll, so that helped a lot, and I screwed them shut for transport. Opening them up in the morning was like Christmas, except sadder because I had wrapped all of my presents myself.”