December 20th, 2007

Travel Music (again)

Posted in Travel by MB

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.

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.

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.

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  1. Karen says:

    Thanks, Mark — I occasionally put together travel mixes, and some of these may make it onto my next.

    That midnight photo is gorgeous, by the way.

    December 22nd, 2007 at 10:52 am

  2. MB says:

    Many thanks.

    (you can find the Jimmy Somerville track on one of the (UK) Queer as Folk soundtracks. Surprised that I couldn’t easily find it online.

    December 23rd, 2007 at 3:58 am