Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental philo-groinal consultant Fah Lo Suee and I will be heading to a Learning Annex in Stillwater, Minnesota where we'll be attending a special accounting seminar hosted by Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Prozac). Apparently she's got some kind of system where you can prove that 4000 dollars actually equals 150,000; should come in handy next time I'm trying to balance my checkbook.
In any case, posting by moi will more than likely be sporadic for a little while.
But in the meantime, here's another little fun project for us all:
Most Memorable Post-Elvis Pop or Rock Song About Getting Away From It All
Songs about travel, in other words, or more specifically the specific faraway places you might dream of someday travelling to.
And my totally top of my head Top Five is:
5. The Kinks -- Holiday in Waikiki
Based on a true story, or so I've heard. Apparently it stuck in Ray's craw that he had to pay to go swimming on some idyllic beach. A fabulous song in any case -- that Hawaiian guitar break in the middle doing the hula thing never fails to crack me up.
4. The Clash -- London Calling
Okay, granted it's not exactly a travel poster, but it makes you want to go there just the same, no?
3. The Go-Go's -- Vacation
My favorite Go-Go was Jane Weidlin, in case anybody was wondering. Wotta cutie.
2. Three Dog Night -- Shambala
I figured we needed a hippie hashish trail song here, but I'm just sick to death of "Marakesh Express." Sorry. Anyway, I really like this one even if Three Dog Night aren't cool.
And the numero uno On the Road to Somewhere tune, I'll brook no debate, has to be --
1. Gene Pitney -- Mecca
For obvious reasons. I love this record, incidentally, and I think it's really pretty sad that it can't be played on oldies stations anymore -- also for obvious reasons.
Alrighty then -- what would your choice(s) be?