"People will refer to something culturally as "the lost coast," which is pretty much the entire coast above San Francisco and the adjacent towns... You're sort of in this land of the lost -- this lost hippie republic."
A native Angeleno, I've loved the Beach Boys from a young age, spurred on by a penchant for the band's creative front-runner Brian Wilson. Hometown heroes in both form and function, the band's music is their own personal fan fiction to California.
Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.
Take responsibility for your life, and your beliefs, right now. Watch your vibration shift. You will start to notice more and more evidence that you are actually experiencing life based on where you are vibrating.
"There's a great music scene in Austin, but if you really want to be seen by the right people and have the right opportunities, you need to be based in Los Angeles. Then again, because of the Internet, anything is possible from anywhere."
I no longer view being old as an ending to my involvement in life in a vital and powerful way. Rather, I see it as the initiation of a new life stage during which I am freer than ever to achieve my true human potential.