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Episode 2 Part 5: Return To The Motherland

Episode 2 Part 5: Return To The Motherland

Playing tracks by

Tom Middleton (Cosmos) and Ladyhawke.

I moved back to Pakistan from California in 2009, and wanted to take everything I saw and heard back with me, to share, and reminisce about when I feel like it. America gave me great memories because I had great friends with whom I had great experiences.

I first heard Tom Middleton's "Take Me With You" in 2000, on the floor of Crobar in Chicago, back before it had been remodeled into a yuppie hangout. The song went on to become an anthem for all of our Chicago trips. Taking a cue from the name, I recorded all the inflight recordings on my way back to Lahore (iconic because Chicago was my first 'port of entry' in 1999, and I was leaving America again, from Chicago in 2009). You can hear the announcements from ORD-JFK-DXB-LHE.

The second song is Cut Copy's remix of a fantastic number by Ladyhawke, and this was the first song I'd ever used Shazam for- and it was playing in the back of a clothing store on Market St in San Francisco. 2 songs, so many memories.