Song: Until We Bleed
Artist: Lykke Li
Mood: Techno-esque….jazzy…sort of unearthly. Prepare to lay back & dream, or rise up & groove.
Song: The Longest Road
Artist: Morgan Page
What can I say? For me, this song is an essential travel necessity. I can forget to pack water filters, but I can never forget to upload every possible dub of this song.
It’s gotten me into places I would otherwise have never seen, and out of situations I may not have survived. Warriors literally put down their guns & picked up this rhythm – from the gangster-controlled tent camps of post-quake Haiti, to the underground world of Afghanistan’s hip-hop culture.
I’ve danced myself down to sweat puddles to this song in nearly every country I’ve been to – with everyone from children to a 74-yr. old man with one leg using a length of lead pipe for a crutch!
The places that knew this song, rocked it endlessly. The places that didn’t (and didn’t have internet access), begged & bribed me to send it to them when I returned home.
There’s just something inexplicably visceral about this song that crosses generations, countries, and cultures…