From Corporate Lawyer to Full-Time Nomad With Kevin Martin of 30 and a Wake Up
Badass Digital Nomads
Kevin Martin is a full-time traveler and creator of the popular YouTube channel, 30 And A Wake Up, about how to prepare to live your best #vanlife. After serving in the military for 20 years and becoming burnt out from a hectic career in corporate law, Kevin finally found freedom in being a digital nomad - inspired through watching Kristin's YouTube videos back in 2018! In this episode, Kristin and Kevin talk about the challenges and benefits of leaving a secure, high-paying career to pursue a life of adventure and freedom as a digital nomad. Kevin shares stories from his life in the military and his transition from corporate life to van life during the covid-19 pandemic. He shares his best tips and advice for living in a van, investing money into passive income streams, and making friends and being social while traveling the world solo. Do you believe life can be better with a smaller paycheck and a tiny home on wheels? Tune in to hear Kevin’s candid thoughts on digital nomadism and why he decided to sell his van and move to Thailand via Hawaii! EPISODE 113 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Why Kevin will never sell his time for money again. Kevin’s experience coming of age in Hawaii and port hopping around the Mediterranean. Advice for people in high stakes jobs that feel like they can’t leave. How Kevin retired early and how he makes a passive income. Tips for living in a van and combating loneliness as a traveler. Pros and cons of living in a tiny home & a typical day in the life living in a camper van. Why Kevin sold his van, immigrated to Thailand on a long-term visa, and moved back to Hawaii. Kevin’s top travel tips, van life resources, books, and travel gear. QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you decide to join the military at 19? How did you end up living on an island in Italy? Why do you love cruises for productivity, relaxation, and saving money? Having lived in Hawaii for so long, which island is your favorite? Why did you pivot to law school after leaving the military? How did you start investing and making passive income? How did you walk away from a six-figure salary to pursue full-time travel? Where did you travel in your van during the covid-19 pandemic? What are the essential parts of a camper van set up? Are you totally fulfilled living alone in a van? How do you connect with people while on the road? What are the best destinations for working remotely and for relaxing? And much more! RESOURCES Join Kristin's Monthly YouTube Live Stream! (Last Sunday of each month) Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page. SafetyWing Emergency Travel Medical Insurance How Kevin Started as a Digital Nomad: With Remote Year Travel Books: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey On the Road by Jack Kerouac Two Years Before the Mast by Dana Henry Travel Gear & Tech Gear: GoPro Unbound Merino Osprey 30 L Backpack Nomatic 20-30L Backpack Nomatic Store ZOOM Microphones RODE Microphones Videos: Watch the video version of this interview (Coming Soon) Bulgaria Cost of Living Bansko for Digital Nomads Living Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince of Minority Nomad Full-Time Travel: Living Abroad Like a Local (Minority Nomad Part 2) Life begins at 40: the biological and cultural roots of the midlife crisis SOLO TRAVEL Van Life 🚌 Things They Don't Tell You About LIVING IN A VAN and Camper Van Life Podcasts: How to Travel the World Like a Vagabond with Rolf Potts Travel Like a Boss - Johnny FD (Episode with Kevin) Nomad on Fire (Episode with Kevin) Beer for Breakfast Travel Services: Remote Year Skyscanner Thousand Trails Campendium Xscapers Storyteller Overland Connect with Kevin: Visit his Blog Subscribe to his YouTube channel Follow him on Instagram Follow him on Twitter Connect with him on Facebook Connect with Kristin: Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... 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Bak and Drew interview Kevin Martin, lead singer from Candlebox and discuss all sorts of things from Far Behind to Andrew Wood to the Seattle scene and Candlebox's upcoming album due out September 17, 2021. If you like music and breathing air, you won't want to miss this one. Candlebox website: Candleboxrocks.com If you like wearing clothes, check out Natalie Martin's line: https://www.nataliemartincollection.com/ Kevin can be found on Twitter: @IMKM Kevin's IG: iamkevinmartin Website: Songsgonewrong.com Twitter: @SongsGone IG: @SongsGone Email: email@example.com
Jaw on the floor, zoning into spirituality, bastardised reggae basslines. The multidirectional musician and producer discusses three important albums.Kevin's picks:Gil Mellé – The Andromeda Strain OSTThe Necks – SexPublic Image Limited – Metal BoxKevin's soundtrack to Tarkovsky's Solaris comes out June 25th on Phantom Limb. Elsewhere, there's a Bandcamp for his music as Kevin Richard Martin and another for The Bug. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
Episode 129- Kevin Martin from Candlebox! This was fun as I’ve been a fan of Candlebox since their debut and they are from my hometown of Seattle. Their debut sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Tours with Metallica, Rush and Aerosmith followed. Kevin tells the story of how the band formed and the early club days in Seattle. We discuss the Seattle scene, the new album “Wolves”, dealing with haters, and the infamous Courtney Love feud. 0:00:00 - Intro0:01:43 - Early Musical Beginings0:03:25 - Shoe Store & Seattle Bands 0:06:57 - Midnight Oil & Peter Garrett 0:08:56 - Forming Candlebox 0:10:42 - Humble Beginnings 0:13:10 - Seattle Bands: Lack of Camaraderie0:16:30 - Candlebox Debut Album Artwork 0:18:55 - Sweet Water & Green Apple Quick Step0:20:45 - My Sister's Machine & Ethical Dilemma 0:23:25 - Gruntruck & Dealing with Hate0:25:02 - Deserving Success0:26:05 - Rockstock '94 with Tool 0:28:30 - Candlebox's Genre 0:29:55 - Gift from Layne Staley 0:31:34 - Second Album (Lucy) 0:32:56 - Third Album (Happy Pills) 0:36:20 - Drummer Shannon Larkin 0:37:55 - "Gracious Few" Supergroup0:39:36 - "I Want it Back" Song 0:42:43 - Flirting with Velvet Revolver 0:44:16 - Love of Music 0:45:45 - "Wolves" Album Theme & Country Divisiveness0:48:50 - Music Brining People Together & Making Changes0:53:05 - New Singles From the Album 0:53:31 - "Let Me Down Easy" Co-Written with Pete Cornell 0:54:55 - Drums, Singing and Side Projects 0:57:15 - Courtney Love Feud 0:59:25 - Kevin's Podcast 1:01:30 - Breast Cancer 1:02:25 - Wrap UpCandlebox Website:https://www.candleboxrocks.comBreast Cancer Research Foundation:https://www.bcrf.orgChuck Shute Podcast Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
ABOUT KEVIN MARTIN:Kevin Martin is the lead singer of Candlebox, Le Projet, The Gracious Few and The Hiwatts. Kevin's voice is AMAZING..... Live it sounds exactly like it does on record.Kevin is a founding member of multi-million selling platinum hard rock band Candlebox who burst onto the scene in the early 90's with the self titled debut album that exploded on rock radio. As the first truly successful band on Madonna's Maverick Records Candlebox earned their stripes and over the years have created an arsenal of memorable songs that have stood the test of time: "Simple Lessons", "Cover Me", "Stand", "Change", "You", "Arrow", "Happy Pills", "Don't You", "Vexatious", "Best Friend", and the Top 10 hit "Far Behind" and the recent track "Let Me Down Easy".ABOUT THE PODCAST:Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & LiveABOUT THE HOSTS:All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 10: Kevin Martin (Candlebox) - Music Buzzz Podcast
Music Buzzz Podcast
ABOUT KEVIN MARTIN:Kevin Martin is the lead singer of Candlebox, Le Projet, The Gracious Few and The Hiwatts. Kevin's voice is AMAZING..... Live it sounds exactly like it does on record. Kevin is a founding member of multi-million selling platinum hard rock band Candlebox who burst onto the scene in the early 90's with the self titled debut album that exploded on rock radio. As the first truly successful band on Madonna's Maverick Records Candlebox earned their stripes and over the years have created an arsenal of memorable songs that have stood the test of time: "Simple Lessons", "Cover Me", "Stand", "Change", "You", "Arrow", "Happy Pills", "Don't You", "Vexatious", "Best Friend", and the Top 10 hit "Far Behind" and the recent track "Let Me Down Easy". ABOUT THE PODCAST:Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & LiveABOUT THE HOSTS:All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week Brian and Jason discuss what they've been listening to, and chat about upcoming tour dates in their area for Blackberry Smoke, and Whiskey Myers. Then the guys chat about 90s bands that were influenced by blues and southern rock. Next the guys welcome their guest Kevin Martin to be their first guest for the first installment of an "outside the ballpark" episode of the podcast. Kevin and the boys talk about the beginnings of Candlebox, the battle for respect in the Seattle music boom of the early 90s, navigating the waters of immediately huge success on their first record, and the ongoing music career of the band.
Kevin Martin of Candlebox will be dropping by Touring Fan Live! The Candlebox front man will be dishing on the band's upcoming album Wolves, and we will be digging deep into the first single, "My Weakness." So, we'll hear all about the new stuff, a little about making music during the pandemic, and we'll even see if we can get him to open up about what is was like coming up in Seattle's famed grunge scene. Yes, we said grunge. This episode we talk about the new single, growing up in Seattle, the fine arts in schools, American bands and so much more.Tune in and don't forget to subscribe and like!!