Joe le Taxi - Vanessa Paradis. My first ever celebrity crush. I still remember watching this video on the Super Channel, out of Amsterdam. Over and over, and over again. She was, maybe, a couple of years older than me. Last I heard, she married some loser named Johnny Depp. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Jimmy Somerville. Oh, more on this some day. For now, go read about Jonathan Raban's insight on the infidelity of travel. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan. This song has carried me across continents.
All around me are familiar faces, worn out places
[ . . . ] And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad, that the dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had.
Facing East - Thievery Corporation. Amazingly universal. Whether preparing for a departure toward DCA from ATL in a tiny Embraer, or lumbering down a JFK runway for IST in an A320, this works. Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones. A familiar bitterness. (linking solely for soundtrack) Mad World - Gary Jules.