It's night time in the Big City
the wind picks up from over the bay
a delivery boy makes a wrong turn
"Today we're gonna talk about the endless gray ribbons of asphalt that crisscross this country. So strap yourself in, put the peddle to the metal, and listen."

The Singers and Songs

  • Rocket 88
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    Cadillac Ranch
    "I think Bruce is from New Jersey... Tearin' up the highway like a big old dinosaur'; first time I heard this song I thought it was. 'Tearing up the highway like Dina Shore!'"
  • Every Woman I Know
  • Me and My Chauffer Blues
    "One of the great blues songs of all time, one of the great car songs of all time, one of the great chauffer songs of all time! Sung by one of the great old ladies of all time."
  • My Automobile
  • Christian's Automobile
  • Joni Mitchell
    Car On A Hill
    "She taught herself to play guitar with a Pete Seeger instruction book. I mighta seen that same book!"
  • Pontiac Blues
  • Jimmy Caroll
    Big Green Car
  • Get Out of the Car
    "If Richard won't drive you home, I will. I got a car of my own."
  • Mercury Blues
    "Dave is a great instrumentalist, known as much for his great guitar playing as he is for his loud polyester shirts and mutton chop sideburns." .
  • Too Many Drivers
    "His given name is Overton Lemons... I oughta use that name!"
  • Prince
    Little Red Corvette
    "Prince is from the same area of the country that I'm from so we have plenty in common."
  • No Money Down
    "Go ahead, Chuck. Let's get it goin'."

The Other People and Players

  • Judy Garland
  • Huey "Piano" Smith
  • Bernie Larson
  • Jorge Calderon
  • Jackson Browne
  • Warren Zevon
  • Linda Rondstadt
  • Rod Stewart
  • Pete Seeger
  • Henry Ford
  • Clyde Barrow
  • Fuzzy Haskins
  • Funkadelic
  • The Parliaments
  • Kansas Joe McCoy
  • Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm
  • Ike Turner
  • Elvis Presley
    "Cleaned up that naughty 'One Night' and hit big with it" “the swivel hipped rockabilly cat”

The Other Songs and Albums

The Guests

The Movies and TV Shows

The Places

  • Helena, AR
  • Glendora, MS
  • Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
  • Algiers, LA

Record Labels

Well, the little needle's pointin' on the E, which means we're out of gas for another week. Remember, the trick is to drive so that your license expires before you do.