1 January 0001
Joseph Swanson was born and bred in LA. He's a loving husband, great friend, soon-to-be father, and aspiring audiophile artist. As the news that he and his wife are having a baby begins to sink in, Joseph is taking a long, hard look at his life, his current career, and the art he's always wanted to create. An adventurist at heart, the symptoms of these desires inside never seem more prevalent than at this time. His lists of aspirations have become grocery list and baby registry list. Those unchecked boxes on his bucket list seem as though they may stay empty. This tugs at his heartstrings, and Joseph concocts a plan. Joseph was faced with a tough decision to quit his band, Starfish Mafia, in which he was a bass player, and the decision never sat well with dear Joseph. He decides that now, NOW he must pursue another dream of his that he's been planning for as long as he can remember, create a nature album. As he breaks this exciting news of his latest ambition, his wife, and soon-to-be-first-time mother, is supportive but apprehensive. She reminds Joseph of his many colorful projects of the past which were, well, let's face it, less than successful. She also reminds Joseph that "true nature' is a complete 180 from growing up in LA. At Joseph's persistence, she agrees to follow Joseph on this one last escapade, with the caveat that he agrees to get his job back at his father's gas station afterwards. Joseph's friend, Joshua, an aspiring filmmaker, invites himself also for the adventure to capture every musical moment. Both agree that to make the most truest of nature albums and to properly catch the sounds of the great unknown, they must travel to Alaska. In this adventure of a lifetime, plans are made, bags are packed, less-than-travel-ready Winnebagos are purchased, and hilarity ensues. Unsure of what he will find or encounter, Joseph knows the reality that this is his one last chance to dream big and make his dreams come true.
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