Date February 28, 2013
Posted by Yakima
When you’re racking up the miles, you’ve got time to think.
That’s the best time to absorb these five road trip songs.
Digest them. Ponder and reflect. Most of all–enjoy.
You’ll be glad you did.
The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
Sure, it’s the Boss, but all stripped down and bare like a dust bowl cotton field.
I Want It So Bad – The Gourds
There’s a Zen message in this song somewhere.
Jackson Square – Mason Jennings
You’ll need to listen to this a few times to stop asking, “What just happened?”
I Am Goodbye – Bonnie Prince Billy
This hits the sweet spot between the infectious and cryptic.
Every Time – Sarah Harmer
Just try not to think of factory stacks along the interstate at night.
BONUS: Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie – Bob Dylan
The lyric-smith himself offers up something to chew on besides stale circus peanuts 300 miles into your next road trip.