I'm on the move again. It has been a while coming, I have been patiently waiting through the months this year; like a surfer I could have jumped on the first wave that came along but I chose to sit on my board in calm waters waiting for the right wave, the one which I was more than ready for. After nearly 8 years it is time to turn the page and start a new chapter.
Just like when I moved to Italy, I have a road trip ahead of me, an 11-hour car journey nearly the length of Spain from Gibraltar to Barcelona, my new place to lay my hat. A place where I have visited as a tourist on various occasions, I will now learn to see from a resident's point of view.
And so I need music. My Motorways of my Mind soundtrack starts to accompany me just like when I came to Spain in 2010 (The Motorways of my Mind soundtrack), readying for a motorway journey in a real sense. It will be different compared to other road trips I have done in the past - in a car with 3 friends stopping off here and there for those trips the length and breadth of England. They were so much fun, it didn't matter where we were going, it was just 4 guys having the time of their life.
Now times are different, I am older
And how I need those tunes travelling solo. Penny For Your Thoughts Productions is really producing, I need an accompanying bassline, I need to chase the melody. And just as I wrote in my post 8 years (link above) when I came to Spain, I have to slip in Kasabian's Underdog in there because I just love that guitar riff. This time it is more a prominent part of me, the riff grinds louder, the words more pronounced journeying forward to big challenges ahead and bigger things at stake, as the underdog I have always felt myself and that has helped me to thrive to do and be better:
Kill me if you dare,
Hold my head up everywhere,
Keep myself right on this train.
I'm the underdog,
Live my life on a lullaby
Keep myself riding on this train