So I’ve officially departed Sydney and arrived at Hong Kong International for the first of two layovers. I’ve got 5 hours to kill before connecting through to Helsinki so I figured I might as well share some travel inspiration with anyone who cares to read.
Music has played a big part in every trip I’ve ever had. It’s always acted as a kind of vessel to capture however I’m feeling during that night in whatever city or that nervous/excited feeling flying to somewhere new, and then replicate it whenever I hear that song for the rest of my life. When I first flew to Canada (unbeknown to me that I would spend the next two years living there), I’ll always quietly mention that the entire Owl City collection from their album Ocean Eyes backwards was able to inspirationally sum up those first few weeks. Travelling overnight through the snow covered rocky mountains in minus 30 degrees. The feeling of loneliness starting a job as a housekeeper at a resort weeks before anyone arrived and not knowing anyone there. The feeling of fucking amazingness when I did know absolutely everyone and had the best winter ever, riding, drinking and just generally being epic. For that, I’ll always have a soft spot for Owl City. Even though everything he’s done since has been utter garbage.
So today I flew out towards Europe with my taste in music what I consider to be much more developed than what it was four years ago. The song of choice that I cracked on repeat as I stood at the gate eager to get amongst my Deutsche brethren, was a shit load more fun that anything I was listening to when I ran away to Canada four years ago.
This is where I present to you, Caaalifornia (Yes, the overload of “A’s” are deliberate) by French Horn Rebellion feat. Ghost Beach. I could bore you some more with wanky adjectives that try to encapsulate just how much this song makes you want to just party, but all I can say is listen to it and thank me later.
Admittedly this post has been a touch heart felt for a music blog, but does anyone agree? I’d love to hear some songs that seriously take you back to some fucking good memories of amazing times in the comments below.