Anyone who knows me knows I love a good road trip.
Driving is in my blood, yes; I made a pretty good career out of it. But you don’t have to be a professional NASCAR driver to appreciate getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road, windows down, music blaring. And there’s no better time to take a road trip than Labor Day when we all get some extra time off.
This year, my friends at MTN DEW reached out to Wes and Steve of Whiskey Riff, to see how they’d feel about starting their Labor Day weekend a little early by taking some well-deserved time off, DEW Time Off (D.T.O) to be exact. Me and MTN DEW are all about giving people extra time to pursue their true passions, and what better way to help them do that than by taking over their day job? So today, instead of an article from them, you’re getting one from me. I’ve taken over his column space.
Everyone knows that road trips are made better with music because driving in silence is no fun. So while Whiskey Riff gets their D.T.O. started, I’m sharing some of my favorite songs for your Labor Day to add to their Weekend Pregame Playlist.
These picks are guaranteed winners for any road trip, long or short.
“The Wolfpack” – Angels and Airwaves – The first single off one of my favorite all time albums. “There, There” – The Wonder Years – Most of my favorite songs have screaming in them. “Blind Ambition” – The Dangerous Summer – New music from some great friends of mine. “Common Cold” – Tiny Moving Parts – If a song was an energy drink, this would be it! “One Armed Scissor” – At the Drive-In – An old favorite. Some crazy music with crazy lyrics. “The Stairs (Live Baby Live)” – INXS – The live version. It’s the most underappreciated INXS song. “If I Get High” = Nothing But Thieves – Conor Mason has one of the top 5 best voices ever.
Whether you’ll be in the car for a few hours or a few days, these are go-to tracks, dependable for any situation at any time. So call up a few of your buddies, grab your keys, a cold DEW, roll down the windows and crank up the volume. And remember to take some D.T.O. yourself – after all, we all deserve to take the time to do more of what we love.