Dawn Summers always asks me, ‘do you have a song for everything’? Well, yes, for most things. Grandma dies? ‘Grandma’s Hands’ by Bill Withers. Hold ‘Em games? ‘The Gambler’ by Kenny Rogers. Gangbanging in the ‘hood? ‘Heat’ by 50 Cent. I even have a list of the best break-up songs of all time. The list includes everything from ‘What it takes’ by Aerosmith to ‘Gone for Good’ by Morphine to ‘No Distance Left to Run’ by Blur to ‘I will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. Should I ever get married, I imagine walking down the aisle to ‘Reservations’ by Wilco (no, it’s not because I would have reservations, the lyrics are ‘I’ve got reservations, about so many things, but not about you’)
When I was going to work on the Cain campaign in Georgia, I downloaded all the songs about Georgia that I could think of. I got both the Ray Charles and Billy Holiday versions of ‘Georgia on My Mind’ and Gladys Knight’s ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’. When Peter came to visit me, he drove from New Orleans to Atlanta and made a stop in Jackson, MS. He had planned his music listening so that he was listening to Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Jackson’, when he got there. And, when we drove to DC last year, we were listening to the Magnetic Field’s ‘Washington, DC’ on the way.
Ok, I’m a dork, whatever. I leave tomorrow to work for Pete Coors and my question is: are there any songs about Colorado?