Hitting the ‘Road’

After doing “street” songs last week, this seemed like the logical next step. Oddly, I had exactly 31 songs with “street” in the title, and the same number with “road.” Some kind of volatile helplessness reigns … “At the End of the Road,” Julie Miller “Bright Side of the Road,” Van Morrison “Car Wheels on [Read More…]

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Takin’ it to the streets

Following after the theme of last week’s “driving” songs, here’s the word on the street. I know this is where the sidewalk ends … “59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy),” Simon and Garfunkel “Accidently Kelly Street,” Frente “Across 110th Street,” Bobby Womack “Alphabet Street,” Prince “Fannin Street,” Tom Waits “In the Streets of Boston,” Dropkick [Read More…]

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Learning to Drive

But we’re still a ways away … “Drive,” The Cars “Drive Away My Heart,” Ida Maria “Drive In, Drive Out,” Dave Matthews Band “Drive My Car,” The Beatles “Drive My Car,” Jonas Brothers “Drive South,” John Hiatt “Drive, He Said,” Steve Taylor “Driver 8,” R.E.M. “Drivin’ With Your Eyes Closed,” Don Henley “Driving Fast Through [Read More…]

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The Way to A Ways to Go

Light a candle for the world war torn “The Way,” Billy Crockett “Way Down in the Hole,” Tom Waits “Way Down Now,” World Party “The Way I Was Made,” Griffin House “The Way of Love,” Charlie Peacock “The Way of Men,” Mark Heard “The Way We Make a Broken Heart,” John Hiatt “The Way You [Read More…]

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Up to Us

May the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten “Up,” Ticklepenny Corner “Up Above My Head,” Maria Muldaur & Tracy Nelson “Up Against the Glass,” The Botticellis “Up All Night,” Green “Up Around the Bend,” Creedence Clearwater Revival “Up in This,” Don McCloskey “Up the Hill Backwards,” David Bowie “Up the Spout,” Mateo Messina [Read More…]

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Teach-Teenagers

What the world needs now is a new Frank Sinatra … “Teach Us to Love You,” Mike Roe, Kate Miner “Tear for Tear,” The Choir “Tear in Your Hand,” Tori Amos “Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s a Doll Revolution),” Elvis Costello “Teardrop,” Jose Gonzalez “Teardrops,” The Proclaimers “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” NSYNC “Tears,” Stone [Read More…]

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South to Space

The stars look very different today … “South Central Rain,” R.E.M. “South City Midnight Lady,” The Doobie Brothers “South Ferry Road,” The Hooters “Southern Anthem,” Iron & Wine “Southern Front Porch Whistler,” Terry Taylor “Southern Kind of Life,” Kasey Chambers “Southside,” Moby “Southtown Girls,” The Hold Steady “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” Danni Carlos “Sowing [Read More…]

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Remember to Rescue Me

Big business it don’t like you … “Remember the Time,” Michael Jackson “Remind Me,” Ella Fitzgerald “Reminder,” Radiohead “Reminiscing,” Buddy Holly “Remote Control,” The Clash “Renaissance Man,” Midnight Oil “Render Love,” The Choir “Repatriated,” Handsome Furs “Repetition,” The Kinks “Reprisidente,” Swimming Pool Q’s “Requiem,” M. Ward “Rescue,” Lucinda Williams “Rescue Me,” The Alarm That Lucinda [Read More…]

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