Author: austinprince

February 3, 2019 austinprince 28 comments

Long white beard with a bald head and silver eyes. They got as hard as petrified stone when a homeless man walked by asking for donations. I looked down at my phone. I was writing poetry on it so I felt justified in ignoring him. As if my words were more important than his problems…

January 8, 2019 austinprince 39 comments

I had a migraine headache for a week before my trip down to LA to record Sadie. I had never had a migraine, so before we left I went into the hospital for a CAT scan because I was worried there might be a problem with my brain. It came back clear, but the headache…

October 26, 2018 austinprince 2 comments

In my time busking I have had a number of interesting encounters. Sometimes it feels a bit like a video game earning points as I do more tricks. And then there are the bonus rounds where points are doubled, tripled, or more. Once a man tipped me an Iphone. When I charged it up it…

October 13, 2018 austinprince 529 comments

“Hey man, is it cool if my friend sets his drums next to you and plays with you for a couple of hours? We could split the tips.” My immediate thought is, “No,” but then I look over at Rob’s car, which is packed to the brim with drums, and parked in the red zone…

October 4, 2018 austinprince 1,610 comments

Andrew and I are setting up our sound system on this beautiful outdoor patio at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. The gig is a corporate party for Apple and we are stoked! We’ve played some corporate gigs for big companies, but Apple feels particularly special. And the venue is an indication of this. The…

September 26, 2018 austinprince 2 comments

I pull up to Andrew and Kara’s house at 3:30pm on a Thursday to pick up Andrew for our gig with Greenpeace on board their boat The Arctic Sunrise. Kara is on her way out to run a quick errand, but suggests that Andrew borrow one of her scarves because he’d been feeling under the…

September 19, 2018 austinprince 11 comments

I’m playing music on Market Street in front of Westfield Mall in San Francisco as I’ve been doing a few times a week for the past month. I had recently quit my full-time job to open up the space to do this music thing full-time. I wasn’t quite sure what that meant. I’m still not….

September 12, 2018 austinprince No comments exist

The initial phase of writing my music is almost always done in solitude and in the case of “Hard to Bare”, in a blanket fort. But every song that I have completed (written, recorded, mixed, mastered and released) has been the result of collaboration. Often times working by myself I come up with an idea…

September 5, 2018 austinprince 1 comment

The tension between creating for creativity’s sake and using creativity to create a product for other people to engage with is constantly present for me. The rigidity of setting deadlines and grinding to bring something to completion is at odds with the feeling of flow that exists when I am creating for fun. I do…