"Trading somebody else's futures
while my present's running out.." —K-Rising, The Banker
May 18, 2003
Near San Juan, Potosi, Bolivia
I've burned a few cd's that get me pumped for the
trip and keep me focused on my goal of saving most of my money.
Some are cheesy; some are not. Some are obviously related to not
missing your life; some are not.
For the actual tunes, you're on your own. But Kazaa
still seems to work, and there's always Limewire.
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, Rockapella "She'll ransack Pakistan and put a scam in Scandanavia..."
Holiday Road, from National Lampoon's Vacation,
The Banker, K-Rising "...he just burned his last Armani tie."
Eyes of the World, The Grateful Dead
Soak up the Sun, Sheryl Crow
Istanbul (not Constantinople), They Might Be Giants
Hanginaround, Counting Crows "...you know I gotta get out, but I'm stuck so tight...."
Your Life Is Now, John Mellencamp "Do you believe you're a victim of a great compromise?"
Give Me One Reason, Tracy Chapman
Watching the Wheels, John Lennon "They shake their heads and look at me as if I've lost
All the Time in the World, The Subdudes
Beautiful Day, U2
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Jimmy Buffett "There's just too much to see waiting in front of me..."
Road Trippin', Red Hot Chili Peppers "Staying high and dry's more trouble than it's worth"
Legends of the Fall, Main Theme
You should really try to get your hands on The Banker. It's a great
tune that hard to find even online... legal or otherwise. It's bby a defunct
Charlottesville band called K-Rising... the name's from a Hindu
thing called Kundalini. Ask a yoga instructor.
The song's actually about a member of the band who
was a Wall Street investment banker but quit his job and headed
off to Africa for a while before moving to Charlottesville to start
a band with some old buddies.