I traveled a lot this last year - mostly in cars, trains, and buses. At some point in 2011 I started shooting short segments of video with iPhone(s) from moving vehicles, while touring city to city with my band.

MUSIC: “Around Us” by Jónsi

Travels in Asia.

I’m trapped in my hotel room in Manila, Philippines - our security is advising that we don’t leave the hotel for threat of kidnapping, potential drowning or another reason with undesirable consequences. SO, I thought I’d share some of the photographs I’ve taken so far.

…Terrible airline food. Although I’ll bet Chef Morimoto was flippin’ steaks up in business class.
 
…Vintage toy museum in Singapore.
 
…Buck Rogers sure was a creep. Who knew!?
 
…Drum tech, Scotty Jablow & guitar tech, Dr. Kyle Henderson. // Singapore.
 
…Jakarta, Indonesia.
 
…Lonely drum kit in the hotel lobby. // Seoul, Korea.
 


…Within Asia’s largest “underground” shopping mall, 85,000 square meters of dense commerce. // Seoul, Korea.

…Seoul, Korea.

…Luckily, Starbucks is a universal language.

…Trinket shopping. // Korea.

…17th floor view. At night the “Sindoh” sign would illuminate to a near blinding level. // Korea.

…Signing stuff in Seoul.

…Seoul, Korea.

…Backstage grapes. // Korea.

…Leaving Seoul, Korea.

…Upon arriving in the Philippines, I was lei’d and given a fresh coconut before being swiftly “sent to my room”.

Up next, Osaka, Tokyo, & Yokosuka. Followed by Hawaii, LA, & NYC (and eventually home).

— matt.

One of my favorite songs off this album - shot with our buddy Tom Harmon while on tour.

Captain Awesome!

gch:

Sometimes you’re the only one moving forward in an entire world that’s pushing back. Watch the new video for “Life Goes On” (The Matt Chronicles)

gch:

We were so honored to have the kids of the PS22 Chorus join us on stage for “The Fighter” during our show at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY.  You can check out the video of the performance above and click here to see the behind the scenes footage of us hanging out with the kids at soundcheck. THANK YOU PS22 Chorus for inspiring us with your amazing talent!!

This was shot a few days ago @ our show at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. Such a rad and talented bunch of kids!

"We should always know that we can do anything - go do!"