Songs with the word ‘drive’ in the title…

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So we’ve tried writing serious and interesting blog articles (particularly proud of This time next year Rodders, I DON’T want to be a millionaire…), but the ones that seem to be most popular are the throwaway fun ones.

So, as Rock (mostly) songs with the word ‘fire’ in the title… enjoys a top 10 Google ranking, let’s have another go with ‘Drive’.

The Songs

Enjoy folks:

  • (You Drive Me) Crazy – Sugarcoma
  • Baby Can’t Drive – Slash
  • Baby Driver – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) – The Deftones
  • Cemetery Drive – My Chemical Romance
  • Concrete Driveways – Northern Cobblestone
  • Devil Gate Drive – Suzi Quatro
  • Don’t Drive My Car – Status Quo
  • Drive – R.E.M.
  • Drive – Incubus
  • Drive – The Cars
  • Drive All Night – Bruce Springsteen
  • Drive By – Body Count
  • Drive My Car – The Beatles
  • Drive-In – The Beach Boys
  • Drive In Show – Eddie Cochran
  • Five State Drive – Less Than Jake
  • I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar
  • Interstellar Overdrive – Pink Floyd
  • Jerry Was A Racecar Driver – Primus
  • Midnight Drive – Mary J. Blige
  • Moonlight Drive – The Doors
  • Mr Cab Driver – Lenny Kravitz
  • Ocean Drive – The Lighthouse Family
  • Piledriver Waltz – Arctic Monkeys
  • She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
  • She Drives Me Wild – Michael Jackson
  • Shut Up And Drive – Rihanna
  • Venus in Overdrive – Rick Springfield
  • You Drive Me Crazy – Shakin’ Stevens
  • You Drive Me Nervous – Alice Cooper

Did you spot the fake?

Or will you cut and paste it for your own list without checking? I’ll be Googling later to find out…

And the best?

A couple of good ones in there, but not as many rock songs as you might expect considering rock music is always used on ‘Driving Music‘ albums.

So let’s go for a glam rock classic from the very sexy (but slightly manic) Suzi Quatro:

In Conclusion

Serious posts to follow at a later date with no obligation to watch. Just click that Stumble button and off you go…

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A tax on you know what?!?

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Its getting near the time of year when small businesses like myself turn their minds to financial matters and go in search of accounting and bookkeeping services to submit their annual tax returns.

So, following on from my Accountancy vs Lion Taming post, I’d thought I’d share another Monty Python sketch, this time devoted to matters of taxation.

Taxation?

Yes, and not just any form of taxation, but the ultimate in taxation.  Enjoy!

I included the longer version as it leads nicely into the sketch in a typical Terry Gilliam / Python-esque manner.

That couldn’t happen… …could it?

Well, to be fair it is unlikely, but daft taxes are not unheard of. For example, window tax which was tried several times in the British Isles and elsewhere, leading to the owners of a considerable number of larger buildings bricking over perfectly good windows to save money.

And the Catholic faith has managed to hold sway over the unmentioned act for many years!

Less tax policies = more tax revenue

For an interesting reflection on tax, take a look at the following short article: Why Income Tax and Other Daft Ideas?

Accountants I’ve spoken to have said very similar things, but of course, were the ideas in the article to be put into practice, they’d all be out of a job!

And then what would comedians write about?

A list of good quotes with the word ‘drive(ways)’ in them

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Okay, maybe not driveways. Let’s face it, the only quote you’re going to get with the word driveways in it will be from an actual driveway and paving contractor!

But they will be good I promise. Far too many lists of quotes on the internet aim to be the best by listing as many as they can find, regardless of the quality of the quotations themselves.

Funny Quotes

Okay, so let’s kick it off with the funny ones first:

America has drive-in movies, shops, restaurants, and even drive-in banks. What it needs now are more drive-in parking spaces. – Fred Allen

Do engine drivers, I wonder, eternally wish they were small boys? – Brian O’Nolan

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. – Albert Einstein

A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car. – Kenneth Tynan

I would imagine that if you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy. – Mitch Hedberg

How to drive a guy crazy: send him a telegram and on the top put ‘page 2.’ – Henny Youngman

My wife wants sex in the back of the car and she wants me to drive. – Rodney Dangerfield

I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away. – Phyllis Diller

Observational Quotes

It’s always interesting to read someone’s perspective on a subject:

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. – Peter Drucker

Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards. – Sir Fred Hoyle

There nearly always is method in madness. It’s what drives men mad, being methodical. – G. K. Chesterton

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. – John Lahr

Serious Quotes

And if you’re looking for inspiration to be a better person:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential. – Barack Obama

Reflective Quotes

Nearing the end. How about a few reflections on life from a few famous people:

I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course. – Jim Carrey

When I sell liquor, it’s called bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it’s called hospitality. – Al Capone

When you first get money, you buy all these things so no one thinks you’re mean, and you spread it around. You get a chauffeur and you find yourself thrown around the back of this car and you think, I was happier when I had my own little car! I could drive myself! – Paul McCartney

In Conclusion

Well, as predicted, we weren’t successful in finding any quotes with the word driveways in them so let’s alter an existing quote instead. How about:

Cleaning your house while children are still growing is like clearing driveways before the snow has stopped. – DEFINITELY NOT Phyllis Diller

And to finish, the original of the above:

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shovelling the walk before it stops snowing. – Phyllis Diller

Until next time folks…

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