Song of the Day 10/9/2009

October 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm (Uncategorized)

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On this day in 2003 – Joe Strummer’s last album, “Streetcore,” was released posthumously. Strummer had died of a heart attack on December 22, 2002.

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Question of the Day:

What was the first car you ever drove?

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13 Comments

  1. Nicole said,

    1989 Toyota Cellica. This was the first car that my dad bought for me. It was brown, with a dark brown patch on the back side somewhere. It was formally called “The Nugget” informally called “The Beast from Hell.” I couldn’t see over the steering wheel with TWO phone books under me. Needless to say, he drove that car until two years ago when he gave it away, and I got a Sundance instead, and I could see over the steering wheel with NO phone books. 🙂

  2. nattya61 said,

    White 1990 Dodge Daytona. I loved that little car. I’d get that thing up to 120 and the whole car would shake. Fun times!

  3. Kel/y_H said,

    A 1988 Beretta. It too had mismatched colored pieces of the body, and it also shook. But this piece of crap shook at 40, not 120. I guess it was my folks’ way of ensuring I’d never leave town.

  4. Megan said,

    1981 Oldsmobile Tornado. It was a 2 door boat that held 4 and a cooler comfortably (for drive by water balloon fights, of course). The horn soudned like a train, so I liked messing w/ people at railroad crossings. Still miss that car some days!

  5. Marlo Miller said,

    Oh this is a fun question. My first car was a green 1977 Datsun B210 4-speed stickshift. It had yellow pinstripes, and shook when it went over 40mph. It was lovingly named BOOGER and the guys loved to put their drink lids on my antenna (we had open lunch) and then lift my car and put on the sidewalk everyday. My friend had a mustard yellow toyota wagon we called it the Butterscotch Bitch. I just loved that name. I don’t miss that car at all but I did learn how to “grab second” and do burnouts, so it was educational at least and I sold it for the whopping price of $250. Ah memories.

  6. amber said,

    My first car was a 1983 chevy celebrity. it was all one color (that was actually one of it’s selling points)-it’s name was Siriently. I had to add transmission fluid to it once a week, and it would NOT accelerate while going up hills no matter what.

    i had a few friends whose parents gave me gas money to pick them up and drop them off from school, and that paid for gas AND insurance for the first 6 mos i drove while i hunted for my first job.
    ah, the days of 96 cents per gallon!

    anyway, i also named two of my best friend’s cars: Morgan’s camero was named Lopia, and Melissa’s ford escort was named Dnoces (the word second backwards…), oh, and i didn’t name dan’s 64 ford fairlane, Beth, but he just got “her” out of the shop yesterday, and it’s the first time in like 10 years that “she” has been on the road. good times.

    My next car after the celebrity was a Bronco II name Jensequin that I made payments on till i “tipped” it over and got too scared to drive it. My mom bought a $500 honda CRX and traded it to me for the bronco.
    The honda’s name was Ogre, and it filled a parking lot with smoke and used (or lost) about a quart of oil a week. it was a 5 speed tho, and a two seater, AND it had air conditioning! ha.
    i traded it off, sans clutch, which was almost completely out, for $300 after driving it for a year. not a bad deal at all! haha.

    technically adam’s question was “what is the first car you drove” tho, and that was my mom’s 87 vette. she loved the car more than she loved me, and that is NOT an ideal situation to learn to drive in.
    ugh, it was so scary! the whole time she was freaking out about this or that, and i was just concentrating on not propelling us to the moon with all that power!
    i love getting to drive her vette now of course – diffferent car, but still yellow… that’s her thing. she worked two jobs for like 10 yrs tfor her yellow vette!

    • amber said,

      yikes, i wrote a book!
      ha, i like cars, what can i say… besides too much apparently. 🙂

  7. Kevin said,

    My parents bought me a 1984 Dodge Aries from my Grandad. It was white with red interior and smelled like pipe smoke. I had that until I was in college. When we sold it several years later, it stil lsmelled of pipe smoke.

  8. Shannon said,

    My first car was a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle. Yellow. I loved that car. Everyone is nice to you when you own a Beetle. Everyone wants to talk to you about a Beetle they once owned, and the crazy adventures they had in that car. When you meet other people who own old Beetles, they want to talk to you about repair, who your mechanic is, what kinds of problems you’ve had and what you did to fix them. I learned how to fix a lot of things on my own with my Beetle. I also learned how to improvise; my accelerator cable broke late one night, so I turned the idle up really high and controlled the speed with the clutch. I was able to get all the way up to 3rd gear and go about 45 miles per hour like that, and it got me home.

    I am glad to have a more reliable car now, but I would never know how to improvise like this in my new car, and a mid-90s Honda does not come with a lot of comradery from your fellow car-owners.

  9. Kel/y_H said,

    PS – I am insanely jealous of all of you for getting Monday off.

    • adamthepugh said,

      He he – we don’t get Columbus day off anymore. They traded it out for New Year’s!

  10. amber said,

    what monday?

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