Thursday, October 07, 2010

Music To Drive By

While I was driving to Memphis I was listening to iPod through my stereo. I choose at some point along the way to listen to the Moody Blues. The first song was Ride My Seesaw. It brought back memories of my first car and Pepperdine.

My first car was purchased the summer (1972) after my freshman year at Pepperdine (no this picture isn't my car but same year and model). I was working at McDonalds from 10:30am to 5pm. I also cleaned the base library from 8-10am. I was making minimum wage, $1.65 a hour. My Dad found a 1965 Corvair Monza that a friend of his was selling. We paid $450.00 for it. I paid $250 and Dad paid $200. It needed a paint job so I wet sanded it. Dad secured a paint booth on base, we taped it, and he painted it dark green. It was a great paint job. I loved that car. It had a 4 speed, dual side fiberglass mufflers, and the best sound a 19 year old could hope for with limited resources.

I bought an 8 track tape player to listen to the music I wanted rather than the radio. Don't know what all I did for speakers but I'm sure I had some. When I left for Pepperdine at the end of summer I headed down Route 1, Pacific Coast Highway, and cued up Ride My Seesaw. I knew it was a high energy rock song and it would sound good as I drove out of Lompoc. It turned out to be a fabulous song to leave Lompoc and head for college. That became my routine every time I came home and then left to go back to Pepperdine, play Ride My Seesaw by The Moody Blues. So I really enjoyed listening to that song on my trip to Memphis. Great memories and great music.

So what songs do you like to listen to while driving?


jel said...

hey bob,
glad to see ya still kicking,

the song i like now is ,
"GOD IS GREAT, beer is good, and people are crazy"!

Bob Bliss said...

Yeah, I'm still kicking.

Loni said...

It's about time you started blogging again. Now we need to get Lisa & Mom to do it too!!
I listen to Matt Wertz, Dave Barnes or Brandon Heath. They are my "pick me up" music. I love to roll down the windows, crank up the tunes & drive anywhere!

Stoned-Campbell Disciple said...

Checking in ... my first car was a 64 Corvair btw ... used!! :-)