Destination Anywhere

"I can remember a time when every city street would lead me back to you. When the road signs guided me home and I was never lost. I don't know how I got scrambled, but now the roads lead nowhere. The streets are dead ends and I'm running in the wrong direction. Sometimes, I think I'm getting close, but I'm still so far away. This is a story about what it's like to be lost, just minutes away from your own home. I don't know if this story's over yet but this is how it began".

Translating the song themes from the awesome Jon Bon Jovi album to a short film - it's moody depressing as hell, but a real indulgence.  The album stuck with me through the summer of 1997 over a number of road-trips - produced by Dave Stewart it had a very different sound to a full-on Bon Jovi album yet clearly was riding the coat-tails of the less bombastic themes of These Days.

When the film came out on VHS I had no idea what it would be, I wrongly assumed it was simply a video of the awesome tour that I somehow missed - but in reality it was a short film that was based around the themes and ideas within the song-lyrics (a young couple struggling with alcoholism and the death of their young child).  I adored it's bleakness and had never understood the bliss of melancholy before.

Buy it here or at least watch the intro here!