Behind the Scenes
The time Jacob and I crashed a Hindu prayer ceremony on our motorcycle journey across Burma. The music was deafening and glorious. Added bonus -- our new friends took us to see Pioneer, a sparkling new rest stop on the Mandalay - Yangon highway. Bright lights, expensive tea, slightly sinister water features. The American fever dream.
We just motorbiked across a significant portion of this fine country in search of music. Included --3 wipeouts, 8 repairs, stays with Hindus in the center of the country, Buddhists in the contested territories of Kayin state, and several Catholic Churches on our 4-day hell ride through the mountains between Taungoo and Loikow. I'll write about it soon, but here are some shots (with real-time captions) we posted to our instagram page -- @rawmusicintl.
Betsy and Matilda, our hapless bikes, right before things got real rough.
Just sold our bikes for fistfulls of very low denomination currency. My bike came secondhand with these two keychains. I dug the guitar and was somewhat confused about the purpose of the metal stick. Just found out it's an old earwax cleaner. And it rode in my pocket halfway across this country...