From The Desk Of Firewater’s Tod A: Things I Can’t Travel Without (Sleepmaker App)

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: Free. After years of playing in punk bands, I have some tinitus issues. Sleepmaker is a great iPhone app that makes background noise to help you nod out. They’ve got thunderstorms, ocean waves, crickets and a bunch of other soothing sounds. Usually puts me to sleep in five minutes.

Video after the jump.

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  1. Posted November 5, 2012 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    What a horrible week. I have a habit of checking the site quite often. After a great week with Howe Gelb I was mad at myself every time I hit my bookmark for Magnet for forgetting that this guy was still in charge. Whatever comes next can’t be this bad.