Two for Tuesday

The Yardbirds' version of "Train Kept A-Rollin'" has been sharing space in my mind with Outkast's "Ms. Jackson." Makes no sense. It's like the train keeps rolling right into Ms. Jackson. Only my subconscious knows why.

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jbanner's picture

Wow, I love this blog post. 25 years ago when I was 15 and a half and had just gotten my provisional drivers licenses my crazy uncle gave me a convertible VW Carmen Gia. There was one catch, I had to get to NY and drive him from NY to LA. If I did it I could have the car, free and clear. He told me it was mint condition, yellow Gia with black interior. When I got to NY of course the car was a rust bucket, piece of crap with a broken top. We’ll, needless to say the journey was one of my most cherished adventures, the only music I had for the entire ride was a double album, tape actually of two live concerts of the Yard Birds. I bought the tape at a truck stop some place on our first day. I must have listened to the album 40 times over the 5 day drive to Arizona, were the car finally died.The last road trip I took with my kids from NY to PA I had the Outkast Speaker Box/The Love below. The family and I listened to it as many times as we could on the 5 hour trip.Why do these things go together?

Stephen Mejias's picture

That is so weird and awesome. What a great story. Thanks for sharing, jbanner. Maybe there is some cosmic connection between the Yardbirds and Outkast.

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