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As the summer draws to a close, we look forward only to the rigidity of back-to-school bro-fests organized by student unions. The life of a touring musician is far from glamorous, summer festivals or winter club shows. But at the end of the day that adrenaline rush of playing a show -- any show -- makes it all worthwhile.
Temptations are always abound in the world of rock 'n' roll and it's easy to be drawn to them like flies to a pile of shit. In the last few years I have fallen to an addiction -- I've become a coffee drinker. When I told my friends I'd caved they excitedly began schooling me on the world of java. Still, drinking Starbucks coffee doesn't come without its share of conditions and compromises.