Electronic Music and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The other day I was talking about quitting my job and riding around the country. It sounded like a good idea. So, I’m going to do something like it.

No, Mom and Dad, don’t worry… I’m not quitting my job. I’m just taking a couple of days off of work and heading off to Ohio on the bike for a couple of concerts.

On Monday evening, Snog is playing in Columbus. I’ve always wanted to see Mr. Thrussell and Co., but I’ve never caught them on their infrequent tours of our great land. It’s time for some Live Snog, and it’s going to be great1.

On Tuesday evening, everyone’s favorite masters of Norse witchcraft2, Covenant, will be rocking out in the Cleveland area. So I’ll head up to that city named after a Connecticut resident3, and watch the re-animated corpse of Eskil Simonsson sing songs that hopefully do not appear on the album Skyshaper.

The plan is this: I’m taking off Monday and Tuesday. I’ll head out Columbus-way on Monday afternoon. I will stay somewhere4 in that area on Monday night. On Tuesday, I’ll make a day out of taking the back roads up to Cleveland, and seeing what I can see along the way. After the Covenant show, I’ll head right back to Pittsburgh, as I didn’t want to burn another vacation day for Wednesday.

This trip will be facilitated by the arrival this past week of my new saddlebags, and the sissy bar roll bag I ordered. These will give me the needed cargo capacity. Unfortunately, my windshield won’t be arriving until this Tuesday, so this trip will be with out that accommodation.

I’m excited as this will be the first long trip on the bike, and I’ll be seeing two great bands too. How can I go wrong?

Now, who else is going to be at these shows? Sound off, people.


1 That sounds dirty, but it really isn’t.

2 Ask Steph, it was her theory to begin with.

3 It’s true, you can look it up. The city was founded by Moses Cleaveland of Canterbury. However, he eventually left it, and went back to Connecticut to live and die. See, even the dude who started Cleveland knew better than to actually live there.

4 Any ideas for where I should stay?

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