A much anticipated and very necessary trip to Montauk took place a few weeks back. A longing to leave NYC behind for fresher scenery, ocean water, fried seafood and chilled bevs.
Now it is no secret that any respectable road trip requires the appropriate musical accompaniment. And besides sunscreen, the number one priority for this particular journey was just that. All four of us brought multiple CDs highlighting new favorites and choice classics.
With too many good tracks to share, I have whittled down a playlist of “all-stars” that truly captivated this adventure.
Stream and live vicariously:
1. DESTROYER – KAPUTT
2. THE DRUMS – MONEY
3. KANYE WEST – THE GLORY
4. THE CULTS – GO OUTSIDE
5. LYKKE LI – I FOLLOW THE RIVER (THE MAGICIANS REMIX)
6. TWIN SHADOW – CASTLES IN THE SNOW
7. ZU SHAPES – SPEAK IN THE SHEETS
8. M83 – MIDNIGHT CITY
9. SILK FLOWERS – SMALL FLOWERS
10. MOS DEF – BEEF
11. LOU REED – WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
12. WAR ON DRUGS – COME TO THE CITY
13. MOBY – WHY DOES MY HEART FEEL SO BAD?
14. ISLEY BROTHERS – SUMMER BREEZE
15. GRIZZLY BEAR FEAT. MICHAEL MCDONALD – WHILE YOU WAIT FOR THE OTHERS
16. LITTLE DRAGON – FEATHER
Wizards set to Rock Music part I. (Play song and read)
Ishmael, all dressed up in his red glimmery wizarding outfit sat on a stool in the highest tower of his castle. He sat heavily on his stool with his back hunched up and brows furrowed all deep in wizard like meditations. Occasionally blue little birds would ignite in flashes above his head and fly dreamily on up to the ceiling where they would pop softly with a little static sound. This was always a sign of a wizard at his business. Not just any old wizard of course, but the best, brightest and youngest in all the lands. His was a skill unheard of for generations, a power so deadly vast that even his confidants and admirers shied away from him when he flexed his old powers…
So there he was high on up in that tower there, dreaming up little blue light birds and thinkin and a thinkin boy…Now I guess you’re a wondering what that young wizard up there in his tower was thinking about and man you’ll never guess, but what he was thinking of, no kidding, was this monstrous pretty, blue as a summer sky Dragon… and oh boy this was no ordinary Dragon either, but the biggest meanest dragon anyone in the lands had ever seen. Huge as a mountain, the dragon would be seen miles around, wheeling his way through the skies, skin shining like the sea at sunrise, all glinting cosmic sparkles way up over head. Sort of like a second sun made of hundreds of little pearly blue stars which were in fact his scales.
Pretty as the beast was high up there in the wild blue yonder he was a burden to the land and kingdom. Eating whole villages and what not as he was won’t to do… Thus the wizard, young and dressed up in shimmery red as he was, had been tasked on how to bring the beast down….to be continued.