Alright Squirrels, here’s the deal. The Jam Van crew is currently scattered across the board. We’ve got some folks on the East Coast, some on the West Coast, some up North, some down Souf, and in about a week, all of that’s gonna flip flop, and those of us on the West Coast is gone be on the East Coast and those of us on the East Coast is gone be on the West Coast, you smell me? So in tribute to the fact that we’re all on the move, and also to the fact that Go-rilla and myself are about to really be on the move (ed. note: we’re taking our own brand of shit-show to Beer City, then to New Orleans, then to Austin), I decided it was time for another list of tunes. What type of list will this one be? Well a list of tunes to blast while you’re traveling, duh…

So with no further ado, here it is: My (ed. note: and by “my” I mean “Jam in the Van’s”) list of the best albums to drive to, from the collection that I had in my CD booklets, back when I last drove across the country.  These albums are all tried and tested and approved as ones that will be enjoyable when played in your car, or in your earphones on the plane, or to hum to yourself if your other shit ran out of batteries.  We’re going with albums here because that’s how it used to be.  You used to have a God-damned CD player that hooked up to a tape adapter that got skipped every time you hit a bump, and you played whole fucking albums!  Remember, there is no order to this.  It would be ludicrous to assign a numerological hierarchy to these albums because they are merely a drop in the hat of what exists out there.  I mean, it’s simply not possible to rank your favorite albums, songs, movies, books, there’s just too many.  So don’t, just know what you like and what you don’t like.  That being said, if you don’t like what’s on this list you probably have low SAT scores (ed. note: AKA you’re stupid).  Now go-on, get it…

– Bob Dylan – The Essential Bob Dylan (Discs 1 and 2) – Highlight Track – “It Ain’t Me Babe

– The Roots –  The Roots Come Alive – Highlight Track – “You Got Me (Featuring Jill Scott)

– The Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbeat Highlight Track – “Taper Jean Girl

– Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News – Highlight Track – “Blame it on the Tetons

– My Morning Jacket – At Dawn – Highlight Track – “Phone Went West

– Dr. John – Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack: The Legendary Sessions Volume 1 – Highlight Track – “Ti-Na-Na

– Eels –Eels with Strings Live at Town Hall Highlight Track – “Railroad Man

– Buddy Guy –Live at the Checkerboard Lounge (Chicago, 1979) – Highlight Track – “The Dollar Done Fell

– The Velvet Underground – LoadedHighlight Track – “Sweet Jane

– The Felice Brothers – Tonight at the ArizonaHighlight Track – “The Ballad of Lou the Welterweight

– Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow Highlight Track – “Green Light: Now Begin

– Beatles – Beatles for Sale – Highlight Track – “I’ll Follow the Sun

– Spoon – Series of SneaksHighlight Track – “Quincy Punk Episode

– Radiohead – Hail to the Thief – Highlight Track – “Sail to the Moon (Brush the Cobwebs out of the Sky)

– Wilco – Yankee, Hotel, Foxtrot – Highlight Track – “Heavy Metal Drummer

– Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Highlight Track – “Two Headed Boy

– Beatles – Let it Be Naked – Highlight Track – “I’ve Got a Feeling

– The Strokes –Is This It?Highlight Track – “Barely Legal

– Outkast – Atliens – Highlight Track – “Two Dope Boys (In a Cadillac)

– Built to Spill – Keep it Like a Secret – Highlight Track – “Center of the Universe

– Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II – Highlight Track – “Ramble On

– The Rolling Stones – FlashpointHighlight Track – “You Can’t Always Get What You Want

– The Arcade Fire – FuneralHighlight Track – “Wake Up

– David Bowie – Hunky Dory Highlight Track – “Kooks

– Yo La Tango – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One – Highlight Track – “One PM Again

That’s enough.  That’s a start.  I definitely rocked it to all of those the first few times I conquered the American map.  To be determined if I’m blasting any of them this go around.

Quote for the Day: via Fat Bob – “The only purpose of Facebook is to look at chicks you knew in high school and jack off to them.”  My response – “Did you say jack off or jerk off?”

Track for the Day: Breathe” by Ministry off of Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste.

Links for the Day:

When good bands make suck-ass songs… (via Doggoneblog)

Do you think he felt like a bigger punk when he watched the tool that just clowned his ass making a douche of himself on “How to Make it in America?” (via Prefix)

–  That vintage Trey…

Oooh spoooky mix... (via Aquarium Drunkard)

I like all names and titles associated with this… (via Spinner)