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More popular
than mechanic:
Can’t fix a flat,
but I was on the
prom court.

How-To Editor

ANDREW DANIELS


TUNING A
GUITAR BY EAR

Hum the first note of
Journey’s “Don’t Stop
Believin’” riff. There’s
your low E. Now hold that
string on the fifth fret to
find the sound of an open
A, and repeat the process
for every string except the
third. In that case, place
your finger on the fourth
fret to find an open B.

W


Impossible question.
I’ll go with my latest
love: Kentucky Peer-
less Straight Rye. It’s
sweeter, brighter, and
more robust than most
ryes—a suitable swap
for bourbon fans.

To quickly make a bottle opener, drive a nail
into a board so the head stands proud ½ inch.
Bend the shank and grab the bottle by the
nailhead. A tip as old as time.

THE BEST THING


POP EVER TAUGHT ME


Favorite Recipe
The Latin Manhattan, as
served at Rhumbar at the
Mirage in Vegas (and by my
father-in-law at his place
in the Poconos): Mix equal
parts Cruzan Single Barrel
Rum, Velvet Falernum
liqueur, and Reed’s Jamaican
ginger beer into a double
rocks glass with ice. Stir in
the juice of half a lime, add
a few dashes of Angostura
bitters, and top with the lime
rind. Proceed to drink three
in a row, ideally on a deck.

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COURTESY (DANIELS, DRAPER); LAKOTA GAMBILL (PRODUCTS)

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SOUNDBOKS 2
Speaker
This 33-pound beast
delivers 122 decibels of
atomizing sound.

PRODUCTS I’M USING RIGHT NOW

Bose Soundsport
Wireless Headphones
These offer the finest
fit and clearest audio at
their price point.

Miller Lite Cantroller
This fully functional
controller was made
from a full can of beer.
(Not available in stores.)

My
Pop Life
EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & LIFE-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF

Current passion project
I play in a band with my
college buddies called
Sammy and the Cosmos.
Stream us on Spotify and
make our dying dreams
come true.

The Best


Money I


Ever Spent


$250 for Draper, a
mixed-breed mutt from
Alabama and the best
friend I’ll ever have.


All-time favorite band
When I wear pants:
Wilco. When I dig out
my Dickies shorts:
Less Than Jake.

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WHISKEY

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