What's your theme song?

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Rhino Love
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Evo said:
Now I can't get this song out of my head, I've been singing it all day. :biggrin:
I know, Øystein Sunde has catchy tunes and cool texts (he's the Norwegian Tom Lehrer), so I knew you'd love it..:wink:
Unfortunately, he's completely untranslatable. :redface:
 
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DMB - Crush

great song too
 
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As an aside, MIH, I saw a bumper sticker the other day that I thought you would appreciate:
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That actually made me giggle and blush! :blushing: :rofl:
 
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I've never been able to decide between two songs. You can go Spinozan and say they are equally valid, but incommensurable, descriptions of my state of being:

Iggy Pop - Some Weird Sin

Well, I never got my license to live
They won't give it up
So I stand at the world's edge

I'm trying to break in
Oh, I know it's not for me
And the sight of it all
Makes me sad and ill
That's when I want- Some Weird Sin

Things get too straight
I can't bear it
I feel stuck, stuck on a pin

I'm trying to break in
Oh, I know it's not for me
But the sight of it all
Makes me sad and ill
That's when I want- Some Weird Sin
That's when I want- Some Weird Sin
Just to relax with

Yeah, some dumb, weird sin
For a while anyway
With my head on the ledge
That's what you get out on the edge
Some Weird Sin

Things get too straight
I can't bear it
I feel stuck, stuck on a pin

I'm trying to break in
Oh, I know it's not for me
When the sight of it all
Makes me sad and ill
That's when I want- Some Weird Sin
That's when I want- Some Weird Sin
Just to relax with

That's some dumb weird sin
For a while anyway
With my head out on the ledge
That's what you get out on the edge
Some Weird sin

and Two Can Have a Party by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Who needs the noise of a party crowd
Who needs the records turned up loud
When two, we two can have a party all alone?
Oh yeah

Ooo pretty music, a cozy chair
Lights down low and I'm holding you near
Oh baby, we two can have a party all alone
Oh yeah

When we are together, I'm like a feather
Floating in the air
I don't care where we're going
Just as long as you are there
Oh baby
Me and you, you and me
We can have a party, just wait and see
Oh well, two, we two can have a party all alone
Yes we can

Baby, two, we two can have a party all alone
Nobody else, you and me, hah, all alone
Pretty, pretty music, a cozy chair, yeah
 
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Either that or maybe "Rocket Man" by Elton John


That's what the ladies used to call me. :rolleyes:
 
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Iron Maiden's "Paschendale", from their last effort "Dance of death"


"In a foreign field he lay
Lonely soldier, unknown grave
On his dying words he prays
Tell the world of Paschendale

Relive all that he's been through
Last communion of his soul
Rust your bullets with his tears
Let me tell you 'bout his years

Laying low in a blood filled trench
Kill tim 'til my very own death
On my face I can feel the falling rain
Never see my friends again

In the smoke, in the mud and lead
Smell the fear and the feeling of dread
Soon be time to go over the wall
Rapid fire and the end of us all

Whistles, shouts and more gun fire
Lifeless bodies hang on barbed wire
Battlefield nothing but a bloody tomb
Be reunited with my dead friends soon

Many soldiers eighteen years
Drown in mud, no more tears
Surely a war no-one can win
Killing time about to begin

Home, far away
From the war, a chance to live again
Home, far away
But the war, no chance to live again

The bodies of ours and our foes
The sea of death it overflows
In no man's land, God only knows
Into jaws of death we go

Crucified as if on a cross
Allied troops they mourn their loss
German war propaganda machine
Such before has never been seen

Swear I heard the angels cry
Pray to god no more may die
So that people know the truth
Tell the tale of Paschendale

Cruelty has a human heart
Every man does play his part
Terror of the men we kill
The human heart is hungry still

I stand my ground for the very last time
Gun is ready as I stand in line
Nervous wait for the whistle to blow
Rush of blood and over we go

Blood is falling like the rain
Its crimson cloak unveils again
The sound of guns can't hide their shame
And so we die on Paschendale

Dodging shrapnel and barbed wire
Running straight at the cannon fire
Running blind as I hold my breath
Say a prayer symphony of death

As we charge the enemy lines
A burst of fire and we go down
I choke a cry but no-one hears
Fell the blood go down my throat

Home, far away
From the war, a chance to live again
Home, far away
But the war, no chance to live again

See my spirit on the wind
Across the lines, beyond the hill
Friend and foe will meet again
Those who died at Paschendale"


There are songs that can be qualified as war anthems, a gret deal of ManOwar's songs fall in this category, but Paschendale can be categorized as an anti-war anthem. The dramatism of the lyrics as well as the athmospheric music make this song something special
 
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I don't know why, but I have 2 friends{who don't know each other} who have set there ring tones for me with The Evil Woman.
 
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Billy Joel "Piano Man"
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
Regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
He says, Son, can you play me a melody
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger mans clothes
La la la, de de da
La la, de de da da dum
Chorus:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke or he'll light up your smoke
But there's someplace that he'd rather be
He says, Bill, I believe this is killing me.
As the smile ran away from his face
Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place
Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de da da dum
Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the navy
And probably will be for life
And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinkin' alone
Chorus
sing us a song you're the piano man
sing us a song tonight well we're all in the mood
for a melody and you got us feeling alright
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
To forget about life for a while
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say, Man, what are you doin' here?
Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de da da dum
Chorus:
sing us a song you're the piano man sing us a song tonight
well we're all in the mood for a melody and you got us
feeling alright
 
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Ok, this would be my alternate theme song "and so it goes" by Billy Joel

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lovers past
Until a new one comes along.

I spoke to you in cautious tones,
You answered me with no pretense.
And still I feel I said too much,
My silence is my self-defense.

And every time I’ve held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns.
And so it goes, and so it goes,
And so will you soon I suppose.

But if my silence made you leave,
Then that would be my worst mistake.
So I will share this room with you,
And you can have this heart to break.

And this is why my eyes are closed,
It’s just as well for all I’ve seen.
And so it goes, and so it goes,
And you’re the only one who knows.

So I would choose to be with you,
That's if the choice were mine to make.
But you can make decisions too,
And you can have this heart to break.

And so it goes, and so it goes,
And you’re the only one who knows.
 
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:approve: I like the lyrics, but I can't place the song. I'll have to find that album.
 
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Math Is Hard said:
That actually made me giggle and blush! :blushing: :rofl:
That has got to be within the top 3 most irritating songs I've ever heard. As for you blushing... I'll believe it when I see it. :rolleyes:

Ivan Seeking said:
SOS2008 said:
Either that or maybe "Rocket Man"
That's what the ladies used to call me. :rolleyes:
I believe that the Minuteman is generally referred to as a missile, not a rocket. :tongue:


hypatia said:
I don't know why, but I have 2 friends{who don't know each other} who have set there ring tones for me with The Evil Woman.
Very astute friends you have, my dear. :wink:

Evo, just what the hell were you using for a flash when taking your new avatar picture? It looks as if someone set off a supernova... :tongue:
 
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I'm an a**hole by dennis leary :biggrin:

Fibonacci
 
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I'm an a**hole by dennis leary :biggrin:

Fibonacci

Dude, I love that song. Dennis Leary is awesome! I watched his dvd The Complete Dennis Leary and I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life.
 
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I'm in the mood for Godsmack tonight. It seems most fitting since I'm sitting here in my office with only one other faculty member around who I've run into tonight. (Where are all the slaves...er...I mean grad students?)

The first song that came to mind was Serenity.
As I sit here and slowly close my eyes
I take another deep breath
And feel the wind pass through my body
I'm the one in your soul
Reflecting inner light
Protect the ones who hold you
Cradling your inner child

I need serenity
In a place where I can hide
I need serenity
Nothing changes, days go by

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

Tragic visions slowly stole my life
Tore away everything
Cheating me out of my time
I'm the one who loves you
No matter wrong or right
And every day I hold you
I hold you with my inner child

I need serenity
In a place where I can hide
I need serenity
Nothing changes, days go by

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

I need serenity [x2]

I find that song very soothing.
But, they also seem to have left the heat off in the building this weekend (brrrrrrrrrrr, we're getting snow flurries tonight and no heat on), and given the nature of research some days, Voodoo also came to mind as fitting.

I'm not the one who's so far away
When I feel the snake bite enter my veins
Never did I want to be here again
And I don't remember why I came

Candles raise my desire
Why I'm so far away
No more meaning to my life
No more reason to stay
Freezing feeling,
Breathe in, breathe in
I'm coming back again

[Chorus]

Hazing clouds rain on my head
Empty thoughts fill my ears
Find my shade by the moon light
Why my thoughts aren't so clear
Demons dreaming
Breathe in, breathe in
I'm coming back again

[Chorus x4]

Voodoo, voodoo, voodoo, voodoo.
[Repeat]

(Yes, Danger, my musical tastes really do include both Clint Black and Godsmack; Garth Brooks is good too if I'm really sulking over something).
 
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Danger said:
I believe that the Minuteman is generally referred to as a missile, not a rocket. :tongue:
I did a paper once about graffiti. During the Watergate scandal someone had written "Tricky Dicky" below which someone wrote "Only Pat knows for sure." Only Tsu knows for sure, hum?
Danger said:
Evo, just what the hell were you using for a flash when taking your new avatar picture? It looks as if someone set off a supernova... :tongue:
Evo, that's cool--how did you do that!? :biggrin:
 
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SOS2008 said:
During the Watergate scandal someone had written "Tricky Dicky" below which someone wrote "Only Pat knows for sure."
I heard that he decided to try oral sex, but it took him 4 tries to get it down pat.
 
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amazing the topics we cover on these boards..
 
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Evo, that's cool--how did you do that!? :biggrin:
That's the Evo Child, I'm not sure what she did, but I liked it.
 
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Moonbear said:
I'm in the mood for Godsmack tonight. It seems most fitting since I'm sitting here in my office with only one other faculty member around who I've run into tonight. (Where are all the slaves...er...I mean grad students?)

The first song that came to mind was Serenity.
I like that song too. Godsmack has a nice gritty sound, though some of their songs sound alike to me. Girl, do like the slaves and escape!
 
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Evo said:
That's the Evo Child, I'm not sure what she did, but I liked it.
You look so much alike. It's a very artistic technique--cool!
 
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feeling kinda down atm.. so I got Kansas - Dust In the Wind playing
 
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cronxeh said:
feeling kinda down atm.. so I got Kansas - Dust In the Wind playing
A most excellent tune. I always associate it with 'More Than a Feeling' by Boston, but maybe that's just because I have them both on the same tape.
 
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cronxeh said:
feeling kinda down atm.. so I got Kansas - Dust In the Wind playing
Ahhh. What's the matter? Really, you can tell me. :smile:
 
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Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" - for a song, i.e. one with lyrics.

As for a tune, I might consider Joe Satriani's "Raspberry Jam Delta-V" - a really KICK-*$$, high-octane jam for cruising down the highway!
 
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Joe Satriani is my idol! but if I listened to Raspberry Jam Delta-V while driving, I'm sure I'd get a speeding ticket, perhaps several.
 
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I feel the need to post I'm an a$$hole lyrics by dennis leary:

Folks
I'd like to sing a song about the American Dream
About me
About you
About the way our American hearts beat way down in the bottoms of our chests
About that special feeling we get in the cockles of our hearts
Or maybe below the cockles
Maybe in the sub-cockle area
Maybe in the liver
Maybe in the kidneys
Maybe even in the colon
We don't know

I'm just a regular joe
With a regular job
I'm your average white
Suburbanite slob
I like football, and porno, and books about war
I've got an average house
With a nice hardwood floor
My wife, and my job
My kids, and my car
My feet on the table
And a Cuban cigar
But sometimes that just ain't enough
To keep a man like me interested
Oh no, no way, uh uhh
No, I got to go out and have fun
At someone else's expense
Oh yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah

I drive really slow
In the ultra-fast lane
While people behind me are going insane

I'm an *******
(he's an *******, what an *******)
I'm an *******
(he's an *******, such an *******)

I use public toilets
And I piss on the seat
I walk around in the summer time sayin', "How about this heat?"

I'm an *******
(he's an *******, what an *******)
I'm an *******
(he's the worlds biggest *******)

Sometimes I park in the handicapped spaces
While handicapped people
Make handicapped faces

I'm an *******
(he's an *******, what an *******)
I'm an *******
(he's a big ****ing *******)

Maybe I shouldn't be singin' this song
Ranting and raving and carrying on
Maybe they're right when they tell me I'm wrong...
...
NAAAHHHHH!

I'm an *******
(he's an *******, what an *******)
I'm an *******
(he's the world's biggest *******)

You know what I'm going to do?
I'm going to get myself a 1967 Cadilac El Dorado Convertable
Hot pink!
With whale skin hub caps
An all leather cow interior
And big brown baby seal eyes for headlights
YEAH!
And I'm going to drive around in that baby
At 115 miles per hour
Getting one mile per gallon
Sucking down Quarter Pounder cheeseburgers from McDonalds in the old-fashioned non-biodegradable Styrofoam containers
And when I'm done sucking down those grease-ball burgers
I'm going to wipe my mouth with the American flag
And then I'm going to toss the Styrofoam containers right out the side
And there ain't a Goddamn thing anybody can do about it
You know why?
'Cause we got the bombs, that's why!
Two words: Nuclear ****in' Weapons
Okay!?
Russia, Germany, Romania
They can have all the Democracy they want
They can have a big Democracy cake walk
Right through the middle of Tienemen Square
And it won't make a lick of difference
Because we got the bombs
Okay!?
John Wayne's not dead
He's frozen!
And as soon as we find a cure for cancer We're going to thaw out "The Duke"
And he's going to be pretty pissed off
You know why?
Have you ever taken a cold shower?
Well, multiply that by 15 million times
That's how pissed off "The Duke"'s going to be
I'm going to get "The Duke"
And John Cassavetes
And Lee Marvin
And Sam Peckinpah
And a case of whiskey
And drive down to Texas
And-
(Hey, Hey! You know you really are an *******)
Why don't you just shut-up and sing the song, pal?
You know, the whole time I thought I was that *******
And it turns out it was him
What an *******!

I'm an *******
(he's an *******, what an *******)
I'm an *******
(he's the worlds biggest *******)

A - SS - HO - LE!
Everybody!
A - SS - HO - LE!

*dog barking noises*

I'm an ******* and proud of it!




I'm gettin a warning for this, i can see it, but who cares, its funny.

Fibonacci
 
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hypatia said:
Joe Satriani is my idol! but if I listened to Raspberry Jam Delta-V while driving, I'm sure I'd get a speeding ticket, perhaps several.
I met him long ago. He's a strange and shy little fella. Nice, though. I was in the studio when he recorded Time Machine.
 
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I don't know I reckon Friends or Crushing Day seem to be more cruisy songs than Raspberry Jam Delta-V
 
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Take the skinheads bowling, take them bowling!
("Take the Skinheads Bowling," Camper van Beethoven)

A very nice song.
 
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The lyrics, in case you have not heard:

Every day I get up and pray to Jah
And he increases the number of clocks by exactly one
Everybody's coming home for lunch these days
Last night there were skinheads on my lawn

(chorus:)
Take the skinheads bowling
Take them bowling
Take the skinheads bowling
Take them bowling

Some people say that bowling alleys got big lanes
[Got big lanes, got big lanes]
Some people say that bowling alleys all look the same
[Look the same, look the same]
There's not a line here that goes here that rhymes with anything
[Anything, anything]
I had a dream last night, but I forget what it was
[What it was, what it was]

(chorus)

I had a dream last night about you my friend
I had a dream, I wanted to sleep next to plastic
I had a dream, I wanted to lick your knees
I had a dream, it was about nothing

(chorus)

(chorus)

(taken from http://www.staybeautiful.net/index.php?lyrics_id=00186&mode=lyrics&view=get)
 
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Good song by Country Joe and the Fish (Vietnam Era)

The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag

Gimme an F!

F!
Gimme an I!

I!
Gimme an S!

S!
Gimme an H!

H!
What's that spell ?

FISH!
What's that spell ?

FISH!
What's that spell ?

FISH!
Yeah, come on all of you, big strong men,
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
He's got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
We're going to have a whole lotta fun.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all going to die.

Well, come on generals, let's move fast;
Your big chance has come at last.
Gotta go out and get those reds —
The only good commie is the one who's dead
And you know that peace can only be won
When we've blown 'em all to kingdom come.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we're all going to die.

Huh!

Well, come on Wall Street, don't move slow,
Why man, this is war au-go-go.
There's plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Army with the tools of the trade,
Just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
They drop it on the Viet Cong.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we're all going to die.

Well, come on mothers throughout the land,
Pack your boys off to Vietnam.
Come on fathers, don't hesitate,
Send 'em off before it's too late.
Be the first one on your block
To have your boy come home in a box.

And it's one, two, three
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all going to die.
 
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stop stealing songs and make up your own! :rofl:
 
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I used to listen to that song because one of my sisters downloaded it but annoyingly she stopped the download halfway through. So after the second Whoopee! We're all going to die, the song ends.
 
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May take on Satriani's anthology - The Electric Joe Satriani: An Anthology

Disc 1
1. Surfing With the Alien 4:25 (great - fast)
2. Satch Boogie 3:14 (great - boogie, like Van Halen, Jeff Beck))
3. Always With Me, Always With You 3:23 (great - smooth)
4. Crushing Day 5:15 (great - jumpin)
5. Flying in a Blue Dream 5:24 (great - smooth)
6. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing 5:11 (great - jumpin)
7. I Believe 5:52 (OK - smooth)
8. Big Bad Moon 5:16 (great - jammin, somewhat like ZZTop)
9. Friends 3:30 (great)
10. The Extremist 3:44 (Excellent - jammin)
11. Summer Song 4:59 (Excellent - jammin)
12. Why 4:46 (Great)
13. Time Machine 5:08 (Excellent)
14. Cool #9 6:01 (Great - Jazz/Rock, Funk)
15. Down, Down, Down 6:10 (Great - Rock/Blues, Smooth like Wishbone Ash)

Disc 2
1. The Crush of Love 4:21 (Excellent)
2. Ceremony 4:53 (Excellent)
3. Crystal Planet 4:36 (Excellent - jammin)
4. Raspberry Jam Delta-V 5:22 (Best song! IMO - hot jammin)
5. Love Thing 3:51 (great)
6. Borg Sex 5:28 (interesting)
7. Until We Say Goodbye 4:33 (great - smooth)
8. Devil's Slide 5:11 (great)
9. Clouds Race Across the Sky 6:14 (great)
10. Starry Night 3:55 (great)
11. Mind Storm 4:12 (great)
12. Slick 3:43 (previously unreleased) (great)
13. The Eight Steps 5:46 (great)
14. Not of This Earth 3:59 (OK)
15. Rubina 5:51 (OK - smooth)

I don't know I reckon Friends or Crushing Day seem to be more cruisy songs than Raspberry Jam Delta-V
Crushing Day is a great cruising song, nd so is Crystal Planet. Friends is a bit too slow. But Raspberry Jam Delta-V is the best!

Good song by Country Joe and the Fish (Vietnam Era)
The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
yeah, popular in my day. They played it at Woodstock in '69.
 
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