Thursday, March 2, 2023

Easy Rider

It’s a road movie. Everyone has one in them even when they aren’t going anywhere. At the very least you have a car which has to be moved due to alternate side of the street parking. For American youth the car is the emblematic symbol of freedom. Route 66 was a famous TV show yet modern technology will eventually force the driver to relinquish their hard earned freedom. Self-driving cars or not (Tesla just recalled 365,000 vehicles), Americans will ultimately find themselves on a kind of auto-drive which knows too much for anybody’s own good. Control and independence are ultimately relinquished for the sake of expediency. Easy Rider, a 60s classic is also a harbinger of the future. 

read Francis Levy's review of Fit Nation, The East Hampton Star

and listen to 'Baby-You Can Drive My Car' by The Beatles

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