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Continuing with the Travel Essential Series, I had to ask Director A&R of Good Music All Day his thoughts on travel. After seeing so many great embarkments on his IG, I knew he had the scoop on great places to create, what to bring and just an open mind to traveling. 

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What is your favorite place to create and plan events?

Nashville has been my favorite so far, I've been overwhelmed by the response I've gotten from the city and specifically the Hip Hop/R&B communities here. As far as venues go, I'm definitely enjoying Mercy Lounge both for the atmosphere and location. They've been great to work with on events due to the professionalism, flexibility and quality of their staff (shout out to Adrienne for being the best.)

What are your must have travel essentials?

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My Girlfriend, laptop, cellphone, too many pairs of shoes, headphones/headphone splitter, business cards, phone charging cases, and chargers for everything else.

Out of all of the music and arts festivals, which one would you love to curate and why?

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I'd love to curate Pemberton Music Festival in Pemberton, British Columbia. Having attended for the first time this year, I was blown away by the scenery (the whole festival grounds are surrounded by snowcapped mountains, it's about 30 minutes from Whistler, BC) the cleanliness, and the weather. The crowds were all amazing and everyone was having such a fun time. It's also the biggest music festival in the PNW so that would be cool too. 

What made this past #NextFriday show special for you?

This one is special for me because of the support I've received from everyone in the city. I'm proud of the lineup which is curated as more of a playlist than the traditional headliner/opener structure. This is only my 3rd show in the city and we almost hit capacity (500 people) on the 2nd which left me completely speechless. I also just turned 24 on Sep 2nd, so that's something else that makes it even more special. 

What's the most interesting place you've been so far?

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To preface my answer, my dad was born and raised in Iran and my mom is originally from Hong Kong. I've been lucky enough to travel to both of those places and honestly it's too difficult to choose which is more interesting. Iran is fascinating because the culture, history (Persian empire), art, food, and music are all so vastly different from the UK (where I grew up) and the US. The people are amazing and I feel so welcome every time I travel there. Hong Kong is just an incredible city with such a huge variety of things to do and see. Plus the food is bomb AF.

What is the recipe for a great adventure?

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An open mind, the willingness to try new things, and a great travel companion(s)

Why is traveling so important to you?

Traveling is important to me because it allows you to experience new cultures and customs. It can open your eyes to new ways of thinking, and is absolutely a necessity in todays vastly "smaller" world. 

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EYEPISSGLITTER Studio + Conversations of Travel & Performing w/Burman

What is your favorite place to create?

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BurmanI create at the lake more than anywhere. Usually just go post up by the water with a few blunts and let nature inspire me.

What are your must have travel essentials?

Burman: Always gotta have good company. Goodmusic for the trip there and your adventures. Of course some good herb. And a camera.

Why is traveling so important to you?

Burman: Sometimes you can get caught up in the same culture of scene and not get to see what other have to offer. Nothing is worse than a closed mind, that's why traveling is important to me.

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Why is this particular show important to you?

Burman: Being the new comer to the scene. I've sat at shows in all the Nashville venues and said to myself that I'm gonna perform there one day. Mercy lounge is a big deal to me. I've always wanted to perform there. I get to scratch that off my list. Also Kiya Lacey is someone I've grown closer to and a year ago I told her we'd have a show together one day. And yeah that's happening also.

What song are you looking forward to performing the most at #NextFriday?

Burman: All of them. I love performing my whole set. I'm big on crowd participation so each song has call and response or heavy interaction with the crowd.

DESIGN

#eyeADVENTURE Share Your Travels Photo Contest

So I'm sure after you kept seeing the word #eyeADVENTURE, you thought, what is it exactly? It's finally the day I get to tell you! I've noticed from photos and stories, that 2016 has been a great year for travel! The year isn't over but I've come across so many great stories from friends and it made me think back to my adventures this year as well. From Rio De Janeiro to New Orleans, to Las Vegas to Los Angeles to Phoenix and all away back to New York to Tennessee; it's been a wild ride. 

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But enough about my stories I want to know your favorite places. Where are you finding inspiration? What are you eating? What's your favorite restaurant? Let me know and the best photo gets a sample of my next collection before it comes out.Now don't think, I didn't go out of the country, I didn't leave the state," there are plenty of cool places in your city. Introduce us. Get Ready for Week 1!

NOTE: This contest is via TWITTER. FACEBOOK. INSTAGRAM. Just hashtag #eyeADVENTURE

*How To Play*

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  • Read the challenge

  • Scroll through your thousands of pictures in your phone, choose one.

  • Upload to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter

  • Hashtag using #eyeADVENTURE

  • Each Sunday, a winner will be announced and photo posted on the EYEPISSGLITTER Instagram