Blaze of Glory – road trippin’ USA
2189 miles, 4 weeks, one driver, and a 107-song road trip playlist. This will be by far the greatest road trip I’ve undertaken to date. Its daring, its scenic, its epic. Bring it on!
I’ve plotted the entire trip on roadtrippers.com – I head out from Washington DC tomorrow on my way to Nashville, then on to New Orleans via Memphis. I shoot over from Texas from there, starting at Houstin and heading north through Austin to finish at Dallas in a month’s time. I hit all the juicy spots of the Deep South, with a dash of cowboy. It will be a full immersion into yet another facet of the diverse American culture, and I can’t wait.
To get myself in the spirit, I downloaded a tonne of good ol’ American road trip tunes. Its got everything from the Eagles to Creedence Clearwater Revival, a pinch of Dixi Chicks, ZZ Top and Kid Rock. Of course, Aussie music is represented with ACDC, John Farnham, and a splash of Keith Urban. And I couldn’t head to the Deep South without some classics from both Kings, Elvis and BB King.
I could just imagine playing Suzie Q as I pass through the bayou, or listening to Ventura Highway through the stretches of farmland in Texas. And of course, no trip winding through the Smokey Mountains would be complete without Mustang Sally.
Nothing got me more excited however, then when I heard Bon Jovi’s Blaze of Glory. Don’t ask me why; maybe its the dramatic intro, the huge power notes, or the cool guitar solo. But listening to that song, I could just imagine cruising along on the open road with the windows down, the wind blowing in my hair, singing along at the top of my lungs. With a playlist like this, this trip can be nothing but epic…