Chrissy’s Mixtapes No°1: „Hit The Road!“

January is usually the month of exams, unrealistic New Year’s resolutions and severe seasonal affective disorder.
Therefore, there’s no better time than the most depressing of months to go on a road trip far, far away from your grey, snowy hometown or at least to pretend to do so with your eyes closed and headphones on.
Imagine broad Californian freeways and press play on the following playlist:

  1. Shuffle Your FeetBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club
  2. You’re MineThe Black Angels
  3. Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan
  4. Six Days on the RoadTaj Mahal 
  5. Roadrunner – The Modern Lovers 
  6. The WestTy Segall
  7. Brick by BrickArctic Monkeys
  8. I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) – The Dead Weather
  9. No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
  10. Salute Your Solution The Raconteurs
  11. Have FunBleeding Knees Club
  12. Back of your NeckHowler
  13. Ride ‚Em On Down – The Rolling Stones 
  14. Long Journey – Allah-Las
  15. Born to be WildSteppenwolf
  16. Paradise CityGuns N‘ Roses
  17. Everybody Knows This Is NowhereNeil Young & Crazy Horse
  18. Who Drove the Red Sports CarVan Morrison 
  19. Angel Dust – Odyssey
  20. Take Me Out To The CoastWaters


Read: Obviously anything by the Beatniks, especially Kerouac’s classic “On the Road”. Also: Allen Ginsberg’s Howl-Collection, „Lost Continent“ by Bill Bryson, „Roughing it“ by Mark Twain and „Travles with Charley“ by John Steinbeck.     

Watch: A roadmovie! You might wanna go for a classic here too, like Thelma & Luise, Paris Texas, Easy Rider or, if you’re in a more cynical mood: Natural Born Killers, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Wanda, or God Bless America.
I also highly recommend: My Own Private Idaho, Wendy & Lucy and Alice in den Städten (Alice in the cities).

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