(Original image found somewhere around here.)
Travel! Who doesn't love to travel? Well, come to think of it, my oldest sister hated to travel. She only got on a plane twice in her life. She loved to stay at home. & actually my mother hates to travel - especially since 9/11 - she imagines that every plane that goes up with explode in the sky. All right, let me ask this again: Who doesn't love to travel who isn't a female member of my family? Damn it, it's a rhetorical question!
I love to travel, & I don't get to travel as much as I want, since we have eight animals in the house. The wife travels a lot for her work, & to visit her family, & I usually don't get to go, since I have to watch the eight animals in the house. My cats don't like to travel, actually - the trip from Lexington to Fort Worth was pretty unpleasant for them. The dogs, however, love to travel - I wish I could drive everywhere & take them with us.
None of this has anything to do with this week's show except that the show was about travel. A celebration! A consternation! In addition to the songs I played (which are below), I talked to a beleaguered travel agent, to a libertarian who made it his life's work to take down travel agents, & to my spiritual mentor, who blew my mind with a philosophical perspective on travel. Also, I took a phone call from a couple of traveling musicians down in New Orleans. It was as hastily assembled, over-packed, & hectic as your average long journey!
The show is now at the Self Help Radio website. Have a listen: it's like taking a trip, without all that traveling & having great times & enjoying yourself!
"Traveling Solves Everything" Violent Femmes _We Can Do Anything_
"Lonesome Traveller" Marianne Faithfull _Come My Way_
"Weekend Travel" Winter Vacation _Hit Music Only_
"Travelling Man" The Woodentops _Giant_
"Travelin' Man" Psychic Ills _Hazed Dream_
"A Travelin' Man" The New Christy Minstrels _Ramblin'_
"Hot Travel Tips" Todd Barry _Super Crazy_
"Have Love Will Travel" The Sonics _Here Are The Sonics!!!_
"Travel Agent Man" The Sound Apparatus _Garageaholic! Psychedelic! Outsider Music!_
"Travel Agent" Monty Python _Monty Python's Previous Record_
"Travelin' Blues" T-Bone Walker _The Original Source_
"Hard Road To Travel" Jimmy Cliff _Jimmy Cliff_
"Red Travelin' Socks" Malcolm Middleton _Waxing Gibbous_
"Traveling Alone" The Mekons _Existentialism_
"Hard Travelin'" Woody Guthrie _Selections From The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection_
"Travelin' On" Simon Bonney _Everyman_
"Have Blues, Will Travel" Eddie Noack _The 'D' Singles Collection, Vol. 1_
"Travelin' Mood" Wee Willie Wayne _Crescent City Soul: The Sound Of New Orleans 1947-1974_
"Air Travel" Chris Farlowe _The Mod Scene_
"International Travel" Lewis Black _Rules Of Enragement_
"Travelogue" Glo-Worm _Glimmer_
"I Believe In Travellin' Light" Belle & Sebastian _I'm A Cuckoo_
"Travelling Light" Lloyd Cole _Antidepressant_
"Travellin' Light" Peter Case _The Man With The Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar_
"Traveling Light" Leonard Cohen _You Want It Darker_
"Why Do The Wrong People Travel?" Noel Coward _Noel Coward Sings Sail Away & Other Coward Rarities