While New Year's in the northern hemisphere means cold weather, down here in Australia, it's summer time. So instead of huddling in front of a fire, I'm on the beach with a beer, listening to this.

To me, summer means three things: Outrun, Coronas with lime and the sweet, sweet sounds of former Kyuss and Fu Manchu drummer Brant Bjork. This is one of his finer works, called Arcade Eyes, a tribute to the golden years of, well, arcades.

Have a listen, and while you freeze your ass off, think of me as I sit on the golden sands of South Durras beach, New South Wales, with a beer in my hand and a smile on my face. Happy new years, everyone!

I've Got Sand In My Arcade Eyes