Moving on and back in the studio, where at least I sound better, I'll continue this series Trains, Planes & Automobiles with year 2.
And to no one's surprise Planes- the best and most interesting songs I could think of!
This is the first week, Pt.1 & Pt.2.
GETTING HOME FOR THANKSGIVING: PLANES PT.1
This year, thankfully I am not at home, but at the studio!
If you come up with an acceptable premise one year, and you can use it again, why not?
We will continue to travel home by those different modes of transportation mentioned in the great Steve Martin/John Candy movie, Trains, Planes & Automobile- one of the few movies about Thanksgiving.
And as always, Thanksgiving is the most heavily traveled time of year here in the United States.
Last year was Trains, so logically this year we take Planes.
I will open with a couple of songs I might not ordinarily play- but then, I bring no rules here.
Rockollections is what it is!
The songs this year will be intermingled with the fascinating story of the Wright Brothers, an inspiring one to all would-be inventors out there.
They were not exactly welcomed by scientists, engineers, etc., who could not understand how two ordinary guys could do what they could not do!
Please join me as we take off with an eclectic mix of fellow passengers, including Nick Gilder, the Climax Blues Band and the Flamin’ Groovies.
Oh, the Rolling Stones are with us- but they’ll be in First Class naturally, lol.
Let’s start Getting Home For Thanksgiving
Here's the link to the Planes Pt.1:
GETTING HOME FOR THANKSGIVING: PLANES PT.2
We continue now with our journey home for Thanksgiving, this year by Plane.
So, all songs will be about Planes or Flying- and for some strange reason I used a LOT of vinyl records for these shows, as all audiophiles will undoubtedly pick up on.
I owed you some ID’s from the previous chapter, and that will be taken care of.
The first song played is an amazing one. It was written on a dare in 15 minutes by someone you will be familiar with, before a trip to the airport.
I will have a bit more about the Wright Brothers, but not much this time.
Then it is time we get our own butts out to the airport, as we have flights waiting.
Two songs about that.
First, one I am sure you have not heard in a LONG time!
A one-hit wonder group from California that made it to #17 on the charts in the Flower Power period of 1967.
An unforgettable song, though I am sure it has been forgotten, about going from the U.S. to England in search of a hit single, and realizing that the trip and the effort is not worth breaking your loved one’s heart.
The next I HAD to play, and is maybe the FINEST song ever about leaving on a plane.
Some people may be surprised to learn it was written by John Denver!
Next, we will fly Trans Love Airways with Donovan- very 60’s sounding (and listen for his sly reference to flying Jefferson Airplane!).
Closing this episode out, I have a very funny set beginning with the brilliant Christine Lavin.
Then we will tackle the subject of Airport Security with a surprise guest, followed by Tom Paxton singing about the airlines’ uncanny ability to drive musicians crazy by breaking their guitars en route.
Closing this one out is a very short number, only seconds long, by Bob Dylan.
I don’t know what the hell he is singing about, but it is called Jet Pilot, lol!
All in all, this one is a fun time, as we reach the midpoint of our trek home for Thanksgiving.
Here's the link to the Planes Pt.2: