A Move to SacTown in Song, This time it’s for REAL: A Playlist

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Well I’m going out west where I belong.

I apologize for the thin posting on Cloaking Inequity the past two weeks. Summer is a busy time as I wrap up peer-reviewed articles, teach two methods classes for the new UT-Austin Superintendency cohort, personal and professional travel, conferences, etc. Avid readers of this blog may remember the post Julian Vasquez Heilig is leaving The University of Texas at Austin. I promise that today is not April 1. For my Twitter followers,LinkedIn connections, and Facebook friends the news that today I accepted an appointment as Full Professor and Director of the Educational Leadership at California State at Sacramento probably does not come as a surprise. California State offered a promotion to full, a leadership role, more professional and personal resources, and a greatly reduced teaching load compared to the #27 university in the world. I will sorely miss the students, faculty and community friends I have encountered here in Austin over the past 9 years. I will even miss the legislators and their dedicated staff. :) I debated how I could creatively tell the story of my departure from the University of Texas at Austin. Well here is my attempt…

Well I’m going out west where I belong
Where the days are short and the nights are long
And I’ll walk a little walk I’ll twist a little twist
I’ll shimmy a little shimmy I’ll fly a little fly
Yea we’re out there having fun in the warm California sun

Its too old and cold and settled in its ways here…California I am coming home

California dreaming…

I’d like to lay my weary bones tonight. On a bed of California stars…

California here we come… Right back where we started from

Going back to Cali, stylin, profiling…Growlin, and smilin, while in the sun

(NSFW) Cali? No doubt baby. You know we gotta get this paper.

California – you’re so nice.. your paradise

(NSFW) Yeah, That’s riight
West coast, west coast
Uh, California Love
California Love

We’re sitting on a real celebration… Thank heavens what a fine situation… Shoot the cannon blow the horn

and finally. quirky, but perfect….

We need to get out of here
Not just any, anywhere
Gotta go where the sky is blue
That is what we’re gonna do
[:: CHORUS ::]
We’re going to California
(California)
We’re headed to the place where everyday is like a night out
(California)
Alright
Verse 2
We are getting out of here
Ain’t just going anywhere
Gotta go where the sky is blue
That is what we’re gonna do
[:: CHORUS ::]
We’re going to California
(California)
We’re heading for a place where everyday is like a night out
(California)
We’re heading for a place where everybody’s got a ?
(California)
Spread our wings and hope to fly, cross our hearts and hope to die
(California)
[Texas] gonna be alright
Verse 3
(California)
When all the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
(California)
We won’t just dream the Californian dream
We’ll live the Californian way
[:: CHORUS ::]
(California)
We’re heading for a place where everyday is like a night out
(California)
We’re heading for a place where everybody’s got a ???
(California)
Spread out wings and learn to fly, cross our hearts and hope to die
(California)
We’ll take it to the promised land, can we do it? Yes we can

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Julian Vasquez Heilig is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning and African and African Diaspora Studies (by courtesy) at the University of Texas at Austin.

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10 Comments on “A Move to SacTown in Song, This time it’s for REAL: A Playlist”

  1. Jason L. Endacott
    July 15, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    Congrats Julian!

    Jason Endacott, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Secondary Social Studies Education University of Arkansas Department of Curriculum & Instruction Peabody Hall 302

  2. Emily
    July 15, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    What are you going to do when you come face-to-face with Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee out in Sacramento?
    Good luck!

  3. Shelley Potter
    July 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Excited for you and at the same time bummed for those of us in Texas who so appreciate your support of our students and of public education.

  4. July 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Congratulations on the full professorship.

  5. 1englishteacher
    July 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Congratulations! Texas will miss you.

  6. Guerita23
    July 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Congratulations! Does this mean next year’s conference will be in Sacramento? Welcome to California! The bellwether, like it or not. Lol

    Sent from my iPhone

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  7. July 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    You forgot the DK’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quLqEu4mUOU, which was a chart-topper when I lived in California.

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