Noise to Note! #85

And it is on time too!

So the last few days, I was really dead set on something from Panda Bear. I watched videos and went through different songs. Narrowed it down to a few choices.

Then today I woke up and just felt peaceful and calm. I thought of a trip to California. A few kids in a van driving across the United States. In the desert, we sweated like pigs because the owner did not want to run the air conditioner. We pulled into neighborhoods and slept in the van. Trying to keep a low profile not to raise suspicion that we were not visiting someone. This went on for days on end until the day came in which the Pacific Ocean sprung into view between the hills. A ruffled field of dark blue.

The van only had a cassette player and we brought 5 cassettes. So it was a constant loop of Minor Threat, T.S.O.L., Bob Marley, J.F.A., and this. Steel Pulse. This ran constantly. So I can not think of cruising down the PCH without hearing Steel Pulse in my mind as the sound track. A few kids laughing and peering out the window. Low on funds. No idea when we were going back home. No cares.

Steel Pulse – Ravers

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About 1stpeaksteve

The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, writer, and Operational Management specialist; this is an eclectic collection of travel tips, surf coaching, and stories from my past. I also spotlight music that moves me and world events. Thanks for reading!
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2 Responses to Noise to Note! #85

  1. That’s a great backstory. It seems you had a fun, free, and wild youth. That’s cool! Love the the reggae too. 😉

    • 1stpeaksteve says:

      If you only knew. It was a bit out there at times. At some point I somehow matured into a management type which seems kind of odd.

      Who does not like some reggae now and then? I would not like to meet them! Ha ha!

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