Did You Know: "Ventura Highway" Paved by America

The “Tickets @ Two” song today is “Ventura Highway” by [lastfm]America[/lastfm]. America member Dewey Bunnell wrote the song, which has a deep and sentimental history behind the meaning.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in October, 2006, he explained: “It was 1963 when I was in seventh grade, we got a flat tire and we’re standing on the side of the road and I was staring at this highway sign. It said ‘Ventura’ on it and it just stuck with me. It was a sunny day and the ocean there, all of it.”

Regarding the lyrics, “Seasons crying no despair/alligators lizards in the air,” Bunnell said: “The clouds. It’s my brother and I standing there on the side of the road looking at the shapes of clouds while my dad changed the tire.”

“Ventura Highway” is also known as the frequency conscious 101, had to work that in.

Listen to K-EARTH 101 when it plays between two and three and lucky caller 7 wins Circus Vargas tickets. Good luck!


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