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Sunday, March 10, 2013

National two-hour party in U.S. is 4 weeks from tonight -and everyone's invited. Mad Men -Season Premiere Sunday April 7th; Buchan39's Rick Astley-inspired Mad Men Mashup of 'Never Gonna Give You Up' is what makes YouTube a national treasure

amc YouTube Channel video: On-Air Promo, Affair: Mad Men. Uploaded March 4, 2013

Buchan39 YouTube Channel video: Mad Men Perform Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up. Uploaded August 31, 2012. http://youtu.be/SaFLd-hVKFY

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up, RickAstleyVEVO Channel video: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (1987). Uploaded October 24, 2009. http://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ

Talk about someone with a powerful voice that just pops out of a car speaker on its own - Rick Astley!

Only one of the greatest songs ever to sing alone in a car on a (semi) cross-country trip, especially in the middle of the night in Nowheresville U.S.A., with your window down and the wind-rushing past you. 
And being able to fully see the stars!

In 1988, for me, that was usually a Chicago-to-Miami roundtrip road trip, loaded with lots of cold Cherry Coke in an Igloo cooler, and would usually happen in either south-central Tennessee or in Georgia between Atlanta and Macon.
Around 3:20 a.m.

*Coming or going, the worst part of that drive was always between 3:45 and 5:00 a.m.

I last mentioned favorite songs of mine that I loved singing and listening to on road trips by myself on April 8, 2012, in my post titled, Bringing out the Cow Bells for Easter! Stevie Wonder's genius "Another Star" still sends me -and reminds me of cross-country drives at night with the windows down, his music filling every inch of the car  


My previous blog posts about Mad Men are here:


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