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: $100. When I check into a strange hotel room, familiar music makes it feel like home. While not as light or compact as the ubiquitous Jambox, my JBL OnStage has proved extremely roadworthy over the years. It’s got a decent bass response and is still kicking out the jams.
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