Burma

Raw Music International & Time Magazine by Cyrus

  Our first video for Time.com.  A quick portrait of the last day of the Yangon Ferry.  I was struck by the light, grace, kindness.  We spent a couple days riding back and forth, and although we could never fit in, we became the weird but inoffensive sideshow to the human carnival of those boats. One of my favorite videos to shoot. You can't mess it up with light like that.

 

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...