I've always been into music from the songs my mother played on the AM radio when I was a kid, through being a DJ on the radio in the late 70's until tonight in my den.
I'd like to invite you all to share the songs that meant something to you and the reasons why. From the "rip it up on the road" to "chill it out at night" - please share this song and "why".
I start with the Doobie Brothers "South City Midnight Lady" because it was on the 8-track of the Doobie's greatest hits that my junior high basketball team played over and over on bus trips. (And over and over and over.) It was a song that we eagerly skipped over at that time. But to this day I sing it out loud, especially if my lady is sitting next to me.
In the Solstice.
You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need.
CW, I like the idea of this. I believe it brings something personal to the forum.
My problem is there are way too many songs that have personal meaning in my life. But if I had to choose just one, CHANGES by David Bowie would have to top the list.
In my younger days I heard this on the radio while enroute to an experience I knew would "somehow" have a life changing effect on my future. During that event, while in the depths of physical, psychological and emotional stress, the words of this song kept running through my head and helped me endure.
To this day when I hear it on the radio, I know something is coming in my life that will most likely be odd, but beneficial.
Purchasing my Solstice was one such event. Owning it has been a blessing to my family and myself.
My father, every Saturday morning after morning cartoons, would play records for several hours for me from as earlier as I can remember until my teenage years. Until I was a teenager, I was not allowed to touch his records, or his stereo! And then, I had to be "certified" by him that I could put the needle down without scratching them! To this day he has a collection of over 5000 records.
These were the 2 that I remember and were my favorites growing up:
Solo Street Race exhaust
ASAP T2 stripes and badging
Windrestrictor V2 lighted in white
Windrestrictor lighted door sills lighted in white
DDM Works IC Piping
Undercar LEDs in white to match Windrestrictor
ZZPerformance dyno tuned - 286HP, 317ft/lbs of torque at 23psi of boost.
2008 GXP Aggressive Red - SOL LVR - Trifecta custom switchable tune - DDM CAI/charge tubes/silicone hoses - Werks IC - Solo Hi-flow Cat/Mach Shorty exhaust - DDM Probeam/Backbone/Venom brace - Sprint Booster - Short throw shifter - Full LED conversion w/pulsating third brake light and sequential turn signals - SaddlX & GearTripR center console - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
I've posted this elsewhere, so if you find it redundant, please humor me.
Jason Becker was an up and coming rock guitarist in the late 80's when he was diagnosed with ALS. With a few years he was unable to play and eventually move or speak. 6 years is the average prognosis for an ALS patient. It's been 30 years and he recently released his latest album at the end of '18. He composes by using his eyes on a screen that his parents and caregivers interpret.
At a young age he was constantly studying all genre's of music and understood classical arrangements very well. Many of his songs incorporated this knowledge, even the "heavier" rock tunes.
Weather here has sucked so far this summer. It's been gloomy, colder than usual and rainy as hell. The 70% change of thunderstorms was holding off so my better half and I pushed to get as much done outside as possible. I had my music player plugged into my stereo in my pole barn, set on "shuffle" as I kept trying to check one more thing off of the list. Some time later I was returning to my pole barn and I heard this song - echoing off of the trees and accompanied by the leaves rustling in the wind.
I remember an Archies "record" on the back of a cereal box when I was a kid!
I just found out in the last few years. The Archies came about by the Monkeys wanting to go on tour and play their own instruments. The founder said a cartoon dosnt care about going on tour its just easier. I like them both their songs held up well over the years
WooHoo!!! Ordered a loaded Deep GXP on March 19th, 2008. Order number 0814D93708
Event code 3400 on April 12, 2008
Born April 30, 2008
Delivered to dealer May 23th, 2008
Delivered on May 27, 2008
Mods: lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with Solo hi-flow cat!
First time we did PCH I flew the wife in to LA. We stayed in Crestline, did Angeles Crest Highway the next morning and worked our way over to Santa Monica to cruise PCH North. We were in Malibu when Ocean Drive popped up on the playlist. Perfect!