Chayed Out

The Gaslamp Killer – Nissim (with Amir Yaghmai)

Adventure: a weekend spent mountain biking, camping and surfing. With the right attitude, landscape, friends and soundtrack, the space between Friday and Monday expands. We left work clean cut, we returned mangy vagabonds.

Eventually, our mind discards the routine, earmarking the highs and lows that represent the pivotal moments in our story. Through adventure, we add the chapters to turn short stories into epics.

While the weekend warrior recognizes that time will always pass and the important responsibilities of Monday are inevitable, he or she also knows that the weekend’s length is only confined by the ability to create memories – to expand time by writing new chapters.

Music is a backdrop to adventure. But it also provides an index for the memories that mark the unusual turns in our path. Hopefully, the following song inspires the impetus, setting or index to a memorable adventure in your story.

Bangers and Mash, Francois

Tame Impala’s Five Fridges High!

Five fridges? What the hell’s that, you ask? It’s surfing parlance. A measurement for wave height. Stacked atop one another, five fridges measures out to about 18 feet or so. Depends on whether you the surfer or the bystander, I suppose. Anyway, Tame Impala, another musical act from the fabled Perth, Australia, aren’t actually the height of several refrigerators high. But their sound is.

Their songs hit like a Nerf football to the face. Enough chit chat. Here’re three “variations” of Tame Impala songs to give you a sense of why I’m babbling so. First, the good folks at Modular People‘s titillating remix of the smash-hit “Elephant”; even after 7 and a half minutes this live version of “Be Above It” will make you cry out for more; finally, the sneak attack: a praiseworthy cover of Andre 3000’s “Prototype”.