The Road To Nowhere
We’ve come to the last dance. This episode, I wanted to share a lot of my favorites that I’ve been sitting on. I’ve been waiting for the right moment, but at the end of the day, a perfect song doesn’t need a moment, it is the moment. The focus this week is on love: romantic, […]
Our penultimate episode is split into two distinct halves. The first is classic R2N: late-night atmospherica, tender torch balladry, and some majestic folk rock. The second half touches on space-age pop, Bollywood soundtrack, experimental synth/techno, and reverb-drenched gothicism. Put your feet up and let the Road to Nowhere take you away~
Welcome back! It’s been a bit, but we’re back in the swing of things (for a few more shows at least). This week is heavy on the country, with just a smattering of blues and rock n’ roll. Mostly songs for those late summer days when we’re all just waitin’ for something new to […]
Two friends recently explained to me the meaning of ¿qué onda? One described it simply as the “what’s up” of Mexico and certain South American countries. He added that in certain company the phrase might have a more, let’s say, steamy connotation. The other offered the following translation: “what are the vibes?” I was taken. […]
The Road to Nowhere returns with a reprise of its first episode: The Naked City. More slinky jazz, barroom wailers, cruising soundscapes, and paeans to urbanity. Thanks for coming back and listening! Love . . . DJ Finn
Episode 18 is all about the sea: being away from it, being next to it, and being under it. If you miss the ocean as much as I do, there’s something here for you. There’s wave and gull-laden exotica as well as breezy bossa, calypso, canzione, and pop – all with the lazy, lilting melancholy […]
This week: music about, relating to, or evocative of HIGH SCHOOL, U.S.A. Mid-century artifacts, earnest teen ballads, and kooky novelties bump up against sad-boy guitar music from latter days. Note: there is not a single song in this show that I actually listened to in high school. Kooky!
Though the rain’s still comin’ down, there’s no reason we can’t close our eyes and pretend it’s not. Winding through reflective country from the ’30s to the ’70s, with rarities and surprises in between, episode 15 celebrates the endless skies, towering clouds, and rustling grasses of the idealized American West in anticipation of summer.