Jonathan Richman- Roadrunner It was the summer I was 15, and I was on a bike trip in Maine. Mosquitos biting. KC Kasem played it on the radio & my taste in music changed. Jonathon changed too, but his joy always come through. And I know Rt 128 down by the power lines too...

12-17-77 EC and the Attractions

A Runaway, a Blondie, A New York Doll & A Ramone - Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, David Johansen & Joey Ramone.

Joy Division

John Rich and Big Kenny at it again with "That's Why I Pray" coming to a country radio near you May 22th! Big$Rich

Elvis Costello w/ the Beastie Boys recreates the incident that got him banned from SNL for 2 decades.

The Long & Winding Road - Beatles. Classic song, inspires me to travel but reminds me i always have home.

The Long & Winding Road - Beatles. Classic song, inspires me to travel but reminds me i always have home

U2 - Gloria, 1981. Bono breaks it down

Mavis Staples + Jeff Tweedy "You Are Not Alone" Acoustic both Mavis & Tweedy have inspired with both innovation & tradition, collaboration & expression, faith & commitment, love, loneliness, community & recognition that we are in this together & must move it forward. "Open up! This is a raid! I want to get it through to you: You are not alone!" Sometimes we need someone to sing this to us everyday.

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild makes me want to go out on the open roads

Tom Waits Ol '55 another good driving song

Ramble On - Led Zeppelin makes me want to go around the world

Shock Value: A Tasteful Book Abut Bad Taste by John Waters Reading this when it first came out inspired me to believe I might be able to make films about whatever I wanted. It gave me courage.

Filmmakers can all learn a lot from Brian Eno. We ALL can learn a lot from Brian Eno. I bought "Music For Airports" when I was around 15 because I wanted to be taken somewhere else, to think and feel differently. I am glad he made it to our world -- and that he has remade it a bit ever since.

Jack Kerouac (1943 Naval Reserve mugshot)

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

Johnny Cash - I've been everywhere. recollection of places to travel

Woody Guthrie-This Land Is Your Land inspiring because woody guthrie hitchhiked across the country

Country Roads - John Denver (Take Me Home, West Virginia) Inspires me to travel, but never lets me forget what we left behind.

Tom Waits australia interview 1979 part 1 Here's to the one of a kind and those who dare to be that -- despite all the pressure to confirm.