This weekend’s music thread is about travel, by air, sea, or land. By plane train or automobile (or cars and trucks). It is about movement, getaways, sort of like Congress trying to get away from furloughed air traffic controllers and the unforeseen inconvenience of their travel plans. It’s amazing how a few stationary hours, sitting in a crowded plane on a hot tarmac can change ones views.
So, lets get moving, truckin or sailing or driving. Post your favorite songs about travel and moving ahead.
Golden Earring – Radar Love
Pink Floyd – Learning To Fly
The 5th Dimension – Up, Up and Away
The Byrds Eight Miles High
Imelda May – How High The Moon
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen – Hot Rod Lincoln
The Allman Brothers Band – Ramblin’ Man
Arlo Guthrie “The Motorcycle Song”
KT and Sherlock, and everybody else, I just watched an amazing film “Searching For Sugar Man”. It won the Academy Award this year for Best Documentary. If you haven’t seen it, you should. Especially you, KT. I know you will love it. Here is the titled song which I think might fit with today’s theme:
And here is the Academy Award being presented:
And here is the whole sound track:
Sherlock, you will like the film, has a lot of researching in action!
Thanks Sally, I’d love to check it out. Did you happen to see this on Netflix?
KT, no I don’t think it is on Netflix yet. You can see the trailer on Amazon but I don’t think you can stream it from there either just yet. I got it from a different site I belong to out of Australia. They seem to get many before the others. There is a lot about it on the internet but don’t read it because it will spoil the mystery of the documentary. My husband really enjoyed it. That is why I am sure you will too because you are both music fans. If you want the other site I belong to, have AdLib to give you my email address and I will tell you.
The Doors Roadhouse Blues
Van Morrison – Into The Mystic
Good Night KT. I am going back to creating with jump rings. I already made one bracelet…..
May your creative spirit fly. Thank you so much for participating. You added some great music. 😉
Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers To Cross
I just discovered Jimmy Cliff. I really like him.
Randy Newman – Sail Away
Drive My Car
The Doors Moonlight Drive
Dancing in The Streets
Martha and the Vandellas
Inner City Blues
Walk and Don’t Look Back
Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger
Sittin On The Dock of the Bay
Ah, great minds. I was just thinking of this song. One of my all time favorites. “I can’t do what 10 people tell me to do!” My favorite line.
This song is special to me, because of one day in high school when I decided to skip classes, and walked down to a small cement pier on the Ohio River. I had a little am/fm radio, and this song was played at least four times an hour. I was takin in the world around me and loving every minute.
I remember when he was killed. My friend and I had just got home to her house and her mom had the radio on. I did not really know who he was so she played some of his songs. I then knew who he was. I also heard Peter Tosh for the first time at a SF Giants game. Some people were dancing after the game to I’m The Toughest and the melody just hit me dead on. I was too shy to ask them but about a month later we were at my brother’s house and he put a CD on, boom there was Peter Tosh. I went home with a copy of his cd that night.
Peter Tosh was another great. The history behind Jamaican music is a real eye opener. These artists were part of a peace movement within the Island. These artists were true freedom fighters. And their weapons were musical instruments and poetry.
Running Like The Wind
Marshall Tucker Band
Streets of Philadelphia
“Stolen from Africa, brought to America”
Great picks Sue. Thanks for contributing to this weekend’s music thread.
No prob KT. When I have time, I love to share music here.
Jerry Jeff Walker – Pickup Truck Song
Oh my word KT, Commander Cody and his lost Planet Airmen? I have not thought of that album cover in over 40 years. Thanks so much for bringing it back.
Sue, completely my pleasure. I’m glad you like it.
The City of New Orleans Written and performed by Steve Goodman