Planet Helix: In 1992 Brian and Lynda bought a 1930’s house for $92,000. Over the next 25 years they would completely renovate the house with architectural antiques from the London, Ontario area. The house was dubbed “Planet Helix”, the same name as the first Helix website set up some years before by Ron Kingyens, a friend of Brian’s since high school. The house would become famous in the London area. MTV Cribs would come to film an episode there. Much Music came to the house for a segment, and many newspapers and magazines would come to the house for interviews as well.
Even Danko Jones would come to do a podcast with Brian. He said, “You’re the only muther fucker I leave town to do a podcast with.” You don’t get many compliments bigger than that!
The house was the location for numerous HELIX release parties, Christmas parties, and summer barbecues, with sometimes over a 100 people showing up. The first person to stay in our guest room downstairs was Russ Graham of The Killer Dwarfs. Many other musicians ie. Doug Weir of Syre, The Mudmen, Tim Hicks, Sarah Smith, Morgan & Mercedes Lander of KITTIE and more at one time or another crossed it’s threshold. The house was sold in 2018.