Long time no blog. Ugh. That sounds ugly. Let’s start over.
I miss you guys. It’s been a while. Oof. Too needy. I’ll just cut to the chase.
I’m in New York right now. Hooray! After lunch, I’m striking out for Atlantic City, NJ. I only know a couple of things about that city.
1. Steve Buscemi is in a tv show about it.
2. The game Monopoly is based on its streets.
3. Bruce Springsteen wrote a song about it that has been covered lots of times.
It is the third fact that interests me today. The drive from NYC to AC is about two and a half hours. A drive that long necessitates a lot of music. Fortunately, I have downloaded (mostly through legal means) about eighteen versions of the song “Atlantic City.” I have made them into a playlist, and I will listen to only that playlist on repeat from the time I depart until the time I arrive.
Some of the versions are by the original artist. Most are covers. They range from folk, to country, to (oof) jazz to (double oof) maybe techno. It will surely be a car ride that tests my mettle as a human. In addition to fact that one of the songs is actually an eight minute free-jazz version, for real, it’s a pretty bleak song to begin with. When I arrive, I’ll write about my favorite versions, my least favorite versions, and my overall experience.
Wish me luck on my “Boss of the Road Challenge!”