I have a piece of writing (poem? fiction? creative non-fiction? IDK) up in the new (Letters from) The Road issue of Sundog Lit. Rumble (Road Trips, 97-99), contains every memory I have from the some trips I took back then, cheifly Greensboro, NC to San Francisco; Greensboro, NC to Austin, and San Antonio to Atlanta. Some other minor trips thrown in their too. Also, a considerable confession. Here are some things referenced:
The spot marked the Spot, Fort Funston SF (w/ Danica, Jonathan, Nathan, and Matthew [my traveling companion]):
Me at the beach:
The musical parts of the piece are about Take Me To The Mardi Gras, by Bob James, which is my internal soundtrack to one of those trips and is familiar to everyone (though the warped record was Elliott Smith’s XO, which came out while we were on the road).