Some Times: we hit the road

As you may of may not have noticed, I was absent from my usual time slot last week due to being a fun and adventurous college student. I was on spring break! Now I know what you’re thinking: beaches, unruly alcoholism, Jersey Shore…. NO. Come on guys, I’m a classy broad. I went on a road trip! Me and 4 friends piled in a big ol’ jeep and drove straight east from Claremont, CA into the American Southwest. What an experience, my friends. Over the course of the week I had about 16,000 new experiences. I went to Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and Phoenix, I saw the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam, I bought a blanket on the street, I went to a Sonic (THEY EXIST!), I drank wine in a tent, I ate a sopaipilla, so many things. It was great, let me assure you.

Anyway, what I have to share with you today is a brief collection of road trippin’ tunes. Now don’t picture me in the passenger seat playing my favorite songs and forcing the rest of the car to just go along with it. These songs all came up organically. To me, they stand as a testament to some sort of natural hand guiding us through the memory-making processes of youthful-livin’. Ari what the fuck are you even talking about. What I’m trying to say is that these songs aren’t specific to my life, or our lives, or our road trip. Collectively, I feel like they highlight the open-road feel from the isolated view of a car, the changing tides of emotions of its passengers, and the general excitement of seeing glorious sights, day in and day out, as accompanied by beautiful tunes. Try and ride with me on this one.

Broken Social Scene – Texico Bitches (Starslinger Remix)
David Bowie – Suffragette City
Devendra Banhart – Lover
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Ffunny Ffrends
Starfucker – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cindy Lauper Cover)
The Cure – Six Different Ways
Lykke Li – Sadness Is A Blessing (Acoustic)
Yeasayer – Crazy (Seal Cover)
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
Joni Mitchell – California

Aaaaand, that’s all.
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2 comments for “Some Times: we hit the road

  1. March 26, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    I had my first Sonic experience late last year… I moved to Nashville last summer and hadn’t experienced the mighty Sonic until I went to give blood one day. About a block away from the Red Cross there’s a Sonic and I stopped in to grab a bite (because nothing puts iron in the bloodstream like onion rings). And holy fucking shit they serve up a lot of food. Not knowing what I was getting into, I ordered large rings, a burger & soda (I’ve learned the hard way that you can get crucified for attempting to order a “pop” in the south… “soda” is OK, but it’s safest to just order a coke and tell them what kinda coke you want. That whole system makes no sense to me though… like, am I supposed to say “I’d like a root beer coke, please”? fuck that), and I was delivered a small family’s worth of deliciousness. Have just about finished burning off the excess calories to merit a return visit.

    Also: that Starslinger remix is dope. Thanks for sharing.

  2. July 20, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Joni was blogged about here! Really interesting post and comparison:

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