Now that I’m making an effort to hit the road more on trips around to film and photograph abandoned places and haunted sites, I’ve fixated on making the best cruising mix ever. The #1 on my list is my favorite song of all time and what I consider to be the sexiest video (if I designed a video—it would have been this one—has the elements I adore, dark, abandoned, sexy, and raw). “Sex is on Fire” by Kings of Leon (above).
I thought I’d share my dream lineup of songs. We’re happily into springtime and everyone’s getting itchy feet to cruise. It sounds like an insane mix, but every one of them is a dream cruising song.
You know how you have a good cruising song? Put the song on and drive on the open road. Look around you. Does everything you see through your eyes seem like you’re shooting a music video that goes perfectly with the song as if your eyes are the camera filming it? Yeah, that’s the feeling, as if you’re inside of a video and the music is moving to your quest.
Here’s my favorite mix for hitting the open desert:
Kings of Leon “Sex is on Fire”
Tom Petty “American Girl”
Kid Rock “Cowboy”
Blue Oyster Cult “Burning For You”
Stevie Ray Vaughan “Cold Shot”
Joe Cocker “Night Calls”
America “Ventura Highway”
Sheryl Crow “Leaving Las Vegas”
Tom Cochrane “Life is a Highway”
ZZ Top “Tush”
Black Eyed Peas “I Got a Feeling”
System of a Down “Lonely Day”
George Thorogood “Who Do You Love?”
I’m always looking to collect more ideas for cruising music—let me know if you have some on your IPOD that you can’t live without while on the road.