My wife Ashley and I took a drive along the PCH yesterday while listening to this mix. We drove up into the Santa Ynez mountains for a hike up to the falls near Eagle Rock. The mix made for the perfect golden sunlit drive. I didn’t quite plan it but this collection of songs somehow perfectly encapsulates the emotion and feeling of Southern California. From my current obsession that is the Alabama Shakes, to the much slept on LA band Rival Sons, to Best Coast’s ode to SoCal, to Bahamas beachy “Caught me Thinking” among the other classics from the likes of Nirvana, Elvis, Dylan, and the Boss. My original intent was to simply make a pure rock mix. What resulted was an ode, nay, tribute to this wonderful state of California. We will miss you.