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Meet Your Modern Hobo: Anthony

Anthony and I met on the Blink 182/Rancid tour when I was out with Against Me! and we've been friends ever since. I most recently saw him when we had a day off in the same town he was gigging in. We're rarely at home so our friendships are as fluid as our schedule, and running into tour friends on the road is one of my favourite parts of this lifestyle. Check him out below!


NAME: Anthony Amor

OCCUPATION: Handler of cotton goods and cheap plastic.

BANDS YOU'VE WORKED FOR: Tegan and Sara, 30 Seconds to Mars, Dillon Francis, Henry Rollins, Chris Cornell, Blink 182.

OTHER INTERESTS/SKILLS: Morrissey, St Louis Cardinals, animal rights, straight edge.

YOUR STORY: I'm just passing through here on my way to somewhere civilized.

FAVOURITE PART OF TOUR/TRAVEL: The kind of sleep only a bunk on a bus can provide.

TOUR/TRAVEL HACK: Padlocking a porta potty. 

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY?: Give vegan a chance.


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Meet Your Modern Hobo: Michael

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Michael and I met through pals and the music scene in Vancouver. We became fast friends with a mutual love for good music and fancy t-shirts. Legs Occult, the band he's in with two of my dear friends, will change your life. Check him out below.


NAME: Michael Douglas Weiss

NICKNAME(S): F**k'n Weiss

OCCUPATION: Drummer/welder/science instrument builder/fashion forecaster/muse.

YOUR BAND: Legs Occult

BANDS YOU'VE PLAYED IN: Legs Occult, Two Towns, Tender Hearts.

OTHER INTERESTS/SKILLS: I love fashion photography, beautiful homes, going to the ballet with my girlfriend, making cocktails at home, telling boys to shave their beards and generally looking amazing ;).

YOUR STORY: Small town kid. Amazing family. Started playing music so my big bro would like me. It worked. I was always into the arts and music was the one that really stuck. As time went on I found it more interesting to talk to other artists and get them inspired and evolve their work. Constantly pushing and asking for more. To me that is one of the highest places I have gone with my work. 

FAVOURITE PART OF TOUR/TRAVEL: Looking amazing ;).

TOUR/TRAVEL HACK: Take nothing but carry on when flying, always show up 2 hours early for flights and have a drink, look amazing, I always think "what would Charlie Watts do?" then do that :).

BEST TOUR/TRAVEL STORY: A group of friends and I were riding our motorcycles over a long weekend and of course it rained the entire time. The last day a solid 8 hours in we were heading back to Vancouver and a couple of us broke off the main group to crash at my gramma's place. Soaked to the bone, cold, tired, hungover and completely defeated we pulled into her place. With open arms (full of beers) she let us in and offered every one of us a nighty to wear while our clothes were being washed and dried. Being in a room full of bikers with my gramma's floral nighties on and listening to her tell stories (half a bottle of scotch in) was what made that stupid motorcycle trip the best one yet <3. Love you gramma <3.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY?: Call me some time <3.


Meet Your Modern Hobo: Franny

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Meet Your Modern Hobo (MYMH) is a weekly feature on all the amazing Modern Hobos we know and love, those travellers and nomads who are part of the MH family.

Franny is a talented and lovely woman, and we are stoked to have her as our first featured Modern Hobo - especially since she did the design for the debut MH shirt, Spirit of '93! Read on to find out her story and best tour/travel hacks.


NAME: Francesca Anderson

NICKNAME(S): Franny

OCCUPATION: Model / actor / designer / Booted Design creator (Etsy store opening in June).

BANDS: I used to sing a bit with Buck 65, but now I just sing in the shower! Been in music videos for Buck 65, Dear Rouge, Coal Chamber, and Spoon.

OTHER INTERESTS/SKILLS: Cooking, crocheting, learning how to code, illustrating.

YOUR STORY: Although I'm not a music tour nomad, I would definitely categorize myself as a Modern Hobo. I'm in the midst of a transition from Canadian to USA living (I'm an American on my passport, but a Canadian at heart!). For the past 9 months I've been living out of suitcases between Toronto & NYC for modelling and acting gigs. I may settle into a design job with actual working hours, or I may just keep on with the "gig" lifestyle. Part of being a Modern Hobo is just not knowing - which is part of the fun!

FAV. PART OF TOUR/TRAVEL: The excuse of not being able to cook on the road - that means I get to challenge myself to find the best, cheap food in every neighborhood I'm in.

TOUR/TRAVEL HACK: Wear frumpier than usual clothing, rub your eyes red, talk nasally, cough once for good measure. No one wants to deal with interrogating you in this state. This pertains also to long bus rides: grab a seat in the back, sprawl your shit out everywhere, and start coughing like crazy so no one wants to sit next to you. I guarantee you'll have a row all to yourself. 

BEST TOUR/TRAVEL STORY: I was once on a 12 hour bus from Toronto to NYC. The driver fancied himself a comedian and got on the intercom EVERY HALF HOUR for a sports / news / weather / "view from the driver's seat" segment. I wanted to kill myself at the time, but it's a good story now. And it means I can live through anything.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY?: I like turtles.