I’ve spent a few good weeks relaxing on the Valley Isle with my buddy Dave. Our time has been divided equally between surfing mild tropical waters and drinking cold, American beer.
Dave also hooked me up with Bullion’s mashup of J Dilla and the Beach Boys, entitled Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee and it is the perfect album to listen to while driving through the sugar cane fields on the way to another session in the water.
The Sonic Mine Field has a great write-up on the Bullion album, so go give it a read. In the meantime, you can listen to a couple of the tracks here.
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On my way home from a little holiday jaunt over to the valley isle, airport security directed me away from the lineup of American cattle and towards the queue for Expert Travelers.
Finally - some recognition for the amount of time that I’ve spent at airports.
They still made me take off my shoes, and I was subject to additional screening because I forgot to take an American nickel out of my pocket.
Here are some airplane-related tracks that you can cruise the skies to.
I’ve only been here for 24 hours and I already I’ve had 3 pretty decent surf sessions and eaten 4 fish tacos. Plus, I’ve been listening to the island’s hottest radio station: Da Jam 98.3. They pretty much play the week’s top R&B/Hip-hop songs a couple of times an hour.
One song they’ve been playing lately that I can’t get out of my head is this one:
In the word’s of the Mix Tape Maestro:
“Does it instantly register as one of the reasons why (Lil’ Wayne’s album) will go down as the classic album it’s been tirelessly predicted to be? Not necessarily, but the next time someone utters the line “fuck the police”, NWA’s rivalry with the FBI probably won’t be the only thing that crosses one’s mind anymore.”
When I was travelling in Thailand, I bought a bunch of bootleg CDs to l isten to. Two of those, Beach House 1 and Beach House 2 have become staples and always remind me of tropical good times. Yeah, they’re Hed Kandi mixes and kinda cheeseball but I know you love that shit. I just know you do.