RUBY’S MONTHLY PLAYLIST: Road Tripping

Dear Readers,

As the last of the summer slips away it is the perfect time for one thing: road trips. Whether you’re taking a family holiday or a last minute trek to the beach, the best part about hitting the open road is winding the windows down and playing driving tunes. I based this playlist on a mix I made a few years ago, I had just finished a four month tour across America (which is basically one long road trip)  only to have my band split up at the end. Lost and confused I went on one last pilgrimage with an old friend to Astoria to go to a party in a shipping yard. We went to the beach The Goonies was filmed, saw wild elks and ate copious amounts of waffles all the while listening to a lot of Willie Nelson. I’ve listened to the mix every trip since – adding and subtracting songs with each passing year. I love the journey more than the destination, I love the fizzy feeling of anticipation that only comes with the open road, I love finding weird roadside attractions, buying useless souvenirs and drinking bad gas station coffee. So wherever you find yourself, here is your soundtrack.

Happy travels, Ruby xx

 

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Ruby Jones

Ruby Jones is a feminist, musician and writer from Melbourne. She has toured the world as a vocalist and as a result probably owns a souvenir coffee mug from your hometown. When she’s not making mixtapes she can be found singing and playing tambourine in her band, volunteering at Girls Rock Melbourne or re-watching Twin Peaks. Find her over at @rubyjonesband. [Photo credit Lilli Waters]

Freya Bennett

Freya Bennett is the Co-Founder and Director of Ramona Magazine. She is a writer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who loves dreary grey days, libraries and coffee.
With a passion for grassroots activism and creative community, Freya began Ramona Magazine as an alternative to boring, image-obsessed media. Ramona Magazine is founded upon Freya’s core values of creative expression, equality, kindness and a little bit of feminist rage. You can follow her @thecinnamonsociety

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