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Neko Case -- Curse Of The I-5 Corridor

Nekpo Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

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I was just back in LA, and did some driving along the 5, and it brought back a lot of memories of being very, very stuck on that interminable road. I feel like I almost always came to a standstill right by this place that sold big industrial fans. Sometimes I almost miss it, and that’s the most troubling thing of all.

I guess whenever you’re calling a whole chunk of freeway a “corridor” you can’t expect anything good. 

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus, 2020 Changli EV • Not-so-running: 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!: https://rb.gy/udnqhh)

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Also relevant: The Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the Dime” album title was creative way of saying 55mph on Hwy 10 in L.A. - A reaction to the Sammy Hagar song “I Can’t Drive 55", itself a protest against the federally imposed speed limit of 55 miles per hour on all U.S. highways in place at the time. Minutemen decided that driving fast “wasn’t terribly defiant”; Bassist Mike Watt later commented that “the big rebellion thing was writing your own fuckin’ songs and trying to come up with your own story, your own picture, your own book, whatever. So he can’t drive 55, because that was the national speed limit? Okay, we’ll drive 55, but we’ll make crazy music.”