Driving across America with three people you barely know is fascinating.
It starts more or less like when you begin to date someone. People are careful about what they say. They are cautious about when they even open the window. You make sure these people think you’re exactly what you wanted them to think you were. And then, like magic…
You start making weird noises at each other, laughing uncontrollably at things that aren’t funny, and you play the same 20 songs over and over again because it starts to sound like “you guys.” And for some reason, that’s cathartic and comforting.
I can’t write much more while I’m on this trip. But I figured it’d be really interesting to catalog the songs that you listen to with four strangers that start to feel like family. Because they sound like “them” to me.
I’ll write more again when I’m back to San Francisco in a few weeks. Until then, here’s what four strangers in a car listen to.
About 4,389 times a day.
And as if I haven’t blabbed it out enough, here’s the first half of our trip. They even let me write and say the words.
Stream the whole thing at that link.