With temperatures in the 60s yesterday and today... people zipping around the city without nasty old man winter smacking them about the face and neck... I thought I'd list some of my favorite songs which are about, mention or could conjure images of bicycles.
My White Bicycle - Tomorrow
Bicycle Race - Queen
Tour de France - Kraftwerk
Hey Now - Talking Heads (David Byrne sings about wanting to buy a bike & wrote Bicycle Diaries)
This Charming Man - The Smiths (A punctured bicycle - On a hillside desolate...)
Riding On My Bike - Madness
Theme from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure - Danny Elfman
The Bicycle Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ride - The Dandy Warhols (the ride mentioned is motorized, but mine is pedal-powered)
Handlebars - Flobots (the beauty of simplicity & the potential horror wrought by the complex)
Bicycle - The Jellydots
Goodbye to snow, ice and salted streets. Hello to sun, warm breezes and the sound of bells, horns and "on your left".
Stay young and invincible!
"The bicycle, the bicycle, surely should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets."
~ Christopher Morely