April 15th, 2009

Classics in a narrow category

This morning in the shower, I firmly decided that MTA by the Kingston Trio is the best song ever written about public transit (and that was before I realized there was extant video footage of a performance, or of anything that happened in 1959, which only makes it better).

But then I wondered, who exactly are they beating out? *Are* there other public transit songs? Many about planes, that one about the submarine, but subways and intracity buses? Streetcars?

I came up with the bit about the crosstown bus (double decker!) in the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” and of course The Weakerthans “A Civil Twilight but…is there anything else? There must be!

Play this silly game with me, even if only in sympathy that I have nothing better to think about in the shower in the pre-dawn hours!

Why I’m always remembering you

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