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Easy Fridays 008: Ventura Highway by America

Ventura Highway by America
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I remember, when I was young(er), my mom used to play this cassette tape of The Greatest Hits of America on her boom box almost every day. She’d play the whole thing — side A and B — and move on to the next record. Then, whenever she’s not around, I’d play that America record to three particular songs, hitting the forward and rewind buttons over and over again to my heart’s content.

And so today, while thinking of the right soundtrack to the weekend to feature on Easy Fridays, Ventura Highway immediately came to mind.

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America - Homecoming

Whenever I hear this song, it just makes me think of long drives with friends, windows open, wind blasting my hair from my face and laughing at some old joke that only we can relate to. It’s a nice image that I miss doing so much. I wonder when we can do that again. It seems like ages since.  Hmm. . .