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foxisms On April - 30 - 2011

Illustration by Mike Steele

Spring is putting the pedal to the metal in some parts of the world and people are getting into all sorts of machines to tool around it.  So, I thought it might be a good time to pay a musical salute to motoring and traveling in general.

This week WMT’s suggested theme is motoring and tooling around. Cars, trains, boats, planes, cycles or whatever…if you have a tune that expresses that experience for you in a special way, or a piece of machinery you wish to pay homage to, this would be a great place to donate.

Mercury Blues ~ Steve Miller

Trains and boats and planes ~ Dionne Warwick

Air on a G string ~ Steve Morse

The love boat theme:

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  1. whatsthatsound says:

    Every day I get in queue, to get on the bus that takes me to you….

    • whatsthatsound says:

      The perfect male:
      Daltrey’s brawn
      Townshend’s brains
      Moonie’s sense of humor
      Entwistle’s height

      The less than perfect male:
      Townshend’s brawn
      Moonie’s brains
      Entwistle’s sense of humor
      Daltrey’s height

  2. PatsyT says:

    Many great versions of this but this is my favorite
    Do you have any?

    • Buddy McCue says:


    • foxisms says:

      There couldn’t be a more apropos pick for this thread, Patsy than the one you picked!.
      Great tune that hadn’t even crossed my mind but it’s so fitting.
      I grew up with this one. Think 2 guys in a Corvette.

      Theme from Route 66 ~ Nelson Riddle and his orchestra

  3. foxisms says:

    g’night everybody!
    Who’s gonna drive you home ~ Cars

  4. foxisms says:

    Paradise By The Dashboard Light -- Meat Loaf

  5. foxisms says:

    Little GTO ~ Beach Boys

  6. foxisms says:

    Motorcycle Song ~ Arlo Guthrie

  7. foxisms says:

    The long and winding road ~ Beatles

  8. foxisms says:

    Cars are cars ~ Simon & Garfunkle

  9. foxisms says:

    Cars ~ Gary Newman

  10. Khirad says:

    Ladytron -- Ghosts

  11. Khirad says:

    Sisters of Mercy -- Black Planet

    I’m not a car expert, what on earth type of car is that?!

  12. foxisms says:

    Highway to Hell ~ AC/DC

  13. foxisms says:

    Jet Airliner ~ Steve Miller

  14. foxisms says:

    Thunder Road ~ Bruce

  15. foxisms says:

    Downeaster Alexa

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