The sails have been raised, the hatches have been battened, the jars of rum have been bayed, the cannons loaded, and all hands are on deck. My ship has set sail and is currently at sea.
Ok, I’m really not a pirate, or a captain. I don’t even own a boat. It sounds corny but my day job is “rock star”. I handle the duties of bass guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals for NYC’s Breaking Laces. We are no celebs, yet, but we get a decent amount of radio play and we do fairly well for ourselves.
The reason I am pulling the curtain aside on my other job is to let you all know that I will be away from the ship that is bayrumdiaries.com, for about the next two months. I am currently on tour with the band, and have limited shaving supplies with me. On top of that, our tour schedule is one of the heaviest we’ve had in a long time and we’ll be travelling and playing almost every day for the next two months. So I won’t really have time to write reviews and articles on a regular basis.
I do have a couple articles in mind though. I plan to write about my recent trip to NYC’s wetshaver’s paradise, Pasteur Pharmacy. And I have a couple reviews to write as well.
For those interested in what I am travelling with, here is what is in my shaving kit:
- Weber DLC razor
- Personna Medical Prep blades and Feather blades
- Simpson’s Duke 2 brush in best badger
- Taylor of Old Bond Street – Grapefruit Shaving Cream
- Taylor of Old Bond Street – Jermyn Street Shaving Soap
- Mikes Natural Soaps – Bay Rum Shaving Soap
- Geo F Trumper – Lime Skin Food Aftershave
- Baxter of California – Aftershave Balm
- Ogallala Bay Rum Aftershave
- Razorock alum stick
Full disclosure: Most of the links above, and in my reviews, are Amazon Affiliate links. In essence, if you click on one of these links and purchase a product, Amazon throws me some loose change. Literally, it’s usually less than a dollar (though sometimes more). This comes out of Amazon’s pocket, not yours, so it doesn’t cost you any extra to buy through those links. You don’t have to use them, but you get a big ol’ tip of the hat from me if you do, and the loose change goes to paying for the hosting fees of this website. I appreciate your readership, whether you use those links or not. And if you do, you have my thanks…
I should be back home around the end of September, and I am looking forward to picking up where I left off.