Playing tracks by
Beavis & Butthead, Ofra Haza, Deep Forest, Pearl Jam, Sting and more.
In the late summer of '93, I drove from New Jersey to California and back again. Among many side-trips, I visited Itasca State Park in Minnesota and walked across the Mississippi headwaters, just like in the Indigo Girls song: "the Mississippi's mighty / But it starts in Minnesota / At a place that you could walk across / With five steps down." When I returned home, I made this mixtape with a hodgepodge of songs from the trip.