When I travel for work

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I try to bring as lit­tle as pos­si­ble. Just the es­sen­tials, for ex­am­ple, seven gui­tars in a cus­tom-made bag, a large bag of gui­tar ef­fects and my smoke and mir­rors bag … you get the idea! I’ll bring a small bag for my own needs, which I’ll shove my run­ning gear in. Thank­fully I don’t need a lot of hair prod­ucts th­ese days! cre­ative stim­u­la­tor. Gen­er­ally, I don’t bring a lot of clothes es­pe­cially if I’m trav­el­ling to the US. I’m very lazy when it comes to pack­ing for hol­i­days. I can be happy un­wind­ing any­where on the wa­ter. Look­ing out across the ocean is definitely an elixir for me.

Where I go to play

I like New York City. It can sat­isfy what­ever ap­petite you have. If you want to hit it hard and do all-nighters or go shop­ping at Whole­foods at mid­night to buy or­ganic gro­ceries. It’s a night-owl city.

The one thing that’s al­ways in my carry-on

Man­hat­tan. They were asleep and snored al­co­hol fumes – it was dis­gust­ing. At the time I also had laven­der oil in my bag, so I took it out and scat­tered it like a priest to clear the air a bit. The air host­ess was im­pressed.

How I get through long-haul flights

catch up on all the films that I’ve wanted to see but haven’t had the time.

My travel phi­los­o­phy

Is to whole­heart­edly em­brace the lo­cal cul­ture of the place you’re in. I can’t stand trav­el­ling with peo­ple who com­plain about why it’s dif­fer­ent or how it’s so much bet­ter at home. The whole point of trav­el­ling is to ex­pe­ri­ence other cul­tures. I think if travel was made a part of the ed­u­ca­tional curriculum in ev­ery part of the globe … the world would be a much bet­ter and more peace­ful place. If ev­ery­one could travel and really ex­pe­ri­ence the world, hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to learn about the many dif­fer­ent cul­tures, I’m sure it would re­duce the amount of con­flict. In­ter­view by Paul Ewart. For Diesel’s sum­mer tour dates, see diesel­mu­sic.com.au

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