Road Trip: Homeward Bound

Perhaps you expected to hear Simon & Garfunkel’s song Homeward Bound since that is in the title of this mixtape. Well, though the song was on the flash drive with my music, I didn’t hear it on the trip back from Las Vegas. No more than I heard Tom Paxton’s song Outward Bound on the trip to Vegas. All these songs did play.

We spent a little more than six days on the road home, and I drove about half of the time, so there was plenty of time to listen to music. I was going to add Weary Hobo to this mixtape, but Spotify had none of the three versions that were on my flash drive. Go figure. Still, I enjoy all these songs. Cindy was surprised that I had Britney Spears in the collection. I like many kinds of music.

I’m particularly happy to include The Del McCoury Band’s cover of Richard Thompson’s 1952 Vincent Black Lightning. Also, there is Bonnie Raitt’s cover of Stephen Stills’ Bluebird. I hope you like them all.

As part of my new mixtapes project, I have asked select friends to curate playlists for me. This mixtape is specially curated for us by Norm. He quickly became a true friend and confidant 7 years ago when I correctly recognised a floppy disk for what it was. Since then, he has seen me through all my ups and downs through perfectly timed memes, several postcards, lessons on the American presidency, and music, music, music. When not spreading positivity by sharing his song of the day on Twitter, you can find him blogging at Classical Gasbag.

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