You know what’s easier than following around your fave up-and-coming indie-stroke-pop stars, day in, day out, to see what they’re up to? Asking them.
I wake up. The time depends on the day and how tired I am. After I wake up, sometimes I will look at social media for an hour, and sometimes I won’t, and I will get straight in the shower or get directly onto a phone meeting. Writing this out is making me question my lack of routine. However, I always drink a mint Yerba mate in the morning without fail.
Literally all of this changes every day, but I try to go on an hour-long walk with my dog on most days. I love looking at all the houses and plants of whatever neighbourhood I’m in at the time (I’ve moved around a lot in quarantine). I either listen to music or a podcast that I’ve been into while I’m walking and I really get to relax and enjoy my time outside. If I don’t get outside, I feel pretty nuts and start acting out lol.
Normally around 1pm, I’ll start working on music, whether it be by myself or with a producer. This past week I’ve been going to my friend Jared’s studio every day and popping out tunes. Once I’m at the studio, I’ll start thinking about food. Sometimes if I am really lazy I’ll bring a protein bar and just eat that, but the past week me and Jared have been pounding down this Tartine bread loaf he has at his place, along with a huge container of kimchi. Kimchi is a go-to snack. And Babybell cheese.
This is the time for another dose of caffeine. I’ll take whatever I can get. My friend Jared has an espresso machine at his house, so I’ve been drinking a lot of light roast espresso that tastes like tomato juice and acid. It’s very strange and kinda gross, but I really need the caffeine bro.
A couple times a week, I will take my dog Juno to the dog park around this time. It’s honestly so fun to watch the dogs run around and see all their little dynamics play out in front of me. It must look crazy from a birds eyes view. Just a bunch of dogs running around and humans standing with their arms crossed and a leash around their neck. We love.
I will hang out with a friend and make some food or maybe go pick up some food. We talk about life and what happened during the day, or talk about music and art and therapy and things like that. If I don’t get to see my friends in person, I will FaceTime a bunch of people and talk that way.
I start winding down around 9. I will either put on a movie or a show. This past week I’ve been watching Ink Master and Criminal Minds. I am also kinda obsessed with YouTube. I love watching music videos, and Brad Mondo hair reactions and cooking shows.
Sleep time. I have to put on a podcast on my phone to be able to fall asleep. Also, I need a fan going for the white noise or else I definitely won’t sleep. I hate going to sleep. I dread it. I wish I could just be awake forever.