John Norris of MTV News commented to Oberst that he felt this was like a driving song, a little bit of a road song. Oberst responded: "Yeah, it's definitely an escapist song. I think it makes a lot of sense, road trip... [Sausalito] is a very beautiful place. As much as it sounds romantic to live on a boat, I don't think I would like it that much. I'm kind of a solid-ground person."
Sausalito is located in the San Francisco Bay area in Northern California. It is one of the largest houseboat communities on the West Coast. Otis Redding's "Dock Of The Bay" was set in Sausalito.
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
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