We suddenly want to drive to California and build a bonfire on the beach.
From its very first chords, Jack Johnson’s “Big Sur” captures the essence of traveling this famed California coastal region. Watch the narrator roll through several beaches, trails, and overlooks in a Volkswagen Westfalia camper van.
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Note its unique cinematic style reminiscent of a film reel from the mid-1900s, whimsically describing the experience of being free amid the serenity of the Pacific Ocean. Bonfires and stargazing abound, with the lyrics often portraying what’s on screen.
One line, in particular, describes the essential items needed for any camping road trip in “a pocket knife, an old guitar, a coffee cup, a deck of cards.”