Firewater frontman Tod A likes to travel. The ex-Cop Shoot Cop leader and longtime New Yorker spent almost three years on the road following the release of 2008′s The Golden Hour, finally settling down to live in Istanbul. New album International Orange! (Bloodshot) was made there and in Tel Aviv during last year’s Arab Spring. Of course Tod hit the road immediately to promote the LP, but a couple weeks ago he tripped on a cobblestone, breaking his kneecap and forcing the tour to be postponed. Tod will, however, be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week, writing about the things he can’t travel without. Read our brand new Q&A with him.
A: About $40. My father gave me my first Victorinox knife when I was 10. I’ve carried one ever since, on a chain. I’ve only lost a few. My favorite model is the Huntsman. It’s got most of the handy stuff but is still light and compact. I use it mostly to open beer and wine bottles, cut bread and cheese, put new holes in my belt, and for assorted minor repairs. I once scared off three muggers in southern Thailand with this knife and a bit of NYC attitude.
Video after the jup.