A follow-on from (unsurprisingly) The Routecast Pt.1, this week I am playing songs which namechecks towns Mrs. Toad and I drove through on our way back from upstate New York to Phoenix to return the van, after the Meursault tour.
Due to not wanting to just barrel down the motorway we tried to stay off the main roads as much as possible, and that did two things: firstly, it meant we went through some amazing countryside and down some unfeasibly small, picturesque roads in an unfeasibly large, ridiculous RV; and secondly it meant that we ended up having to spend more or less ten hours per day on the road to make up for the extra miles and rather lower speeds this particular plan entailed.
It meant that there were some pretty epic drives, but I don't mind driving, in all honesty. The scenery alone made it worthwhile, and I find sitting in a car chattering away to Mrs. Toad whilst listening to awesome music to be a very nice way to spend a day. Especially if you have the Radio Alan app for your iPhone. Seriously, it's awful, but amazing. "Did that man kill the Muppets?"
01. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 (00.11)02. Hem - Rainy Night in Georgia (09.17)03. Ray Charles - Chattanooga Choo-Choo (20.25)04. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Tupelo (Live) (23.27)05. Elk City - Los Cruzados (33.37)06. Tony Christie - Amarillo (41.27)07. Ennio Morricone - For a Few Dollars More (47.29)08. Jimmie Rodgers - Tucumcari (51.16)09. The Tarantulas - Tucumcari (53.49)10. Tom Waits - Take it With Me (1.00.42)