Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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    • Avatar PD Shaw says:

      The Doors might be my overall choice, but I think I prefer this one for being less L.A. specific:


      • Avatar Michael Cain says:

        L.A. Woman is the only one that makes me want to get in a car and go fast Preferably a convertible with the top down. No destination necessary, just go.

        This one is only a driving song because of the impression it made on me. I saw the episode the first time it aired, while I was pacing back and forth with a fevered nine-month-old tucked in against my neck, trying to get him to sleep.


  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    Radar Love


    • Avatar rexknobus says:

      You beat me here with this one. Extended trip Out West; VW Beetle; red bandana; nasty cowboy encounters; “Radar Love” makin’ it all worthwhile. Put the pedal to the metal and get all the way up to about 70 mph (told you: VW Beetle!). “My hands wet on the wheel…”Report

      • Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

        Similar, driving to San Diego for my first duty station after A school, in a 1982 Chrysler Cordoba (with T tops).Report

  2. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    This tune reminds me of my favorite moment on the road, ever. I was driving on US 14 through South Dakota on my way to my home in Chamberlain. The countryside in that state east of the Black Hills is rolling prairie, and it’s really pretty in a kind of dry, austere way. The sun was setting, and I was the only one on the road.

    I don’t know what it’s like now, but in 1989, FM radio wasn’t really a thing in SD, so my choices were limited to top 40, country, and classical. Not being a fan of boy bands, or the country of the time, classical it was. This tune came over the airwaves, and it really moved me for some reason, so I pulled over, cranked up the radio, and watched the sun sink below the horizon.

    This happened 30 years ago and it’s as vivid as if it happened yesterday.


  3. Avatar Aaron David says:

    Because I lived in Sacramento for a long time, and would occasionally run into and hang out with these guys:


  4. Avatar Aaron David says:

    And now for something completely different


  5. Avatar George Turner says:

    The other day I ran across Pink’s 2010 Grammy performance. Oprah was so impressed she had to interview her about it, asking what was running through her head moment by moment.


  6. A bit obvious, perhaps, but still…

  7. Avatar Fish says:

    Almost certain to make you speed:


  8. Avatar Fish says:

    And another:


  9. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    When our kids were of a certain age, and we were on long trips, this was the most frequent request.


  10. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Completely off topic, but I just noticed that my ad-blocker keeps 142 items from loading on this page. That’s 142 from a total of 470 — no wonder these pages load so slowly after the first few songs are linked.Report

  11. Avatar Kolohe says:

    I’ve always been partial to this one

    This one is made for convertible driving

    This one was a good one for starting right when the street becomes a limited access highway.