For any skeptics of The Buried Life — and the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into maintaining the project — there’s something important you should know: Duncan, Ben, Dave and Jonnie aren’t special. Sure, they’re smart and pretty, but these guys have the same exact thoughts and fears about the world (and finding their place in it) as everyone else. They’re just getting off their asses and doing something about it.
To truly understand their motives for creating ’TBL’, it’s key to listen to the Lifers talk about the unglamorous aspects of what they’re doing, as well as why it’s all worth it in the end. Starting today, we’ll be rolling out video from a casual sit-down we shot aboard Penelope back in 2009 (’scuse the unsteady hand, caffeine was still an issue for us back then), where the four friends opened up about the personal nature of the Buried Life mission. In these first two clips, hear the guys describe how this list of theirs is ever-changing and why each day is a fight against becoming complacent.