I’m riding cross country on a 1963 Vespa playing songs and promoting my band’s double album:
I’ll try to come see you if you let me know where you are!
Anyways, This is my attempt at being a somewhat professional musician for 4 months of this year. I’m getting food and shelter mostly from friends and family and hopefully from people i meet via couchsurfing.org and etc. But $ in exchange for cds, live songs, shirts, and fabric art pieces is my source for gas money. As well as getting my rent paid.
We made 200 hand numbered, hand crafted physical copies of the double album and I really only need to sell these 200 to make it work fluid. Which isn’t a whole lot considering the millions of people in the USA.
If you’d like to help a guy out with a “dream” (playing music for cost of living) check out the link. I honestly can say I’d do the same for anyone else. It’s not only helping me out but you get awesome independent music as well! Or any direction on places to book a quick set or to street perform is also great.
You can also follow the trip at http://jstranger.weebly.com
I’m on my cross country Vespa road trip tour thingy. At a friend’s apartment in Chicago right now. Using the net.
here’s the trip blog
I got the yet unnamed Vespa started and put 8 break-in miles in on my first ride going up and down my block and circling around in the parking lot at the end.
Only at least 192 miles to break in left. I kept it at 20kph most of the time (15mph).
Supposed to keep it under 30-35mph for about 200 or more miles.
It was magical and I did not want to stop.
I cannot wait to get to both oceans on it. Or at least attempt to.
If I come anywhere near anyone on my road trip I will give you a ride.
Gas money for getting coast to coast appreciated ;)
New 1963 VBB Vespa. Custom paint and seats. Happy happy joy joy!
click the link!
so, this summer I’m embarking on a circular cross country road trip! and all on my Vespa!
i’m gonna be playing some solo shows too. at houses and wherever.
i’ll be documenting it through words and photos during as well as after if you’d like to track my voyage!
and if you’d like to let me sleep on your floor or couch or in a spare bed OR have me play in your house or for you and some friends OR show me the awesome things around you like nature or stores or whatever… get in touch with me!
just putting it out there