High School for Tim Crane, A.K.A. T-Bird, wasn't a school at all; it was a record shop. T-Bird spent most skipped schooldays tagging cars with flyers in exchange for records – really good records. An inch-thick stack of flyers might be worth Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" pts. 1 and 2, or James Brown's "I Can't Stand It (When You Touch Me)" backed with "There Was A Time".
Fast-forward six or seven years. Bird hits the road looking for a place where the music's going down.