Bouts of homesickness makes people do different things to fight the sickness: watch their favorite film, eat familiar foods, sit and cry alone or listen to the right music. Being American, there are plenty of musicians that can make someone feel at home.
The South is very far away from the wooded homes of Wisconsin, but Creedence Clearwater Revival still feels so relavent. There’s something about Southern Rock that just feels American (even though CCR are from San Fran). But what’s classic about the band is that you never feel patriotic. You don’t feel not ashamed of being American, but you also have the ability to criticise the country articulately.
The sound of CCR reminds me of driving around the countryside in my 1990 Ford Probe: windows down and music blaring – all while dodging deer on the side of the road.
I feel like I would give my right arm to be home today. I want it to be summer, to be working in a union job again and to be in that damn car. Sometimes music soothes pain, but sometimes we are only left dreaming.