Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Monday, March 19, 2012

"Bob Dylan"---50th anniversary of the album

Today being the 50th anniversary of the release of the Bobster's first album, "Bob Dylan", AL's  Halifax correspondent, the poet (and amateur ornithologist) Brian Bartlett, reminded us of the auto-oriented playlist from Bob's Theme Time Radio, Episode 12, "Cars"

Episode 12: Cars

First aired on July 19, 2006.
  1. Rocket 88 — Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats (1951)
  2. Cadillac Ranch — Bruce Springsteen (1980)
  3. Every Woman I Know (Crazy ‘Bout Automobiles) — Billy "The Kid" Emerson (1953)
  4. Me and My Chauffeur Blues — Memphis Minnie (1941)
  5. My Automobile — George Clinton & The Parliaments (1970)
  6. Christian’s Automobile — The Dixie Hummingbirds (1957)
  7. Car on a Hill — Joni Mitchell (1974)
  8. Pontiac commercial : Old McDonald — Frank Sinatra (19 ??)
  9. Pontiac Blues — Sonny Boy Williamson II (1950)
  10. Big Green Car — Jimmy Carroll (1958)
  11. Get out of the Car — Richard Berry (1955)
  12. Mercury Blues — David Lindley (1981)
  13. Too Many Drivers At The Wheel — Smiley Lewis (1955)
  14. Little Red Corvette — Prince (1983)
  15. No Money Down — Chuck Berry (1955)

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