Oh the irony. For the past two years, SWMRS has been promoting our first album’s title track “Drive North” which basically states that Los Angeles is overrated and superficial, especially compared to the Bay Area. However, I am here to say now that L.A. has managed to seduce me. They say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I am … Continue reading THE L.A. “TAKA” TACO TOUR
Written by Michelle. After spending 11 days in China for work, using high-speed, unrestricted WIFI to write this post feels like a blessing. Maybe the four flights and 28 hours it took to get there had a little something to do with it, but traveling to China felt like flying to a different planet. Visiting Asia is an incredibly humbling and eye-opening cultural experience, and … Continue reading OFF THE GRID IN XIAMEN, CHINA
When most people think of D.C., they undoubtedly think of the rank swamp radiating from the White House. Although Trump still thinks his sh*t smells like roses (queue ‘Roses’ by Outkast), you should still give D.C. a chance. I’ve been in and out of the District a lot in this past year, both on tour with SWMRS and visiting Michelle, which has given me plenty … Continue reading D.C. IS COOL?
After a year of writing Between Stations posts, people often ask why I haven’t shared all my favorite spots in the Bay Area. The truth is, I could write a book of recommendations just on this place I am lucky enough to call home. That being said, with a set of parameters, it’s easier to pinpoint a few highlights. With our pal, Charlie, from Wales, … Continue reading A WELSHMAN IN THE BAY
I think it’s safe to say we’re all excited for 2018. Despite the daily media hoopla, we have things to look forward to this year. #1 It is an election year. #2 John Gruden just got hired to be the Raiders head coach (sorry, I’m biased.) #3 SWMRS is heading into the studio this spring to record our second record…You won’t be disappointed. #4 It’s … Continue reading NEW YEARS 2018: LESSON LEARNED
For young rock bands from America, a major measure of success is making it across the pond and touring the UK and Ireland. For me, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland epitomize that iconic rock-n-roll feeling. It’s where I admittedly fantasize about what it was like to be a member of the Kinks or the Jam. Maybe it has something to do with the historic names … Continue reading BROWN ALE, INDIAN FOOD, AND SPICE BAGS: U.K. AND IRELAND
I admit, I was one of those kids who made a Christmas list up until I reached the legal drinking age. Then I realized it probably wasn’t appropriate to keep handing my mother an annual list of things I wanted. So now, I’m sharing this post to inspire your gift-giving and personal wish lists. I am in no way comparing myself to Oprah, who publishes … Continue reading THE M LIST: 2017