Hours upon hours of highway driving demands ear food.
On the musical side, I've been listening to Gnarls Barkley's new album, "Odd Couple," which is great for rhythmic, keep-me-awake-and-energized driving.
On the more whimsical and charming side is "The Bird and the Bee"'s new album, "Ray Guns Are Not Just Your Future." If you like indie/groovy/vaguely folky with sprinkles of bells and such, you should check out "The Bird and the Bee." "You're a Cad" is a catchy, surprisingly swingable tune, after a long lyrical intro. I also adore "Diamond Dave" and "Love Letter to Japan."
I'm hunting for more good road music, though. Any ideas?
One dancer at Memphis recommended the Grateful Dead song "Promised Land," which begins so appropriately:
"Left my home in Norfolk, Virginia; California on my mind ..."
Back on I-49 ... I'm headed to Dallas tonight!