Goodbye 20 year old old van.
Hello 10 year old new van.
Hello power steering, airbags, CD player, automatic windows, automatic door locks, and much improved gas mileage.
I can’t wait to see what incredible improvements are in the brand new vans!
I’ll find out in another 10 years, I guess.
… maybe they can fly!!!
note: “the best things in life are free” … like my old van.
I hope the new one will be “the second best things in life” … even though
there’s only one of it … I’m hoping it’s at least twice as good!
what I’m listening to now #52: Crowded House “Weather With You“.
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Singers sing about cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, boats, rockets, planes, helicopters, trains, buses, subways, balloons, bicycles, unicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, horses, and even Segways (Weird Al Yankovic)
… but no one ever sings about stilts.
Songwriters can’t be blamed for this oversight really:
the best rhyme that goes with “stilts” is “kilts”
… and stilts and kilts don’t really work too well together in my experience.
note: photo taken by Kelly Pettit … while we were being shopping mauled the other day.
double note: when I saw this photo it made me realize why I usually drive on the inside of my van.
I’m washing my stinky slippers today.
The ones I don’t wear at all never stink!
It’s a mystery!
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“The pump don’t work ’cause the vandals took the handles” Bob Dylan from “Subterranean Homesick Blues”
Aren’t road trips great?
Driving off to parts unknown for a big adventure with a bunch of friends.
Anything could happen!
Whether just a couple of days, a few weeks, or longer; it’s almost like being in a Bob Dylan song, a Jack Kerouac book, or a Tom Green movie.
A road trip in any kind of vehicle is great; but for me, travelling in a van just adds another dimension to the greatness of a road trip.
Maybe it’s the nostalgia factor: all those hippies driving around having free love all over the place, blowing their minds at never ending giant outdoor rock festivals, and getting to be in that old Woodstock movie.
I guess hippies used vans for different reasons: they held a lot of people, were relatively cheap, and had a built in pad to crash in.
Those hippies were a pretty practical bunch, but not very nostalgic.
note: should this van be called “Morrison“?
double note: Wavy Gravy is 72 years old.
SPECIAL NOTE: Amazing photo by nathaliewithanh.
post-post note: co-sky pilot and travelling minstrel Kelly Pettit.
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