Episode 28: Andrew Solmssen

20Jun

This episode of YTunes Shuffle kicks off right away with the scary incident that arguably began Andrew Solmssen's weight loss journey. We discuss his new found love for hiking, (find the hawk video he was talking about here) his now typical diet, and the amazing bike share program in West Hollywood. 

We talk about how a car was actually limiting his mobility at his heaviest and that he felt he need to fight to disprove stereotypes about fat people. While at his heaviest, Andrew breaks down the his entire experience of airplane travel and how it should be like a game of Tetris and why hanging out at Starbucks was so much different for him at 500 pounds than his thinner companions.

Andrew shares how he went to the same high school as the Obama children, although at very separate times, and how a Peter Gabriel concert informed his half page memory in the high school year book. Motorcycles  and computers kept him moving from one clique to another in school all while MTV’s “120 Minutes” informed a majority of the soundtrack to his young life.

Born in Brazil and raised in Washington DC with one younger sister, Andrew also discusses the intense pride he feels for his sister and her accomplishments. 

 

After we go through Andrew’s Fave5, (of which he made an awesome playlist on Spotify for you) we shared our Listener Song of The Week; Justin from Eden Prairie, MN shared a story that involved “FreeBird” as the soundtrack. 

Band Or Bar takes us to College Park, Maryland, and Andrew’s Guilty Pleasure sounded too awesome not play a clip of it.

Find Andrew's Corner of The Internet on Twitter or Instagram. Andrew had so many wonderful stories that didn't make the cut, so if you'd like more...check out our Soundcloud page for more snippets and B-side tracks.

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