My wife and two youngest children are on a Spring Break trip out west, with our friend Heather and her two kids. Meanwhile I’m stuck in rainy Cincinnati with our teenage sons. (I’m not bitter.) The way my music-loving mind is wired, every time my wife sends me a photo of their adventures, it makes me think of a song.
They started their trip in Las Vegas (where my Raiders are moving):
So naturally that makes me think of “Viva Las Vegas” – but not the Elvis version, the Shawn Colvin version from the Doc Pomus tribute album (and The Big Lebowski credits).
Next up was the Hoover Dam:
I cannot hear the words “Hoover Dam” without thinking of Sugar’s song by the same name.
They spent some time on Route 66:
Then they headed to the Grand Canyon:
That’s your cue, Drive By Truckers…
They’ve been spending a lot of time in Arizona
That calls for a double-shot, twin spin:
Yesterday they were in Sedona:
Great scenery… great tune by Houndmouth too!
And tonight they’ll get to Phoenix.
Looks like they’re really enjoying their time way out west:
And I am too, vicariously, via the soundtrack in my head.