Today, I have a day off, and was basically hunkered down trying to cope with the outrageous heat that we are experiencing here in the City of Y______. It's flirting with triple digits, and the humidity provides for a heat index of about 105 degrees. Great... even I am having a bad hair day. I had been flirting with the idea of hitting the Hudson River Museum to see Federico Uribe's "Fantasy River" exhibit. Just before I was going to jump into a cool shower, I got a text message from a co-worker whose "check engine" light came on and her car was running rough, so she had to bring the car to her mechanic. I had to deal with that nonsense a few months ago, so I can totally empathize with her situation. Accordingly, I'm going to drag my sweaty ass to work so I can cover for her (can't leave good people in the lurch).
I have long maintained that the only thing worse than owning a car is not owning a car.
I don't know if Gary Numan would agree with me:
Oddly enough, I think the only song which sampled Gary Numan's "Cars" was a 1989 release by Cool G Rap and DJ Polo:
I remember "Cars" being ubiquitous the summer it was released, it received constant airplay. It's well-nigh inconceivable that the song hasn't been sampled more often.