Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Crusin' tunes.

Not only am I a vintage fashion, lover I am a music lover too. Since I was a child I loved music that was "before my time". It started with The Carpenters and then moved along to ABBA, then The Sex Pistols, The Clash (The Only Band That Matters), when I was a freshman in high school I was obsessed with Frank Sinatra! While I still love all of these artists right now I have discovered the perfection that is Bobby Darin (If you don't already love him I don't know what's wrong with you!)
Bobby Darin's records are so hard for me to find in South Jersey that I act possessed when I actually discover one. I found this prize at a yard sale while on vacation in Wildwood, NJ. 

Anyway, I've been doing a lot of driving this summer and so I've been finding that some tunes on my iPod are fantastic to drive to. The best ones are song that I call "spy tunes. These are songs that have that 60's spy movie feel to them, even though they all aren't from said movies. I even made a special playlist for driving tunes.

Secret Agent Man -Johnny Rivers
This is the best for driving on an open highway. I really like to pretend I'm a secret agent when I drive to this song, it can make even a trip to the grocery store fun! Yes, people who pose as adults have fun pretending too. 

After the Fox-The Hollies (with Peter Sellers)

Ugh, that opening keyboard line! You can't go wrong with The Hollies and anything Peter Sellers touches is gold! 

Casino Royale- Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

Well, Herb Alpert is fantastic and so is the movie "Casino Royale". If you like this check out his album "Whipped Cream and Other Delights". I discovered that album in my mom's record collection when I was little (she got the album from my Poppop) and I always wanted to recreate the image on the cover. 
Here it is in all its splendor. Maybe one day. 

You Only Live Twice-Nancy Sinatra

This is the theme to the James Bond movie of the same name. It just makes me feel so cool when I'm 

Now, dear readers, I want to know what you like to listen to while driving. I want to hear your thoughts, even if you just like the tunes I posted.


  1. Good music, especially Bobby Darin! (If you get a chance, you should watch "Beyond the Sea" with Kevin Spacey as him. Great biopic.)

  2. I can't get enough of him! I've seen Beyond the Sea and it is great. That's actually what sparked my obsession. A lot of people I've talked to only like him at different points in his career since he did so many styles. I think the man did no wrong musically.