Driving Game (Part 38)
Kyeh shared some links said4
If you’re new to the Driving Game, you can just look back at the start of it all here in part 1 for the full rules.
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Steely Dan- Deacon Blues
Mike + the Mechanics -In the Living Years
I believe we are starting to get a bit off base with a 30 second commercial (though it was pretty cool!)
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
No problem. I’m a font of (normally) useless trivia song titles
@chienfou Quick-witted! (Responding in seconds to a last minute song switch)
@chienfou @llangley Maybe this one?
both are equally apropos.
screeching weasel - peter brady
Another guest shot from a dude who I had not heard of before… Fat Mike seems to be one ‘out there’ punk.
You know who covered Judas Priest for Death Water’s Superbowl commercial?
That made national television.
Kind of a 2-fer as far as the Driving Game goes.
NOFX covering Judas Priest - Breaking the Law
No worries! Let’s get this road trip back on track!
Living Colour - Cult Of Personality
@chienfou Here for a good time, fren!
Chicago - Color My World
OOPS that should be “Colour My World” which is actually an even better match
Chicago - Saturday in the Park
Even though it’s gonna be too damn cold & windy to enjoy the park today, one can dream.
Pandora decided to serve this one up during lunch today!
@chienfou Now PANDORA is trying to mock me? Lol
@chienfou Umm… Thank you?
Men at work - down under
and check out the ginormous cell phone at 2:45.
@chienfou This is catchy and 4W350M3 enough to make it into my daily rotation anyway.
yeah, it has a hook. sort of reminiscent of Huey Lewis and the News stuff.
Marty Robbins - Ghost Riders in the Sky
Chuck Berry -Roll Over Bethoven
@chienfou lol this took me awhile!
we established early on that homophones were fair game…
Yeah, no homo(phone)phobia here!
@chienfou yep, I have no problem with that. Only that it took me a bit to get there!
Work those brain cells!
/youtube Devo - Whip It
/youtube cliff richard living doll
@mossygreen Wow, those lyrics probably seemed so innocent & charming in the “good ol’ days”! Lol
@ircon96 @mossygreen Ulp, yeah. “Lock her up in a trunk.” Of course now there are those ultra-realistic sex robots …
@Kyeh @mossygreen Yeah, that’s a whole new level of creepy! Although more acceptable to store them in a trunk, i suppose…
Picking up from
/youtube Morcheeba - Blue Chair
Well this all went to shit.
I’m going to get rid of the other Part 38 since this one was here first and to avoid two threads running concurrently.
Let’s encourage others to play and not beat them down for trying to keep the game going.
@Ignorant There have already been posts to the other topic that was created correctly. Long before the ones below.
Did you merge them in like I did when I fixed this one?
@mike808 feel free to do so if you’d like. I locked but didn’t delete the other topic in case you wanted to preserve anything.
/youtube Nine Inch Nails - Big Man With a Gun
/youtube Dropkick Murphys - Going Out in Style
Fat Mike doing guest vocals
/youtube gary numan down in the park
@mossygreen That sounds more like what the vibe might be at the parks around here today! (AKA, “the soundtrack of my whiny bitterness.” )
Elton John -Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me
/youtube Bruce Springsteen - Spirit In The Night
Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
/youtube The Go-Go’s - We Got The Beat
/youtube mamie van doren the beat generation
Johnny Mathis - The Hands Of Time
FIFY (with a double no less)
/youtube springsteen straight time
Thelonius Monk - Straight No Chaser
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run
Run DMC - Walk This Way
/youtube Aerosmith - Rag Doll
Hole - Doll Parts
Part 39 can be found here
/youtube Devo - Gates of Steel
/youtube Steel Mill (Bruce Springsteen) - The Wind and the Rain (Live)
Seal - kiss from a rose
/youtube Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns, and Money
Fall Out Boys -Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued
/youtube Sabrina Carpenter - Sue Me
/youtube Cokie the Clown - Fair Leather Friends
Fat Mike from NOFX alter ego.
@Ignorant A man that knows the classics here!
@Ignorant You see NOFX had that collab with Frank Turner? Got a whole Split EP out like they did with Rancid back in the day.
@GetClosure I didn’t. Thanks.
@GetClosure I’m sure you’ve already seen it but if not the Punk in Drublic documentary is fantastic and takes place right when Fat Mike and NOFX got “cancelled”
@GetClosure @Ignorant Heh. We were at punk in drublic in TX before all that happened!
@Ignorant I remember when he punched a stage crasher in Australia and made the big time headlines for it. Halted his tour after that one too.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - You’ve Got a Friend
It’s a Fat Mike BONANZA!
@GetClosure This young stud right here!
/youtube Kenny Chesney - Way Down Here
“…there’s a beautiful view of the end of the world from the pier…
If I’m gonna be down, I’m gonna be down way down here”
/youtube Beatles - Don’t Let Me Down
Ghost - Call Me Little Sunshine
Eric Burdon and the Animals - Sky Pilot
a hard song to listen to for some of us ‘of a certain age’
/youtube Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
Damn your vintage hard drives!
Paul Simon - Rhythm of the Saints
/youtube Buffy Sainte-Marie - You Got To Run ( Spirit Of The Wind )
@Kyeh Amazing! I saw a great documentary about George Attla, the inspiration for this song, on PBS ’ Independent Lens a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be streaming anywhere at the moment, but it’s worth seeing if you get the chance.
@ircon96 That’s where I first heard this song! I love love love that movie, it’s one of my 2 favorites. Her singing is integral to it - when he’s gliding along in that glorious landscape with that music it just feels so exhilarating! (Other fave movie is Jean-Jacques Beineix’s “Diva.” Hmm, and music is an essential part of that story too.)
@Kyeh You must be referring to the 1979 movie “Spirit of the Wind”? The one i saw is the 2019 documentary, “Attla,” which made me want to see the 1979 one, but that one doesn’t seem to be streaming, either. It looks like it’s owned by Turner Classic Movies, so who knows if it will ever see the light of day? I haven’t seen “Diva,” either, I’ll have to look that up. Thanks for the recs!
@ircon96 Oh, okay! Now I want to see “Attla.”
Yes, sorry - for some reason they’re both pretty obscure, and they shouldn’t be. Beinex was more famous for “Betty Blue,” but I didn’t like that one at all.
Diva is really fun, and what I love about both films is neither one gives you the plot clichés you expect.
@Kyeh Well, I’d say you’re in good company, cuz the IMDb listing for “Diva” included the episode of “Sneak Previews” where Siskel & Ebert RAVED about it. (Made me nostalgic, i miss those goofballs! )
/youtube Barry Manilow - Somewhere in the Night
Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter #23
Ramones - “Beat on the Brat”
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Surprised this was still “in play”
Styx - Too Much Time on My Hands
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
/youtube George Strait - Run
Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
@ircon96 huh? I don’t see it… but then again my mind’s on the
@ircon96 @llangley I’m stumped too…
@ircon96 @Kyeh Oh… Aerosmith also did a song called “Walk This Way” . This is WAY too much brain cell exercise for me today
But I’m not sure if it’s allowed?
@Kyeh @llangley Sorry for the delay…the Run DMC song is actually a collab with Aerosmith (it’s a rap cover of an Aerosmith song & Steven Tyler adds vocals to that version). Fun fact: in his teen years (during the 70s), my late brother used to hang out with a group of ruffians, which sometimes included Tyler, in the summer at Lake Winnipesaukee.
@Kyeh @llangley Oops, looks like our posts overlapped… The label on the Run DMC video didn’t credit Aerosmith, but they’re def on there, you can’t miss Tyler’s screaming delivery! Lol
@Kyeh @llangley PS- i just checked the description under the YouTube link & it says “feat. Aerosmith” & credits Tyler & Perry, it was auto generated by YT, so that’s why the label is missing info, i guess. This is the actual video:
@ircon96 @llangley Oh, interesting - especially about your brother hanging out with Tyler! I’ve noticed that ExtraMedium always adds an explanation for seemingly obscure connections like this one.
@ircon96 @llangley Here’s my bit of Steven Tyler trivia - you know those feather extensions he likes to wear in his hair? My sister made those for a while for a little private business; she had fun but the business didn’t last very long. But he was their customer.
@ircon96 @Kyeh aha!!! Thanks
@Kyeh @llangley Yes, i usually try to make a note in those situations, i guess i didn’t realize it was that obscure, but then again, I’m a child of the 80s (aka, “old” ). Btw, the feather thing (talk about the 80s!) is a cool factoid… Such a small world.
@ircon96 @llangley This was 2010, the feather thing! Look up “Fine Featherheads.”
@Kyeh @llangley Oh yeah, when he was on American Idol, right? I vaguely remember reading about fly fisherman complaining of a feather shortage due to the fad. In the 80s, they were roach clips with leather strings that had whole feathers dangling at the end, an entirely different aesthetic! Lol
/youtube springsteen spare parts
/youtube samhain kiss of steel
Moved to the real Part 38 page.
@chienfou @mike808 The REAL page? Is this a figMEHnt of my imagination? Am i hallucinating??
Guns 'n Roses - Don’t Cry
/youtube CHVRCHES - Gun
@mike808 Grow up.
Let this Game 38 run it’s full course before starting a new one.
@Ignorant You said fix it. So I did. Stop being petty and abusing VolMod.
You didn’t have any reservations about locking Game 38 that already had posts from yesterday. If you’re all concerned about letting the game run its course.
My solution was to just start a new game to merge this clusterfuck that you seem intent on perpetuating.
And this topic also had posts that weren’t represented in yours. One had to go so they weren’t both getting new/different posts and this one was created first so it stayed.
@Ignorant So merge in those posts into the new game.
@mike808 stop. Just let the game go on. Not sure why you are making such a big deal about this. There is no need to merge anything here, in fact there was no reason to start a second Game 38. Let it go.
@Ignorant Um, there wasn’t a big deal until you keep making it one.
Yes, there was a good reason to restart game 38. I stated my reasons. Kyeh even said this one was a mistake. So why are you continuing to dig this hole?
As VolMod, you are free to keep on abusing your ability to not let it go.
@mike808 you are the only one fighting for a new Game 38, everyone else was fine with this one.
No hole is being dug and no big deal being made on my end. I locked a topic so that only one is going at a time, and I’ve deleted prematurely started new topics. Nothing more, nothing less.
Since this is already much more than needed to be discussed about a forum game, I won’t be speaking to this anymore.
@Ignorant NO, “everyone” was not alright with this one. Like the people that were posting to the other one yesterday, long before Kyeh tried to give this one life support, and call in you for a favor to abuse your VolMod powers.
@Ignorant @mike808 I never asked anyone for assistance with this. But now that I know how easy it is to send you into a state of apoplexy, it’s really tempting to try to find new ways to mess with you.
@Ignorant @Kyeh @mike808
The only thing that is different is the URL Slug.
The title has been adjusted.
We can continue this game just like the previous 37 forum posts and everyone can keep having fun with it. We don’t need to throw in an additional 5 part 39’s when this thread is active and has participants.
A solution: Would it help if we pinned this for a day or two for everyone to get on board?
Well, the other thread already had acitive participants long before kyeh gave this one a self-post to try and start it.
So, claims of that being the motivation are, frankly, utter bullshit. And those making them are liars.
First NEW post in this thread was chienfou’s.
@mike808 If we really want to get down to the technicalities of all of this. @kyeh posted their link (this one) at 5:34 CST on the 22nd.
The second Part 38 was posted today (the 23rd) at 12:23 AM CST.
There were three comments that were not yours copying the posts from this thread over, and those were from 17 hours ago which started roughly 3 hours after your post.
With that being said. @ignorant has kindly asked for folks to not beat others down, and I strongly agree. This is a community. People have been having fun with this and they don’t want to see it end. Build each other up, don’t tear each other down.
This is the last comment I’m making about this. This current post is the active one until the transition to part 39.
@Ignorant @Kyeh @mike808 @riskybryzness here i am, staring at the other thread wondering why the pace of the game has dropped off so much
NOFX - Olive Me
311 - Down
Social Distortion - Reach for the sky
Imagine Dragons - It’s Time
/youtube Old Dominion - Song For Another Time
Pink Floyd - Time
@Gamblam Good choice, but it’s a dupe from game 8. Not surprising, since there have been a dozen Floyd songs posted far! If you’re still conscious, you might have “time” to post a different one.