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Global Deejays – The Sound of San Francisco

I’m currently en route from Los Angeles to New York City as I write this post. Mind and body are in transit. Last night I dreamt that someone I loved died, which isn’t abnormal for me. I tend to see many people I love in my dreams facing death. I’ve come to think that it means that they’ll probably live the longest in real life. This may just be my own attempt to remain sane in the present day, or it may actually be true. Who knows.

I suppose the reality is that I’m about to start my final semester of undergraduate education and I can’t help but feel some sort of sentimentality right now. Last weekend, I was in San Francisco. This weekend, I’ll be soaking in the last days of my final winter break from school. And while I’ll be in New York City, my heart lives in this song. This song was shown to me while en route to San Francisco, in a comical spirit of nostalgia (it is a few years old). I haven’t been able to get the tune out of my head. It’s just fun enough to make you dance, yet happy and live enough to exist in the moment of a new experience. Whether that new experience is driving across the bridge to a foreign island city, or dancing for the first time in the middle of  a party of people you don’t know, this song seems to fit. The sample that divides the track into bits and pieces which flow in and out of one another is sonically, yet harmoniously, different from its counterpart.

While I await to return to the responsibility and realness of my life back in New York City, I feel a spirit of awe and excitement. I wish every moment could be as new and foreign as seeing a place you’ve only heard about in movies and television, for the first time. Alas, this is not the case. So instead, I await the return to my reality with open arms and a clear mind, ready to see the old with a new light, a new perspective.

Here’s to making the old feel new again, and to living in that newness, no matter what.

Global Deejays – The Sound of San Francisco

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The Mowgli’s – San Francisco (Little Daylight Remix)

Similar to some of their other remixes (see their remix of Man on Fire by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros) this track exudes power and happiness. With a fist in the air and a foot on the ground ready to stomp, this track is a lovely addition to the Sunday line-up of heart warmers and chill vibes for many reasons. We’ve got the sing-along chorus that is hard to resist, adorable harmonies, and a clapping beat to keep us alive. With a subject matter that not only reminds us of summer, but takes us to the love that is San Francisco, it’s hard to imagine not smiling about this song.

The Mowgli’s are another lovely LA based band that exudes love and positivity. Their love for California is apparent in all of their music, and it blends beautifully with the likes of Little Daylight. 

Today’s Sunday has been dedicated to happy productivity and travels. And lots of tea time. I woke up twice today — once to see the sunrise, then once to actually wake up and start the day. I went to sleep pretty early last night and my body just felt that the sunrise was really important to see at around six in the suburbs of my family’s seaside home. The sight was one that deserved a mental snapshot, but not a real snapshot. There are certain sun activities that are for your eyes only, and this was one of them. I wasn’t fully awake but I was aware enough to realize that this was the first sunrise I had seen on my own accord — that is to say, not because I was just going to sleep at 7am after having a night on the town, or not because I had been awake all night finishing work, but because I had the luxury of just waking up to a beautiful thing. And that was priceless.

Make a cup of tea and get some work done, and throw this one on as a motivation maker or a reason to keep moving forward, let this be today’s closing thought. And tomorrow’s entrance to a new week.

The Mowgli’s – San Francisco (Little Daylight Remix)