I’m heading to Ohio. I’m going to be tearing down I-80 with my wife and son while I give the Highway Patrol the stink-eye. Before I get to Ohio we’re stopping in Pittsburgh. I haven’t been to Pittsburgh in ages and I’m looking forward to it. Then it’s off to Cleveland. I’m going to these places to play my music in bars and coffeehouses, and I’m calling it a tour. It’s my Rust-belt Tour 2010! T-shirts anyone?
So I need traveling music. Not just anything from the stick innards of the hard drive – this tour has a theme: Travel and Summer. So I picked out 75 Songs (iTunes only took 64 because they all weren’t available through Apple… see below for the full 75) that I felt are great to travel to and that remind me of summer in some way or another. 75 songs is about 5-1/2 hours of music and should get me from Sandy Hook to Pittsburgh.
A lot of these songs have a sentimental connection to when I was a kid and spent all night outside running around with friends listening to Zeppelin and Springsteen and not caring about anything. Then there are songs that remind me of summers since I’ve been married and sharing the songs with my wife. Also, I included some of my own tunes that I wrote with summer references injected on purpose. So I’ll load up my iPod and set it to shuffle and off we go!
You can get this playlist for yourself by clicking on the picture or here.
Cheers – See you in Pittsburgh at Howlers Coyote Cafe on Aug 12th at 9PM or in
Cleveland at Seekers Coffeehouse on Aug. 14th at 8PM