I’m into taking care of things. Be it a guitar, an amp, a car, a computer, a kitchen item, etc… I take care of the things I use. My last car had over 220,000 miles on it. It died yesterday under the use of my mom. I don’t know why. She told me how she’s been telling people how many miles it has on it and how people are amazed by it. I guess I’m not that thrilled with 220,000 because my previous car went 330,000 miles. What can I say, I do a hell of a lot of driving.
Because of all that driving I take care of my car. I rotate tires religiously. I change the oil every 3,000 miles. I change the spark plugs. I check the fluids. It’s not hard to do. Yet, I’m coming to the conclusion that many people do not take care of things. Really at this point the concept of a car going that many miles should not be a shocker. Quite the opposite, it’s a sad case when a car gets retired before 200,000 I think. Wouldn’t you agree?
Because I’ve been on a bit of a car kick this week, due to switching to a new ride, I’m going to set you up with a tune about driving by a band called the Cars. It’s called Drive. While it’s a bit of a sad type of heartfelt thing, I think it’s appropriate for the car I had. Cause now I’m thinking, who’s gonna drive it home?
I believe the song was written by their drummer, or maybe it was the bassist. Heck I don’t actually know. But I’m pretty sure it wasn’t by the main songwriter Rik.
My dad played the cars a lot when I was little. So I really like their tunes. They had a great blend of sounds at that time. Simple but cool ideas. Maybe not the great production, but when you have really strong songs. That doesn’t matter.
Anyway, get the to the store and get this song and this disc. You won’t regret it.