Saturday, May 23, 2009

Another Blast From The Past

This week's musical theme somehow deals with the month of May, either by the name being in the title or dealing with an event.

Mustang is not an easy individual to please, either in musical selections, in recreational activities, or general discussions. He hates most good rock music as well as all bad rock music. He says they are a bunch of Communist heathens. He hates sports of all kind, he's jealous of the salaries. So discussing that with him is not possible either.

If you want to see his eyes light up you can always discuss bombs and other kinds of military ordinance. He will also show a great affinity for risque art forms. So if there is one song on this post he will enjoy, it'll be this number from Camelot called The Lusty Month Of May:



Here is a song about some buddies who got in way over their head for some fast cash, sometime during the last days of May:



Here in Indianapolis, the month of May is devoted to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In fact, the field is set and final preparations are being made for the annual running of "Greatest Spectacle in Racing".

Racing, by nature, is an inherently dangerous competition. Throughout history, the Speedway has been unforgiving to some that have dared to drive its circuit in an "airplane with wheels", otherwise known as an Indy Car. In just the years I have been alive, there have been many safety features added to the cars and the walls that surround the IMS. Still, it's never a given that you will walk away from a wreck here.

Here is a video that shows some of the more famous crashes. Some of them killed some one-time famous names, but not all. So skip this one if you are at all not inclined to see this kind of thing:



Next week, many schools systems will be letting out for the summer and the little darlings will be out an about all day, every day. This final tune was always on the radio right at the time we let out on that last day:



Enjoy.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dude ... Alice is a girls name. Mr. Sunsett, you are one sick man. I may stop coming over here cuz my mom says you're whacked.

Eric Cartman

Anonymous said...

Alice Cooper should be made an American institution... thanks for the memories LA!!!

I think that bastard in Florida is just jealous of your exceptional eclectic tastes! LOL!!!!

Betty Boop

Z said...

Saw Indianapolis on House Hunters last night...you've got a nice, very pretty town there!
Terrific post, LA!..if I MAY say so.
And if Mustang doesn't mind toooo much!?

have a super weekend. z

Tom said...

Ahhhh...The memories of living on 56th & Michigan, Memorial Day on the back porch listening to Paul Page call the race while listening to the rumble in the distance...

Mustang said...

Okay, having just arrived back home from Cocoa Beach, assuming Betty was referring to me, (1) Why am I a bastard, and (2) what is eclectic taste?

Interesting line up this week, LA; it started off well enough. Keep trying, buddy. I know you can do it.

Z ... what does Mustang have to do with LA living in Indy? Sheesh, you guys ....

Betty Boop said...

1) Because LA says so...

2) Eclectic... appreciating a wide variety of styles...

Love ya'll,

Betty

LASunsett said...

//I may stop coming over here cuz my mom says you're whacked.//

I think mommy dearest needs to whack YOU, on the bottom. Then, take the X-box, I-Pod, Television, and any other electronic device you play with, AWAY FROM YOU.

LASunsett said...

//I think that bastard in Florida is just jealous of your exceptional eclectic tastes!//

He is.

LASunsett said...

//you've got a nice, very pretty town there!//

Like anywhere else, it has its high points and low points. Overall, it's not expensive, it's big enough to have big city arts and other cultural events. But unlike LA, NY, etc., traffic actually moves here. It may crawl at times, but it moves. (Except on race day near the track.)

LASunsett said...

//The memories of living on 56th & Michigan,//

Keep them as long as you can. That intersection has changed over the years I have been here, which has been about 20 years. Just north of there is a high crime area. Crow's Nest is still nice though.

St. Maur's is gone. Very high end housing took its place on the map.

Leslie said...

You have to admit Julie Andrews has an phenominal voice!

Z said...

"traffic MOVES" how's that WORK?