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11. Moving from Memphis

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Go to Memphis, go to Graceland and all you do is get Elvis songs stuck in your head. Although, weirdly in my case I found myself humming a very obscure A-Ha song Move to Memphis instead, and from that it took me to Mark Cohn’s Walking in Memphis, and from there the natural transition is […]

A little less commercialisation, and a lot more twittering

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Do NOT read this blog. Do NOT go to the Facebook group, and DO NOT play any of the videos that I slave away on the road producing on my trip. Oh no … because the real fun, the real story, and the real feel for what’s going on on the road, is over at […]

A brief shot of Bourbon

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

New Orleans – named after the french city of OrlĂ©ans – is one of the oldest settlements in America, is famous for its food, architecture and jazz music – and its ability to have a party. Party central in NOLA is based in the French Quarter of the city, in particular – Bourbon Street – […]

10. It’s big. It’s easy. It’s NOLA.

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

So I’ve got a friend who’s a Captain in the New Orleans Police Department – what, hasn’t everyone? I was always going to catch up with with my Tami on my travels when I got to New Orleans. After many years working her way up through the ranks, being undercover, working in the narcotics department […]

Statistics : USA

Friday, July 10th, 2009

I sort of can’t believe I haven’t got around to doing this sooner, so it’s about time. If you’ve been clicking through to the daily updated Google Map on the right hand side over there you’ll have been able to see the route I’ve taken each day, the same-name places I’ve stopped at and exactly […]

Headin’ West

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The creeping realisation set in somewhere in Alabama – not long after we’d crossed the state line. Right up until a day before I set out four weeks ago, people were saying to me “Well … are you excited about your trip?”, and I was kinda like “Mmmm… spose…”, but knew that really I was […]

Raleigh Round

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Goodness that’s bad, I’ve got to think of some better blog-post titles otherwise any sympathy I may be currently be getting will be eradicated faster than it takes someone to smash a car window if I keep turning out puns like that. I’m in Raleigh now, in North Carolina. I almost quit and went straight […]

Day One

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

This is a stupid idea. But it’s going to be an incredibly fun one. Eventually. After 7 hours of driving today, I was shouting out the naughtiest of swearwords at 10pm this evening to anyone that got in my way as I drove around the tiny town of Brattleboro, Vermont getting more and more frustrated […]

Trains vs. Cars

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Trains: Whilst I’ve said already that the real point of my road trip isn’t really anything to do with the tube at all – having same named places is just an excuse, an angle to actually get out there and do it – when an opportunity like this comes up, you can’t really but wonder […]

License Plate State

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

I can tell I’m in New England, because the drivers have gone bloody crazy. After three years of bitching about how slow and nice and steady the South is when it comes to its drivers and driving in general, it’s a little bit of a shock to the system to have a sharp reminder of […]

Day -4

Friday, June 12th, 2009

All this driving, and I haven’t even really started yet. Day #1 will officially be on Tuesday of next week – when I’ll be in Epping, Maine. So until then it’s just a case of getting there so that I can start properly. It’s giving me a good period of time for me to see […]

And now I’m really starting to panic

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Why the hell did I think that driving round the whole of the USA would be a good idea?! Breathe Geoff … breathe .. slowly .. count to ten, and just get on with it. It’ll all be fine, no – really. Right? What started out as a brief email last year from my friend […]

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