My name is Gustaf and while I’m most certainly a Svenungsson from Sweden I’ve lived in London for the last 5-6 years where I’m studying programming and do music.
In my ignorance I believe most people go on an adventure because they want to see fantastical vistas, eat exotic food, meet people or escape the day-to-day routine. However, what is truly exciting about an undertaking such as this for me are the music possibilities – well that and a little of the “the great outdoors”…
There is a brilliant opportunity with this journey to record the sounds and music of places one wouldn’t have access to normally and create a virtual library, I mean how often do you read about the music of Bhutan or actually hear it? By quite some distance that’s why I decided to join in on the trip. As a passionate fan of music it’s an amazingly exciting opportunity to hear music you wouldn’t have otherwise heard of and learn. As a programmer and hobbyist mixing/recording engineer it’s a way to show off sounds and music most people would’ve probably never heard of otherwise.
Now granted before we get to that part of the trip I actually have to learn how to ride a motorbike. Which for various reasons I’m technically not allowed to do in Sweden right now. Instead I must apply for a license in the UK where I’ve lived for the last 5 years. I find it be quite bizarre. How every country on the planet appears to think they have the most dynamic, sensible and well put together bureaucracy it’s obvious that there’s still a lot left to do
Of course none of this will be very easy, or go exactly as planned. It will be arduous and complicated but with enough planning it just might work. Now since my experience with a motorcycle consists of riding scooters and watching the Great Escape I must admit to being ever so slightly nervous.