Monday, May 16, 2011
Bounced From My Ride
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway's big kahunas bumped me from my cool ride last week, when they announced that four-time Indy 500 champion A.J. Foyt would be driving this year's pace car. Hey, that's okay; I'm down with it. A. J. is cool, plus he's a racing legend and clearly deserves the honor of piloting the pace car on the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 race. Anyway, it was hard for my paws to reach the foot pedals.
Hey, A.J., There's an Empty Passenger Seat, You Know
(I Could Ride "Shotgun" For You)
Let me extend my best wishes to A.J. in leading this year's field at the beginning of the "greatest spectacle in racing." It's a disappointment for moi, naturally, but I bounce back quickly. I've already secured another, bigger ride for the event.
Only the Best Pilots Command
the Legendary GYB
Sure, I've got my pilot's license. Wanna see? You betcha!
FAA Approved & Official for Feline Flyers
Scowl-Face advised that I block-out my FAA pilot certificate number. Otherwise, it's as official as a feline flyer can get.
Top that, A.J.! See you in the Winner's Circle after the race. Save me some moo-juice.
Flying Mighty High,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Racing News Beat
P.S. Let's start the "flying songs" with "Flying," by Badfinger, from the album Straight Up (1971).
P.P.S. Then there's "Leaving on a Jet Plane," written in 1966 by John Denver, and covered (among others) by Peter, Paul and Mary [single, 1969; included on Album 1700 (1967)].
P.P.P.S. "Volare" ("Nel blu dipinto di blu") is a great flying song. It was Billboard's number one single of the year in 1958. The song was written by Domenico Modugno (music and Italian lyrics) and Franco Migliacci (Italian lyrics) (English lyrics written by Mitchell Parish). Dean Martin, among many other singers, covered the song, and Dean's cover (above) comes from one of his greatest hits compilations.