Every once in while, life just seems to catch up with you. Know what I mean? The job, the bills, school, the family. Whatever. Sometimes it all just seems like a little too much to handle.
When that mood overcomes me, which (thankfully, isn't very often) what I like to do is jump in my Ripple mobile, a'67 Ghia convertible, drop the top, pull out of our grand office parking lot and head on down to my favorite stretch of beach just south of Del Mar. Somehow, when the sun is shinning on your shiny bald head, the waves crashing a mini-symphony to your side and open road up ahead, it all just falls back into perspective.
Of course, for a journey of release and rediscovery, you gotta have the perfect soundtrack. And more often than not recently, that soundtrack has been provided by my favorite Norwegian purveyors of classic Americana, Cortina, and their debut disc, Been a Long Time.
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