Time: 6:38 a.m.
Soundtrack: “Nowhere Man” by The Beatles
We’ve talem a detour halfway to our destination and are now heading toward Cleveland because…well, why not? There’s not much to Ohio save for Kyrie Irving’s stomping grounds, let’s hope its more exciting than this hastily made Cleveland Tourism Video:
Time: 3:45 a.m.
Soundtrack: “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” by YES
A discussion of the proper heights to hoist YES has developed. Just how sacred a band is this Progressive-Rock collective? A consensus has been achieved via personalized anecdotes. Mike has used our current backing track as a personalized ringtone, while friends of friends have been bequeathed their parents entire record collections save for the YES portions of those vinyl stock piles, and as the outfit’s funky bass lines are currently keeping our eyes open while guiding this Hyundai Santa Fe safely to Chi City. Thus, it has been declared that YES should in fact be held in the highest Regard, not solely for the band’s captivating compositions, but for the ability of these swirling whirlwinds of six string artistry to act as a musical compass that’s kept us on track, alert
Time: 3:14 a.m.
Soundtrack: “Apostrophe” by Frank Zappa
As this elongated instrumental jam intertwines with this early morning atmosphere, one can’t help but notice just how well lit this Pennsylvania byway is, and not by any conventional means of fluorescence. No, this mountainous terrain is caressed by the cool glow of the moon, something rarely experienced by someone from such an overpopulated locale as New Jersey. But onward we move, away from that hustle and bustle, like pioneers of yesteryear making a westward trek to some greener pasture and land of promise, Mike Mehalick and I are Chicago-bound in search of this cultural commonplace, the corporate summertime music festival circuit stop, but what’s more, legitimacy on a personal and professional level, and validation for all our past exploits that have led to this point. We are Lolla bound.