Staff Infection: Goin' to California
Like all mythical lands, California has a plethora of art created in it's honor. Music, which excels at capturing (and elicting) emotion, is the perfect art for talking about this fabled land.
In less than a week, I'll be seeing SoCal for the first time in my life, and to prepare for this journey to a place that has lived in my mind as a paradise, I have been listening to music about California. A lot of it comes from the past, as I'm trying to see the place through my dad's eyes. The place he grew up is frozen in time because he has not seen it since the 1960s, and so it's frozen for me too.
Led Zeppelin - "Going to California"
The Mamas and The Papas - "California Dreamin'"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Free Fallin'"
The Doors - "Moonlight Drive"
X - "Los Angeles"
Missing Persons - "Walking in LA"
Vampire Weekend - "California English"
Every week a different Green Light Go staff member will write about what bands have infected their ears for the week and give you an opportunity to hear it for yourself.