California Soul

You gotta love the laid back California spirit. And listening to Isaiah Olsen croon about it will get you pining for a drive down a windy coastal highway in a convertible with nothing but the salty air and occasional organic scents (or was that smog) slamming you in the face.

Armed with a Canon 5d Mark II and Red Rock Micro Follow focus setup, my skeleton crew and I followed Isaiah through some picturesque California wetlands near Newport then to the Santa Monica Pier. For playback of the track, Heart on My Sleeve, Isaiah came armed with a Hello Kitty portable CD deck – creepy but useful. By-the-way, the CD player belongs to his young daughter.

FRANCIS R. BAYTAN  phranz.b@gmail.com