Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 53

Thread: Sept 9: 50 States/13 Colonies Ride

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Arlington
    Posts
    1,777
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by megoc42 View Post
    To entertain ourselves along the way, our group tried to think of a song for every state. Here’s what we came up with. This was based on the song catalogs in our heads, no Google. Let me know if you have suggestions for the blanks!
    I should have ridden with you. I was singing every state song I could think of, but your group came up with way more. Maybe next year we need a guide to state songs to share with participants ahead of time.

  2. Likes streetsmarts liked this post
  3. #32
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Mount Vernon
    Posts
    492
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Or you could make it easy on yourself with "I've Been Everywhere" Tom T Hall or Johnny Cash

  4. Likes Starduster, streetsmarts, Judd liked this post
  5. #33
    TwoWheelsDC's Avatar
    TwoWheelsDC is online now I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Capitol Hill
    Posts
    3,430
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by megoc42 View Post
    To entertain ourselves along the way, our group tried to think of a song for every state. Here’s what we came up with. This was based on the song catalogs in our heads, no Google. Let me know if you have suggestions for the blanks!


    Idaho:
    Apparently the post-Creed* bro-rock band Alter Bridge has a song called "Coeur d'Alene", which is the Idaho city of my birth. That said, I do not have sufficient love for my home state to waste brain cells listening to Alter Bridge in order to hear what the song has to say.

    *I admit to having seen Creed in concert twice...The first time I was actually there to see Sevendust**, with whom they were touring, and the second was at a Winter Olympic medal ceremony in SLC, so the Creed show was coincidental. Judge me all you want the shame no longer haunts me.

    **holy f&*k I just looked it up and realized that I suppressed the memory of Nickleback playing this concert as well, although I absolutely had never heard of them at the time and remember thinking that they totally sucked.
    Last edited by TwoWheelsDC; 09-11-2017 at 11:53 AM.

  6. Likes streetsmarts, Emm, LeprosyStudyGroup liked this post
  7. #34
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Arlington
    Posts
    1,777
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    Apparently the post-Creed* bro-rock band Alter Bridge has a song called "Coeur d'Alene", which is the Idaho city of my birth. That said, I do not have sufficient love for my home state to waste brain cells listening to Alter Bridge in order to hear what the song has to say.

    *I admit to having seen Creed in concert twice...The first time I was actually there to see Sevendust**, with whom they were touring, and the second was at a Winter Olympic medal ceremony in SLC, so the Creed show was coincidental. Judge me all you want the shame no longer haunts me.

    **holy f&*k I just looked it up and realized that I suppressed the memory of Nickleback playing this concert as well, although I absolutely had never heard of them at the time and remember thinking that they totally sucked.

    Here's a better song about Idaho: https://youtu.be/XW20q1_XbVU

    The challenge I face is that most of the state named or themed songs I know of are by bands that few other people have heard of.

  8. #35
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Falls Church, VA
    Posts
    606
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Here's a better song about Idaho: https://youtu.be/XW20q1_XbVU
    No, "Private Idaho" by B-52s.

  9. Likes Sunyata, JustinW liked this post
  10. #36
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Mount Vernon
    Posts
    492
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Okay for Idaho you got the BoDeans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dXpqRhBg2I
    Or B52s Private Idaho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTVyb0qU90
    For Maryland you could go with Mary Prankster's Blue Skies over Dundalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgl08LZQ3EA

  11. #37
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Washington DC
    Posts
    134
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post

    The challenge I face is that most of the state named or themed songs I know of are by bands that few other people have heard of.
    I'm partial to the theme from hit Broadway musical "Oh yes Wyoming" as seen in the Seinfeld/Superman AMEX commercials back in '04(?).

  12. #38
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Crystal City to L'Enfant Plaza
    Posts
    2,103
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Maybe we could get WABA to add that to the cue sheet. It would only add a few more pages!

  13. #39
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Falls Church
    Posts
    2,210
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    A couple of gaps can be filled with John Linnel's "State Songs" album. He's one half of the They Might Be Giants duo, for those that don't know him by name.

    For Virginia, of course there's the totally inappropriate "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny," or the much preferable "Shenandoah."

  14. Likes streetsmarts liked this post
  15. #40
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Falls Church
    Posts
    2,210
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    REM's "Don't Go Back to Rockville" for Maryland? I don't know if that song is actually about Rockville, Maryland, though.

  16. Likes streetsmarts liked this post

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •