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AdLib On April - 9 - 2010

Music can take you away from your troubles and worries but sometimes it can take you away to an actual place. Today’s theme is music that’s about or from another place, maybe a specific city or country or a bar, maybe it’s World Music that transports you to another culture.

So keep your passport and frequent flier card handy, off we go to travel around the country and the world.

Allow me to begin in the US, working our way west to east then going around the globe:

I Love LA – Randy Newman

Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Sweet Home Chicago – Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy

Ohio – CSNY

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

London Calling – The Clash

San Tropez – Pink Floyd

China Girl – David Bowie

And to complete the circle:

Going To California – Led Zeppelin

Your turn now, our bags are packed, take us away!

Categories: Music Thread, PlanetPOV

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. PatsyT says:

    Cleveland Rocks LIVE
    Ian Hunter !!!

  2. AdLib says:



  3. nellie says:

    Marisa Monte -- Pernambucobucolismo

    • javaz says:


      I’ve missed you and wish I could do the youtubes to listen.

      We can’t do what we were thinking of doing for our Internet -- sigh -- but we do have very nice neighbors across the street that have done something to up their net -- they buy cable or satellite -- and they’ve told us that we can tap into their WIFI.

      Somehow we just don’t feel right doing that, plus, I think we need something on our PC to do that.

      My husband is really smart and a computer genius, so maybe we’ll figure it out eventually.

      And holy cow, how does one say the name of the youtube you’ve posted?

      That must win a prize for the longest title and using so many letters from the alphabet!

      • nellie says:

        😆 javaz.

        Awww re the computer and the internet. 😡 Is it worth investing in an iPad? I hear you can get internet wireless for $20 a month from AT&T.

        If you get a chance to listen to this song, please do. It’s unbelievably beautiful and haunting.

  4. javaz says:

    These are the last ones from me, I promise!
    But in reality, dr’graz’s been making suggestions -- :mrgreen:

    Donovan -- Atlantis --

    Sting -- Fields of Gold --

  5. javaz says:

    Beach Boys -- Surfin’ USA --

    Beach Boys -- California Girls #45 --

  6. javaz says:

    Ronnie Milsap -- Smoky Mountain Rain --

    Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers -- Islands in the Stream --

    Loretta Lynn -- Coal Miner’s Daughter --

  7. javaz says:

    Neil Diamond -- Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show --

    (and how hot is he in this vid!)

    Men At Work -- Land Down Under --

    Midnight Oil -- Beds Are Burning --

  8. javaz says:

    Bob Seger -- Katmandu --

    Joni Mitchell -- California --

    Golden Earring -- Radar Love --

    Bowie- Space Oddity --

  9. Blues Tiger says:

    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band- Get Out of Denver

    Tina Turner-Nutbush City Limits

    Fats Domino -- Kansas City

  10. TheRarestPatriot says:

    Well, here’s a relatively local one for me and a one, from far, far away….

    Das Monkees -- Last Train to Clarksville

    Led Zeppelin -- Kashmir

  11. Kalima says:

    Afghan folk song. Bia Ki Berom Orizgo.

  12. SueInCa says:

    Paul Simon and Miriam Makeba
    Under African Skies

  13. Mightywoof says:

    Popping down to Cornwall you’ll find folks doing

    The Helston Furry

    My Nanna danced this as a young girl in Cornwall and I learned it in dance school

  14. javaz says:

    For B’ito --

    Pink Floyd -- Wish You Were Here --

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