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Thursday, June 28, 2012

OFF TOPIC - I'm creating the mother of all playlists. Any suggestions?

It's 1135 miles to Orlando. I've got my vacation request approved, nine days worth of clothes, a truck filled with dance stuff, in-laws and I'm wearing sunglasses. 

Hit it.

So I'm taking some time off and making a little road trip. Unlike Jake and Elwood Blues (check out the clip below) though, my trip is a wee bit longer than 106 miles. I'm heading to Orlando for my daughter's dance competition. And yes, my wife volunteered me to drive the truck loaded with stage props. And yes, my in-laws are riding with me. In the U-Haul. On the bench seat.

Let me be clear, I love my in-laws dearly. We get along great today and I fully expect that statement to hold true when we roll into Bonnet Creek. But I'm gonna need a freaking awesome playlist to get me through this trip. I'm open to suggestions, so hit me in the comments and let me know your thoughts.

Here's the short list I've already come up with..

- "Momma Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J
- "I Can't Drive 55" - Sammy Hagar
- "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson
- "The Road Goes on Forever" by Robert Earl Keen (one of my personal favorites) 


 (Hat tip to Barbara Milhizer for planting this blog post idea in my mind)


  1. Barbara MilhizerJune 29, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    "Here I Go Again" Whitesnake
    "Driver 8" REM
    "Can't Get there From Here" REM
    "Copperhead Road" Steve Earle
    "Ramblin' Man" The Allman Brothers
    "The Long and Winding Road" The Beatles

  2. Barbara...those are some great suggestions. Thanks!

  3. Here's some oldies but goodies your inlaws will appreciate:

    Roll on Down the Highway - BTO
    Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
    Don't Look Back - Boston

    Probably ought to stay away from Paradise by the Dashboard Lights . . .

    Enjoy the trip!

    1. Ha! I was not expecting the Meatloaf reference, Patti! Nice.

      There was plenty of Jackson Browne on the trip. We made it to Orlando in one piece and with all egos/feelings intact. Good times, but I'm not volunteering to do it again anytime soon.