Good Vibes : Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Downtown Single Cover

It may be awhile before another song is such a clear-cut choice for a Good Vibes post.  Mopeds/scooters/vespas/motorbikes or whatever name you dub them are the primary means of travel in Thailand and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have crafted an ode to these two-wheeled machines in “Downtown”.  These cruising mechanical wonders get you to the front of the line at a stop light, weave in-and-out of Thailand’s absurd traffic jams, and provide a sense of freedom that an enclosed car could never provide.  Not to mention you look totally badass as your scooter gang rolls up to the bar together.

*Here is the clean version for those with sensitive ears.

A word of advice though, don’t ever wear a tank top if you are going to be travelling on one of these for more than a few minutes.  You will still be suffering from the worst tan lines over a month later.  Trust me, I speak from experience.

Bang-Bang Scooter Gang!

Bang-Bang Scooter Gang!

*Note: Eric Nally is the Freddie Mercury lookalike in the music video.  Dude has some interesting music.  GO LISTEN NOW!


Do you have a song or genre of music that is tied to a certain point in your life?  Why is it important to you?  Let me know if the comments below.  I’m always looking for new music to add to my library.

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