Otis Redding captured a feeling, a life style, an acknowledgement that perhaps no matter what we do, it doesn't matter "cuz...nothings gonna come my way." He recorded the song not too long before he was killed in the airplane crash and the record's release wasn't until the next year. Ironically, the positive energy of the song is inconsistent with the lyrics. Perhaps the song was actually a homage to the change from one life style to another. I'm certainly sympathetic with that change...from mach one to zero.The shot below is the San Diego Bay (Otis wrote about San Francisco). I took the shot during the walkabout that Kelsey and I were on during our sojourn to California. I looked at the whole area with some nostalgia remembering the first time I visited my family in San Diego, way back in 1963. The Beach Boys were kings. I had bleach blond hair (compliments of hydrogen peroxide). I learned to ride a skateboard. Centuries ago.