Behind the Scenes

TBT by Cyrus

#tbt the time @j_m_russell and I crashed a Hindu prayer ceremony on our trip across Myanmar. The music was deafening and glorious. Added bonus -- our new friends took us to see Pioneer, a new rest stop on the Mandalay - Yangon highway. #burma #india #travel #vishnu #tabla #harmonium #myanmar #asia #migration

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. 

Road DOGES by Cyrus

  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.

Credit: Jacob Russell
Credit: Jacob Russell

Betsy and Matilda, our hapless bikes, right before things got real rough.

End of the ride. by Cyrus

End of the ride. Just sold our bikes in Loikow. Mine 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. #myanmar #burma #horror #hygiene #travel #moto #motorcycle #instabad

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...