When I was 19 I took a completely impulsive road trip with my sister to California. Every single thing that could have gone wrong did (more on the details in another post), but there was a manic freedom about it that still burns in my memory. I had never been to California before, and clearly it sparked something.
This playlist is a mix of what my sister played on our trip (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Incubus), music I loved at the time (some old school Lenny Kravitz, "Amber" by 311), and music I've found since then that evokes the same misty abandon. Maybe it'll spark something in you, too.