That downtown train isn't bad, but I'm more partial to a midnight train. The kind that likes going anywhere.
Surely you're not referring to "Midnight Train to Georgia"?
Ha! R U serious, dp?He's yakking about taking a train "journey".~ D-FensDogG
WTH do I know - I'm from Arkansas?!
Really? Arkansas?For some reason I thought you were from...DC.For the record though, I like your idea best. I'd much rather take a midnight train to Georgia than a train journey with Journey.~ D-FensDogG
~D-FensDogG,I'm from NC and still live here. I used to crack on DC a lot - thus my little icon, but she has since become bored with the whole Washington lot.I really missed the focus on that train - missed that train of thought. Ha! Not the first time...The expression, "what the hell do I know - I'm from Arkansas?" was a line from a sitcom character. I don't remember details, but my Mom used to say it all the time. Maybe Dick Van Dyke playing a doctor???
>>... missed that train of thought.Oh, yeah, I miss that train a lot myself. :-)Ahh, thanks for the clarification, dp. I never saw that Dick Van Dyke show, and can't even remember the name, but I'm aware that it existed. I remember the ORIGINAL 'Dick Van Dyke Show' pretty well though. Classic TV sitcom. There were some good shows back in the '60s and early '70s.~ D-FensDogG
~D-FensDogG.This may strike you as unusual, but I was not into television. Like seeing the writing on the wall, I couldn't be bothered with it. So I seem to be 10 plus years behind when it comes to shows and music too. I actually watched "Alf" and had no idea it had been cancelled for 10 years...what I was seeing were reruns.My Mom enjoyed television, and would tell me about things she watched. I'm sure the Dick Van Dyke Show" you refer to was in reruns when I actually watched any episodes.I was usually off climbing trees, talking to God, or reading... not necessarily in that order. Yeah, I missed a lot of trains.
dp ~To be honest, I'm not a Rod Stewart fan, but I gotta admit that of all the versions I've heard of this song, his is the one I like best.Unfortunately, Tom Waits ruins his own song by singing it in that fake (Satchmo-wannabe) voice he's been using since his third album. If he had done it in his natural voice (gritty and gruff but not put-on), like he used while recording his first two albums, I'd probably like Tom's version best.But Rod does this one well.~ D-FensDogG'Loyal American Underground'
Hello ~D-FensDogG.There are about three Rod Stewart songs I like, this being one of them. I agree, he does this one well.I was hoping you might have a link for another Tom Waits' version than the one I used. I did find a second one but it was the same in sound.>[" (Satchmo-wannabe) "] Good description!Thanks,~dp
Yep, that's the one I remember, the clip my station ran in heavy rotation, the one that crossed over and became a hit during multiple day parts. "Downtown Train" was one of Rod's best vocal performances and he does a great job of selling the song in the compelling video. It always grabs me by the heart.Thank you, dear Dixie!
Hello Shady - hope the travel is going well. Yep, this is the version a lot of folks mention during the battle... including you. Just figured I'd play it and send it out to the Rod fans! You are welcome - enjoy!
If Rod's version had been up against one of the ladies I would have still voted for one of them. Rod sounds like a blender full of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. I still prefer Rod doing "Maggie May" and "Reason to Believe". Arlee BirdA to Z Challenge Co-hostTossing It Out
Ha! Lee.I'm going to have look for "Reason to Believe." I don't remember that one.
Will see you tomorrow for the Battle - yes, I am participating!
I'll be there!!