MIX CD”

danny

So I take it you’ve heard by now.

 

lee

What? Heard what, Danny?

 

danny

I’m no longer going to be working with the company. I got fired yesterday.

 

lee

Ah, well. I’m sure they’ll take you back.

 

danny

Uh…as much as I’d like to think that, I really don’t think that’s going to happen.

 

lee

Well, I’m sorry buddy. I really hope that this doesn’t get in the way of our road trip. Hey- I made you a mix CD. This first song is something I listen to whenever the world’s got me down.

 

cd player

 “I get knocked down/But I get up again/You’re never gonna keep me down/ I get knocked down/But I get up again/You’re never gonna keep me down/ Oh, Danny Boy….Danny Boy…”

 

lee

Hey, fancy that Danny, it says your name in the song.

 

danny

To be totally honest, I can’t really stand that song. For that reason. Kids used to tease me, call me “Danny Boy…”

 

lee

Ah, I know how it is. Kids used to call me “General Lee.” Get it?

 

danny

Yeah, because your name is Lee…

lee

I also had very red skin. A lot of rashes.

 

Awkward pause. Danny lets out a very audible sigh.

 

lee

What’s wrong, Dan?

 

danny

Uhh..just this job thing, you know. I don’t know what I’m going to do when we back. It’s just got me down a little, you know?

 

lee

Could one say that you’re… blue?

 

cd player

 “I’m blue/ A ba di a ba di / A ba di a ba di….”

 

danny

Sorry, I need to focus on driving. We should be close to the exit by now…can you look on your side for the sign?

 

cd player

 “Signs, signs/ Everywhere signs/Blocking out the scenery/ Breaking my mind/ Do this/ Don’t do that/ Can’t you read the siiiiign…”

 

danny

Wow…do you have a song on that mix CD for like, everything? (Beat)                     Oh God…look at the freaking traffic…

 

lee

Could one say that it’s a…highway to Hell?

 

Danny

No!

 

cd player

(LIFE IS A HIGHWAY cover by RASCAL FLATTS)

“Life is a highway/ I wanna ride it all night long….”

 

danny

That’s a different song than I was expecting.

lee

Ha, ha! This is so classic road trip!

 

danny

Why did you download the Rascal Flatts version?

 

lee

Actually, I downloaded both.

 

danny

Why?

 

lee

You seen any good movies lately?

 

danny

My girlfriend and I caught “Precious.”

 

lee

What’s that?

 

danny

Uh… “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire?”

 

lee

Ohhh… “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”! Yeah, yeah I saw that.

 

cd player

 “I like big butts and I cannot lie/ You other brothers can’t deny…”

 

 

police officer (o.s.)

Pull over!

 

danny

Oh shit, it’s the police…

 

cd Player

 “ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXANE…”

 

Danny pulls the car over. The police officer approaches them.

 

police officer

Open the door.

 

CD player

 “Let my love open the door/ Let my love open the door/ Let my love open the door/ To your heart…”

 

police officer

You’re under arrest.

 

danny

I should’ve known this day would come.

 

lee

Huh? What do you mean, Dan?

 

Danny

Lee, I haven’t been totally honest. To supplement my income I’ve been selling drugs on the side. That’s why we’re stopping off in Miami this weekend – my trunk is full of pure, uncut cocaine. I’m sorry.

 

police officer

Oh. Well, that doesn’t really matter to me.

 

danny

Then what?

 

police officer

You don’t have the rights to any of that music. That’s finable for up to twelve months.

 

cd player

“Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes/ How do you measure / Measure a year?”

 

BLACKOUT