Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike by Angus K. GillespieTwo American Studies professors from Rutgers University here show how the New Jersey Turnpike--that ugly icon, Americas widest and most traveled road--has found its way into the minds, if not the hearts, of artists and drivers alike. In poet Allen Ginsberg, singer Bruce Springsteen, commuters and roadside home owners lulled to sleep by its drone of traffic, this 12-lane asphalt monster has inspired powerful reactions, from admiration to anger. The authors consider the first asparagus patch plowed up to lay the road; the $70,000 salary a contemporary toll-taker can earn with hefty overtime; and the not infrequent lawlessness of the highway patrol. From the gray-flannel-suit diligence that built it, to the mixture of necessity, practicality and venality that maintains it, the New Jersey Turnpike proves to be an enthralling though unlikely subject.
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire (Official Video)
New Jersey Turnpike riding on a wet night 'Neath the refinery's glow out where the great black rivers flow License, registration, I ain't got none But I got a clear conscience 'bout the things that I done Mister state trooper, please don't stop me Please don't stop me, please don't stop me Maybe you got a kid, maybe you got a pretty wife The only thing that I got's been bothering me my whole life Mister state trooper, please don't stop me Please don't you stop me, please don't you stop me In the wee wee hours your mind gets hazy Radio relay towers gonna lead me to my baby The radio's jammed up with talk show stations It's just talk, talk, talk, talk, till you lose your patience Mister state trooper, please don't stop me Whoa! Hey, somebody out there, listen to my last prayer Hi ho silver-o deliver me from nowhere Whoa! Whoaaa [fades].
Angus K. Gillespie
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