Music from the Shadows
Traveling and music are impossibly tangled together. Music can make you want to travel or travel can make you want to listen to music. It was a classically rainy Portland day, when I noticed this weird symbiosis, while listening to 60’s Thai Surf Rock at Music Millennium. I didnt even know that Thailand had Surf Music. Next month, I find myself heading to SE Asia, and all I can think of is tracking down this mythical brand of surf rock. Travel inspiration striking through an unlikely record, too much coffee and a rainy day.
During college Eddie ran a radio program called “On the Road- Music from around US and The World”. Tuesday morning at work (Monday in the States), we would collectively tune into the show from Australia. It became a staff tradition; like a less corny Hawaiian shirt day.
From those experiences comes Music Monday, a cut and paste experiment of music from the road. Music I cant help but share.
Planning for a Thailand trip has me again thinking of Thai “Shadow Music”, which is probably the best Genre category ever. Below is a link to the actual record I found that day at M.M., all those years ago. When I listen to it, I want to make movies about surfing and sunshine. Enjoy.