The Road to LA: Before The Move

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At the time of this post, I’m currently in Dayton, Ohio, as I’m on the way to LA. There’s been a lot of big things going on, as I’m already a quarter of the way on my way to LA, but I wanted to talk about everything that happened before I initially left for LA (especially to give some shoutouts).

Regarding music, I recently released a few tracks, each one ranging in style. The first one was an interesting idea, where I tried to “collab” with people while doing Parkour. It came out as a heavy trap/dubstep banger – check out the video below:

Next, I released a track that I’ve been working on for some time. It’s called Metronome, and features the Ableton Metronome as an interesting percussion element. It’s a blend of Moombahton and Electro House, and also recently just got added to Pandora. Feel free to check it out below!

I wanted to wait for the best time to officially talk about this, but I was in touch with Halfbrick – the video game company that made the world famous iPhone Game Fruit Ninja. I did an official remix of the theme song from Fruit Ninja, and it came out pretty epic. They’re planning on using it for an official video, so I’ll post that once they do – in the mean time, you can still listen to it.

Switching gears, this past Monday was the Boston Marathon, aka Marathon Monday. It’s an an unofficial official holiday in Boston, and it was an absolutely crazy day this year. It was the perfect weather, and me and all my friends walked along the course while cheering everyone on. Huge shoutout to my friends Lauren, Chris and Kate for absolutely killing it in the Marathon this year!

Continuing along with athletics, Hubbable 6: Jam of The Beast happened the week before I left. Hubbable is an annual Parkour jam in Boston where people from all of the world come and train at iconic spots in Boston. Like the past years, the jam was a huge success, and I ended up DJing it when we all trained at HUB that night. Here’s a brief Instagram video I took while I was playing my trap banger Yeah, She Squats and filming the gym:

That night was absolutely crazy, as after training for hours, we drank some Franzia and played an epic game of Slap The Bag. I also got a bit closer to getting a Planche Push-Up, which is a bodyweight move where you do a push-up without your legs touching the ground. It’s arguably one of the hardest bodyweight moves out there, and I’ve been training for months to get one. I should get one extremely soon!

Also regarding Parkour/Fitness, I finally got some of my shots back from the modeling shoot I had roughly a month ago. The pictures came out awesome, here’s one of my favorites:

Baby Freeze

Overall, the past few weeks leading up to me moving were insane, and I couldn’t have had a better time hanging with friends and preparing to move. If you haven’t read it yet, I wrote a post about the 9 steps I took to move across the country with no job – hopefully that makes the moving process easier for you.

Now to finish this post off, I wanted to tell an interesting/hilarious story that happened to me this past Sunday night. I initially pregamed with some of my girlfriends (the ones from the main picture of this blog post), and we went out to a local bar in Boston.

When we got there, one of the bartenders was an extremely attractive brunette girl that had her hair down to her waist (it was wicked long). She came over and asked if we wanted drinks, and I replied by saying that I thought her haired looked really good (which it did). After she walked away, my friends suggested I ask her for her number. After initially saying no, because I didn’t want to be that guy, I figured why not give it a shot.

So I waited until she was alone, went over and said that I used to be a bartender, so I know how this may come off. I briefly said that I thought she was really beautiful and would love to get her number. She politely replied that she doesn’t give her number out while she’s working, and if I wanted to, I could write my number down and she would text me. I took that as a polite way of saying no, so I just said no problem and walked back to where my friends were.

A couple minutes passed and then all of a sudden I felt a tap on my shoulder. She extended out a piece of paper, saying “here it is.” My first response was “What?,” because that’s the last thing I ever expected. She said “Yeah! Here’s my number,” which I quickly replied “Really?!” – which probably wasn’t the best reaction haha.

I said that I used to be a bartender, so I didn’t want to come off as that “Let me get your numbaaaa” guy. She replied she obviously could tell the difference between a good guy and a bad guy, and she wanted to give me her number.

So after all of that, after getting her number in a way I never expected, I ended up losing the piece of paper that she wrote it on haha. I guess it doesn’t matter anyway, because I wouldn’t have been able to meet up with her anyway, but it was probably one of the funniest ways that story could have ended.

Oh well. Anyway, I’m on my way to LA, so there’s bound to be some interesting stories along the way.

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