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THE LAST DAY OF YOUR LIFE

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I have just crossed off two bucket list items simultaneously at the end of a long and hot Warped Tour: 1) sharing the stage with the legendary metal band Gwar, and 2) watching our lead singer Zac Barnett die a bloody, grisly death. Spending a whole summer in parking lots can take a toll on your mental and physical well-being, particularly when there is …

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BROTHERS GOTTA HUG

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Earlier this summer, I had the honor of being the best man at my brother’s wedding. Furthermore, I was going to be super pissed if I was not the best man, since I am his only brother and I totally rule. The ceremony was in gorgeous Hiltonhead, SC, and friends and family came from all around to celebrate with William …

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Platonic Friends

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Once upon a time in TV Production class at University of Georgia, I made a little movie about a love triangle entitled “Platonic Friends.” Written and directed by yours truly, along with some stellar teamwork from my friends and classmates, this short film was made in Athens, GA a little over a decade ago. You might find it to be charming, cheesy, …

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Guitarmagëddon

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We have just returned from a European tour of so many diverse cultures, historic landmarks, and of course: late night döner kebabs and bratwursts. American Authors opened for a pop artist named Milow (think Belgian Andy Grammer) throughout Germany, and then hit some other cool countries on a short headlining run. I managed to do laundry once (the whole tour), …

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Interview with Metronome Magazine

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Had a great chat with Brian M. Owens from Metronome magazine, including some photos by Jesse Deflorio. Enjoy! Where did you grow up? Were you born into a musical family? I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. It’s an underrated music city; local artists included everything from the Black Crowes to Outkast. My grandfather was a jazz drummer in Manhattan in …

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The Middle East

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I just returned from a trip all the way around the world: NYC to Europe to the Middle East to the Far East and back to the East Coast. I froze my ass off in Stockholm, drank all the wines in Paris, crashed a vespa into a rice paddy field in Bali, got my Gangnam Style on in Seoul, but amidst …

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I Love This Guy!

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Sometimes you meet a celebrity you want to absolutely love, then he or she ends up being less-than-personable, rude, or just a complete nightmare diva bonehead. But sometimes…well, sometimes you’re pleasantly surprised. Sometimes you meet a hero. You have likely seen Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives’ starring the frosty-haired, tatted-up, vintage-car driving rockstar chef Guy Fieri. You may have …

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Pranking the Fray

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After two months of sleeping in a tiny bunk on a tour bus and waking up in a different city every day, it is with both remorse and relief to inform you I’m sleeping in my big boy bed again. Yes, it’s a red race car bed. Yes, I’m fine with that. In mid October, we embarked on a cross …

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Big in Japan

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I have just returned from a faraway magical land with enchanted noodles, an exotic language, and a favorable height differential. Japan is somehow one of the most futuristic and most ancient places I have had the pleasure to explore. Walking through downtown Tokyo feels like you’re living inside of a video game from 2030. Take the bullet train to Kyoto, …

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The Eric Andre Show

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 Last week I made my sketch comedy debut in the proudest and classiest of ways: as the caboose of a human centipede on the Eric Andre Show. I have always been a huge fan of outrageous avant garde comedy. Between Two Ferns. Da Ali G Show. Jackass. Upright Citizens Brigade. They kill me. The first time I heard of the Eric Andre …