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 $160. Basically an ordinary acoustic guitar with all the fat trimmed off, the Martin Backpacker is really great for writing songs while on the road. It doesn’t sound so great, and I wouldn’t record with it, but the thing is so compact that it easily fits in the overhead compartment, so you never have to bicker with cranky flight attendants.
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