Why I Always Associate “Born To Run” with Houston

An oil refinery in Houston

You’ve heard that old cliché that you can always remember where you were when you first heard of a favorite song. It’s a funny twist on how music and place interact with each other — you have very powerful associations with a location because of a song, even though the musicians who wrote and recorded the song have never been to that place and probably never even heard of it.

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Bill Fulton

Bill Fulton

Author, urban planner & former politician. Hometown: Auburn, NY. Current town: Houston. Latest book: Place And Prosperity.