Alec and I grew up in Portland playing music together in our best friend’s house nestled in the rain forest. When Alec turned eighteen, he made the trek down to Los Angeles for college and continued to chase music. I left for LA October 3rd, 2016 at the tender age of twenty five to join him in LA and officially combine musical forces.
I decided to move down to LA for the same stereotypical reason every musician does: to follow my dreams and find a sugar mamma to help support me financially. It’s not like musicians make any money nowadays. We are going to change that though.
Prior to my departure, I gave away and sold off most of my possessions. I told myself whatever could fit in my Suburu Outback, I would take to California. I knew I would be living on an air mattress in Alec’s living room so I didn’t want to cramp anyones style.
Having lived in the lush Pacific Northwest my whole life, moving to California made me nervous. Would I get dehydrated? Could I drink the tap water? Would I get sunburnt? After living here for a week, it's clear the convenience of the 21st century has prevailed, at least for now. All the practicality surrounding survival, are all in place. As long as I have a little bit of money, I should be able to survive. And more importantly becoming a successful songwriter and performer.
In due time, Freaks of the Sea will become a global inspiration train that will help people feel less alone in the shoes they navigate this world in. This is the Freaks of the Sea blog. This is just one of the pieces to the puzzle.