August is here and with all the heavy energies out there, seems like we’re in need of something light and joyful so I propose…MUSIC!  That’s right, in this edition of SoundCloud Sunday (on a Wednesday), I’m promoting easy and fun music that will take the mind to higher places.

I’m gonna kick-off this edition with my current favorite song in heavy rotation on my iPod.  It’s “Vacation” by Dirty Heads.  This song even sounds like a vacation.  Its starts with reggae-driven piano cords and catchy sing-song chorus featuring occasional horns, hand snaps and high-hat.   The lyrics really put things in perspective: “I’m on vacation, every single day cause I love my occupation…If you don’t like your life then you should go and change it.”  I truly love the ease of this song and hope you do too.  So check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.

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My second SoundCloud selection is Kid The Wiz’s “Nancy”. This hip-hop mash-up feature Jon Bellons “He Is the Same,” “iRobot” and others mixes.  It’s got the right balance of hip-hop and pop with synth board mix.   I really love this party song.   Click the link below.

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