Ra Ra Riot -- 'Water'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

I like this band, and they have a new album out.

Also, how come no one hitchhikes anymore?

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Eric @ opposite-lock.com

1) So much SoCal in this video. So much. It makes me miss home just a little bit.

2) They do. I even pick them up sometimes. The trick is that >99% are not out to kill you and you should only pick them up when they are in perfect context (and you’re not trying to get somewhere). Canadians melting in the heat of the Mojave? Okay. A dude that looks like he belongs in the woods of Vermont with a maple tap hanging on his backpack and a sign for a town about 20 miles down the road? Sure.

Most people won’t anymore due to the media making it sound impossibly dangerous, mind you. And I don't pick up heavy-laden or aggressive ones, since I don't have a truck and aggressive is dangerous. I always see tons of them in Oregon, which is a pretty freaky weird place, and I thought that commenter was quite correct in describing it as the Florida of the west.