Maybe it was the exhaust steam drifting over from the CANDU reactor in Dave's early childhood home of Pickering, ON. Maybe it was Kurt Cobain yelling this at him: 'He's the one/who loves all our pretty songs/and he likes to sing along/and he likes to shoot his gun/But he don't know what it means.' Whatever the case, he was hooked. Dave began writing original songs in his teens and even recording some on his computer. After recording and releasing 'The CDR EP' in November of 2007 on his Funny Mountain label, Dave continued playing shows in and out of the city more often, ending up at venues like the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield, La Sala Rossa in Montreal, and various Ottawa locales including The Manx, Zaphods, and the Rainbow Room. In the meantime he was writing and recording material that would end up on his next EP 'Exactly Off,' released as of December 2008. The recording, mixing and producing of which was mostly done by Dave in his Lisgar street apartment, with valuable appearances from local friends and musicians.