Sunday, 10 April 2011

Day 10 – An awesome driving track

30 Day Song Challenge
Day 10 - An awesome driving track

Another easy choice. Rush - Red Barchetta. A driving song about driving.

Actually, I was tempted to use Without You by Nilsson because it ties in with a memory from my teens. I went on holiday to the Lake District with two mates and my dog Ben in my ancient Mini (called Mildred). On the way home late at night, we were listening to the radio. (I couldn't afford a cassette player for the car and even the radio was housed in a contraption my dad had made from plywood with an aerial that hung onto the window.) As we were belting up the motorway (well, 50mph was about as good as Mildred could manage) Without You came on the radio. Quite spontaneously, when it got to the big chorus, all three of us joined in - singing it at the top of our lungs. By the time we got back to the chorus, we were encouraging Ben to join in by howling. Ah, happy days. (Maybe you had to be there.)

1 comment:

Mosher said...

Ministry's "Jesus Built My Hotrod" is a very dangerous driving track. It's just got one of those tempos that encourages the right foot to drop down far too easily.