You can never see further than your headlights—an old slice of trucker philosophy that makes more sense with each passing year, the way I move through life, pretending that I know where the road is heading even though I never have a clue. Time and again, I must learn that I can get ready for dinner and I can get ready for bed and not much else.

Alessandro Cortini – Scappa

Forse 3 |Important Records, 2015 | Bandcamp

One of the finer night-driving songs that I know.

Each night in 2020, I wrote a short post for a series called Notes From the End of a World because I wanted to etch these days into my memory. Before the world changed completely.
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Related Reading
June 12, 2022


Ohio. Sunset: 9:02pm. You can never see further than your headlights: this old slice of trucker philosophy makes more sense to me with each passing year.
March 27, 2020


Every night the Electrifying Mojo would sign off with the same message and I want us to hear it in our heads now, delivered in a slow baritone with a grin around the edges.
January 7, 2020


Korpo, Finland. I remember believing the world would make sense when I grew older. But it never did, and it probably won’t.
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x