on a good day

There are certain things in life that are burned in our mind. Some are memories we would like to forget. Others may be our escape from reality. What makes these memories different than all the other events in our life is that these become more than just images burned into our head. In fact these aren’t images at all. They are experiences. Where all of our senses are packaged neatly in our brain like a gift on Christmas morning.

It’s been exactly one year since I visited New York and the memories attached to this trip are more than just images to me. Scent, taste, sight, and sound have all been carefully linked together into one large package for me to open at any given moment. I can still hear the first beats Clam Casino dropped as he opened for Asap Rocky underneath the Manhattan Bridge and smell the warm, evening air as I sat and people watched in Central Park.

Below is the playlist that I had for my trip one year ago. This playlist served as my primer and decompressor during the early rides into and quiet, lonely nights out of town. These songs set the tone for the city; becoming just as important to me as the city itself. They were the fifteen minutes of peace before and after a storm. Enjoy-

new york on the streets (weekly inhalers xviii)

primer (side a)

nano – sander van doorn

real shit from a real n***a – clams casino

would know – mount kimbie

life partner – teams vs starslinger

b.o.r. (birth of rap) – lil b

instrumentals – hidenka & dj mitsu

i need love – hot toddy, ron basejam

decompression (side b)

wassup – asap rocky

moth – burial & four tet

places – shlohmo

i’m god – clams casino

far nearer – jamie xx

fireworks – drake

girl needs – scott kid

ready for the world – how to dress well

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About zupe

fresh pow. left breaks. house music. magnatraction. cold salt water. surfing 36th to 42nd street. hockey. fixies. camping. design. architecture. two planks. starcow. kronenbourg 1664. paris. undefeated. holden. barcelona. dave's quality meat. chanel allure sport. trolli peachie-o's. flannel. formula 1. pbr. sleemans cream ale. supreme ny. fuct. jose parla. rainier. joshua trees. budweiser. cardigans. air max. kaws. eames rocker chair. ray ban. classic vans. beanies. chuck taylors. pea soup. baseball. tord boontje. newport/balboa. venice beach. carhartt. painting. el caminos. sitting around a campfire. constellations. smores. van halen: why can't this be love. woodstock.
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