|This is the Center of the Earth|
The Center Of the Earth (Tokyo Mix)
"Nothing you do in this world, should be for R.J. Reynolds or Pretty Girls you don't know" - Nebulous Advice
Yesterday was a long day, but a good one nonetheless. My brother Steven and I rode out to a little town in the middle of nowhere, just past Batcave NC (yes, that's really the name of the town). He'd found an old BMW on craigslist he was interested in, and we decided to take a road trip.
What a road trip it was. We got started about 8AM and decided to take the scenic route through the Appalachian mountains: the Cherohala Skyway. Without reservation, or even a hint of hyperbole, I can say that this is the most beautiful road I have ever seen in my entire life. It's like driving across the top of the world. I wish I'd brought a better camera, but even Ansel Adams could not do this place justice.
We took turns driving. The road is just littered with hairpin turns, so much fun, even in an SUV that we were half scared would tip over. I should also mention Steven had his iPod completely filled with episodes of "a state of trance". Listening to techno, driving pristine mountain roads in perfect weather. That's a pretty damn great day.
Hence my track choice from the vault for today. This is a house track I produced back in early 2007, from some vocal samples I took from ccmixter.org. It seems so appropos for yesterday, with it's house beats and deep lyrics.
We eventually found ourselves in the middle of nowhere at the home of an 80+ year old retired school teacher. He has an Apple orchard nestled in a little valley in the middle of this rugged wilderness. He had to be one tough old coot to live up there, but what a nice guy. He and his daughter were selling his grand daughter's old high school Beemer while she was away at college.
Steven bought it, and we took the more direct route home. Got back to my place around midnight, completely worn out, with a grin on my face, but really ... not wanting to take any more road trips for a while :-)