Let's do some livin', after we die
'It was the deep dark black of night. I'd been driving for seventeen hours. The coffee on my breath, the glaze over my eyes, the subtle vibration of the engine through my legsI loved it all.'
Jimmy Heartsock's got a '69 Chevy Nova 370 four-barrel with mag wheels and a duel exhaust. It's a kick-ass car. He takes it from the sooty slab of ice that is Albany, past the weather-beaten mountains of New York State to Kingston, south through the Ohio plains, down alongside the Mississippi River, into New Orleans and then Texas. Jimmy and Christy's story is a road trip. And like any road trip it's nothing without its soundtrack.
Ethan Hawke's Author's Desktop details the songs he envisioned as the soundtrack to the novel, with links to read the lyrics and reviews of the music and to play and listen to the songs yourself.
Wild Horses Rolling Stones
Do What You Gotta Do Nina Simone
Someday, Some Morning, Sometime Wilco
Hands on the Wheel Willie Nelson
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye Roberta Flack
November Rain Guns and Roses
Heaven Help Lenny Kravitz
Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones
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