"Maybe the reason "Thunder Road" has sustained for me is that, despite its energy and volume and fast cars and hair, it somehow manages to sound elegiac, and the older I get the more I can hear that. When it comes down to it, I suppose that I, too, believe that life is momentous and sad but not destructive of all hope, and maybe that makes me a self-dramatizing depressive, or maybe it makes me a happy idiot, but either way "Thunder Road" knows how I feel and who I am, and that, in the end, is one of the consolations of art."

Nick Hornby, Songbook

So perfectly sums up what makes so many Bruce Springsteen songs great:

"…life can be momentous and sad but not destructive of all hope"

(via spectrealex)

(via show-a-little-faith)


She wants to give it all back, but it’s a little too late. He wants to start all over, wants a shiny clean slate. Just skin him like a snake and hang him up over the gate. Don’t believe it? Just you wait.

But babe, it’s alright. I’m gonna wrap you up tonight. Carry you out right on time.

Ain’t it good to be alive?

Ain’t it nice to be fightin’ on the winnin’ side?


— Shovels & Rope - O’ Be Joyful


Words to constantly live by


Words to constantly live by

(Source: to-be-dead)

Backroads Detour

I’m so excited to host my first radio show tomorrow for WERW! It will feature americana, alt-country, folk, blues, rock, and whatever else sounds chill for the day. If you are so inclined, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/backroadsdetour and follow the Twitter at www.twitter.com/backroadsdetour!

Sometimes somebody tells you something that just makes you irrationally happy.

"Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you. Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you. The vagabond who’s rapping at your door is standing in the clothes that you once wore. Strike another match, go start anew. And it’s all over now, Baby Blue."

— Bob Dylan - It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue


The only thing worse than not knowing
Is you thinking that I don’t know
I’m having another episode
I just need a stronger dose