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Che Grimsdale writes: Now that Simon Cowell's stolen Everybody Hurts, tell us about songs that mean something to you - good, bad, funny or tragic, appropriate or totally inappropriate songs that were playing at key times.

(, Thu 28 Jan 2010, 13:30)
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Rock the Casbah
I used to live in the Florida Keys, and because you can't enjoy perfect weather too much, I drove a convertible. Now, because of the geography of the Keys, there's only one highway, and everything's pretty much on top of the highway -- there's not much room for anything else.

This includes airports -- and a military airfield. One day, as I'm driving down the highway with the top down, and the radio blaring, Rock the Casbah comes over the air and into my ears. I turn it up, since it's an awesome song. I'm nearing the airfield when there's an enormous series of roars as fighter jets begin practicing touch-and-go landings.

Because the highway's only a few hundred yards from the airfield, they're coming in only a few hundred feet above the highway, and the roar matches perfectly with the song, the weather, and the mood I was in. It's probably the most perfect matching of music to moment that I've ever experienced in my life.

And it's one I'll never have again. That car was drowned by a hurricane, and I've since moved to Alaska.
(, Thu 28 Jan 2010, 13:31, 5 replies)
Excellent choice of song sir

(, Thu 28 Jan 2010, 13:42, closed)
old people love that type of music
(, Thu 28 Jan 2010, 14:05, closed)
May I recommend
'Rock el Kasbah' by Rachid Taha. Made of win.
(, Thu 28 Jan 2010, 19:38, closed)
for the tip.
(, Fri 29 Jan 2010, 11:34, closed)
Have a click...
...for a first post with a decent story!
(, Sat 30 Jan 2010, 2:14, closed)

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