pop tarts and yacht rock.

It’s been a helluva week.

After a week of destruction and divisiveness (but also some incredible moments of unity), I needed to “get the hell out of Dodge” today. It was a beautiful day to head up to Pennsylvania to see some fellow musicians and friends (socially distant, of course). Yes, we talked about the current state of our country with race relations, and we spoke in a very healthy dialogue, trying to understand and appreciate each other’s perspectives.

I spent over five hours in the car today…as I love to drive, it was a great day to be on the open road, with the sunshine and minimal traffic. As it’s easy to forget that we’re in lockdown, I forgot that a lot of restaurants aren’t yet open. As I got hungry driving up I-83 listening to Loggins & Messina singing Vahevela, I got the urge for one of my favorite breakfast treats of all time….S’mores Pop Tarts.

Pop Tart chocolate goodness, sunshine and
Michael McDonald?
Yes, please!

As I’ve been trying to lose weight, there was a moment of guilt, but this quickly turned to guilty pleasure, as these were so INCREDIBLY yummy. I will walk 7 miles tomorrow to try and work off these Kellogg’s calories, and it will be totally worth it.

I used to hate the term “Yacht Rock”, because I felt it degraded a lot of music that enjoyed listening to growing up. I remember being in 8th grade, listening to Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross and James Ingram, as their songs were atop the Pop and R&B charts….this was at a time when I really started to gravitate towards wanting to be a true musician, and this music really resonated with me. I’m thankful that it still has a very strong following, so if “Yacht Rock” was the best way of classifying this music, so be it.

They say that it’s the simple things….I truly enjoyed my day today, connecting with friends, talking about social issues, and taking in a beautiful summer Saturday. Having the Pop Tarts and yacht rock was an awesome bonus.

Published by ltrainlane

Musician, Customer Service Manager, Husband, Father, New York Giants fan, happy-go-lucky (sometimes clothing optional) free spirit....that pretty much sums it up.

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