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What’s summer without a road trip or two? I’m planning a couple of short trips in the coming weeks and I’m brainstorming playlists and album selections.
On our family road trips, there was always one staple (first on cassette, then CD, now digital): Billy Joel’s “Greatest Hits Volume 1 and Volume 2.” It’s always in my rotation, but I also try to get a mix of artists from wherever I’m going as well as some staples from the vintage Warped Tours of the mid-late ’90s and early ’00s. (IMO, third wave ska is excellent for California driving, particularly Reel Big Fish’s “Turn the Radio Off” and Save Ferris’ “It Means Everything.”)