Quick survey: is there a punk or hardcore band that writes more about riding buses than Rancid? Stuck at a bus stop in yesterday's downpour, I tried to think of one and came up with the Subhumans track I'm using as the title for this post and the (superior) one I'm embedding here, with its unexpected freakout line, "Nobody says anything on buses/THAT'S WHY PEOPLE KILL THEMSELVES!!!!"
(Which was an early indication of how punk rock will lead you astray. Please: do not talk to anyone on a bus you do not know. Especially do not talk to me. It must be an emergency to violate this rule. I suppose asking for directions counts. But don't get into the habit of speaking to strangers because Dick Lucas convinced you that your fellow passengers are dangers to themselves absent your intervention.)
Who am I missing? Meanwhile, I'm in an airport, en route to Kentucky, where Rob Farley is going to introduce me to the pleasures of gambling on horseracing. Buses are no help here. Punk rock has not thought everything through.