Chayed Out, D-Man, Music

Just Let Go of Your Shoulders

I haven’t even finished Svend Brinkmann’s Stand Firm and yet his ideas have become a driving force in my day to day routine over the last few weeks. It’s his awareness of the present moment that’s moved me – or my days, depending on how you look at it – and his recognition that, “anything that could happen in your life, could happen today.”

Since shopping that phrase around, a crescendo of events has piled up, some positive, some negative, but most assuredly all happening in the current moment – the razor sharp now.

Which, without a doubt, is a good place to be. To celebrate I got a playlist going to take you into the weekend. We’ve got a bit of Tahoe (h/t Waltercronktight), a recent Bangers and Mash addition, and a Soundcloud classic that’s been bouncing around forever but never made it into a post.

Bangers and Mash, Chayed Out, D-Man

Embrace – Pnau

Last Thursday Jordy Smith won the 2014 Hurley Pro in glassy conditions at Lower Trestles. The South African beat the veteran, Kelly Slater, and then the prodigy, John John Florence, for the title. To honor his win, I re-watched one of my favorite surf films Stranger Than Fictiona Taylor Steele production featuring some of the best shredders in the world.

The surfing is fantastic, but even if videos of Clay Marzo doing insane lay back turns aren’t your bread and butter, you’ll enjoy the sound track. Do surf directors also put together the sound track? I’ve always wondered how that works. If they do, then Pandora needs a Taylor Steele channel.

Among a handful of gems, Embrace by Pnau sticks out. My initial reaction was that it sounded eerily similar to an Empire of the Sun track. But after doing a little research, I realized Embrace was released in 2008, when I was in High School yelling Sweat Drip Down My Balls! at High School dances.

So I stand corrected, Empire of the Sun sounds like Pnau.

Jordy rips! Lekker!