“Music Is My Radar”
The Best of Blur, 2000
Your iPod is a GPS that helps you locate yourself -- even if you don’t know where you are.
2 EDDIE VEDDER
Into the Wild, 2007
Any song from this powerful film works, but this track helps set the tone.
3 GUIDED BY VOICES
“Watch Me Jumpstart”
Alien Lanes, 1995
With any luck, you won’t have to literally do as the title states.
But if for some reason, something does …
5 SUPER FURRY ANIMALS
“The International Language of Screaming”
… you may have to resort to this.
6 CAT POWER
Man -- or in Chan Marshall’s cover version, woman -- there remains something over the hill that you have to see.
7 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
“Go with the Flow”
Songs for the Deaf, 2002
Road warriors know this is the best advice and often leads to untold adventure.
“Where Is My Mind?”
Surfer Rosa, 1988
Of course, if you (I) do go with the flow, this question might pop up from time to time.
9 CONOR OBERST
Conor Oberst, 2008
“There’s nothing that the road cannot heal,” Oberst sings. Remember that.
10 THE STROKES
“The End Has No End”
Room on Fire, 2003
It could be the last day of the trip or the first or just the next one -- your choice.