Mike Guard, who many of you may know as Blunts & Blondes, is taking the bass realm of EDM by storm. You might have caught him at festivals like Sunset Music Festival, Imagine Music Festival this past Friday, opening up for some of the biggest names in EDM, or on tour. Wherever you saw him, I bet you got grimey and deep in emotion.
This Meet Me Monday all started with Mike standing me up for this interview! He stood me up for almost two hours to be exact… But if I’m being honest, I couldn’t even be mad at him when he showed up. He turned out to be THE nicest, down to earth, and probably dopest dude I’ve interviewed yet. His presence was extremely calming – it might have been because he smoked a big fat one before showing up, but he’s got a personality I definitely did not expect.
Checking out his Instagram, other interviews he’s done, and just from the sound of his stage name “Blunts & Blondes,” you would think this man is only about a good roll and hot chicks, but he’s got A LOT more substance to him than that. He truly cares for the team he has and the audience that supports him. He doesn’t want to just make music for the fame. His music is about reaching that deep euphoric feeling and inspiring people to be themselves, feel, and do whatever that gives them their high. Mike gets the meaning of putting in that hard work and hustle to get where you strive to be and, the most important factor, not stopping that hustle once he’s reached a peak. He may be the face behind Blunts & Blondes, but his humble personality accredits a lot of his fame and success to his team. I am beyond stoked that I got to know that version and even more excited to share this side of Blunts & Blondes with YOU.
Blunts & Blondes’ takeaways:
- Mature and Grow: As time evolves, so do we. When we mature and grow, so do our dreams and wants. It’s normal.
- Know what your dream is and never stop working to reach it. If you think you’ve hit the jackpot of the dream, keep pushing yourself to work harder.
- Sometimes fear can be your motivator. Let the fear of not becoming successful, the fear of getting stuck in a rut, the fear of whatever sets you back, push you to overcome that obstacle. Don’t let fear win. Use it to your advantage.
- Surround yourself with people who are diligently working towards their goals. Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future… Am I right??
- You don’t have to be influencing the world by yourself, you can be a part of a bigger picture, a bigger community, to help influence the world.
Mike’s dream life is more than just performing on stage every night. When I asked him to explain his perfect “dream day” (wouldn’t fit in the video – sorry!) it went a little like this:
I’d wake up around 10 a.m, hang out with my friends, maybe we could go play some golf, go fishing, and hang out at the beach area. Not the beach, cause I DON’T like the sand, but I like the beach area. I like the water, but fuck the sand. Mainly I’d want to spend the day with Mac Miller, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and my dog Boogie T, and we would head to all the ice cream parlors. And obviously throughout the whole day be smoking pot.
Included in his perfect day and one of his favorite things to do right now is to play a really emotional show that creates an natural high for people, as well.
If you haven’t witnessed Blunts & Blondes living out his dream with your own eyes and ears, you’re definitely missing out. Fix that. You can catch Blunts & Blondes on stage at The Ritz (for all you OG fans), on a wild tour coming up, at a really really really lit after party, or karaoke if you’re lucky enough…
P.s. If you’re ever looking to impress Mike with a solid scoop of ice cream, that shit better be the classic chocolate chip with the FAT chocolate chips.
P.p.s. He recommended Columbia Burger to me and now I don’t think I have ever trusted a human being so much in my life.
Thanks Mike for being a pretty rad dude, showing up 2 hours late (don’t ever let that happen again…), supplying me with the best burger joint in town, and KILLING your Meet Me Mondays series. See you soon for Karaoke ;P