Prior to walking across the commencement stage with high hopes and a wide smile, I’m fortunate enough to experience one last hoorah in a Caribbean paradise. That’s right, while most schools have a senior trip to a casino or a on cruise in the local harbor, I’ll be sprawled out on crystal sands on Bahamian beaches. Sure, I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity, but unfortunately for you loyal listeners, I won’t be able to post songs of the day during this week. In the meantime, this playlist will have to serve as a replacement for those SOTD’s, filling the oh-so needy crevices in your tune-craving souls.

The islander lifestyle can be tough to capture outside of obvious song inclusions from The Beach Boys and Bob Marley. There’s your tell-tale beachy instrumentals like steel drums and periodic reggae chord strikes, but including other islander facets like hi-fi electronically produced note picking and modern day coastal hippie lyrical lingo can be a fun way to spice up that sandy lifestyle. Regardless, apologia para la ocasion, I’ll be back with more high quality songs of the day on the 23rd. Have a great week friends!