If anyone needs me this weekend, I’ll be in the Land of Lincoln crossing #12 off this list.

As a side note, I’ve been prepping for the trip by listening to Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois album, which I hadn’t heard all the way through in ages. I’ve lost touch with Stevens’ music in recent years, and I’d forgotten how bonkers-good Illinois is. Makes me wanna give The Age of Adz another shot.

Sufjan Stevens — “Chicago” [Spotify/iTunes]



I’m back in Corolla, NC this week, and while I’d planned to post normally, some spectacularly spotty Internet is making me want to tear my hair out has complicated things slightly. I’ll be back with some fun stuff next week. In the meantime, I hope y’all have wonderful and safe holiday weekends.

Petey Pablo — “Raise Up” (Iron Lyon 8 bar edit) [Soundcloud]


My family’s annual beach week starts tomorrow, and my sister’s husband emailed the video above to us soon-to-be attendees to illustrate his pre-OBX mindset, saying “This pretty much sums up how excited I am for beach week.”

Right there with ya, Brian.

I’m not sure what’ll happen YHT-wise next week. Maybe I won’t post. Maybe I’ll post twice a day. Haven’t decided. What I do know is that I’m ’bout to drive to North Carolina, drink a bunch of Yuenglings, put on Aretha Franklin’s “Chain Of Fools” and find a raccoon to dance with.

Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend.

Aretha Franklin — “Chain Of Fools” [Spotify/iTunes]