♫ SHE’S HOT BLODDED, CHECK IT AND SEEEEEEE!!! SHE’S GOT A FEVER OF A HUNDRED AND… ♫ Oh I’m sorry. Didn’t notice you there. I was just vocally shredding the first album I ever purchased: Foreigner’s “Records.” Is it the WORST album ever made? Maybe. Probably. Almost certainly. But I only listened to it about 3 trillion times in 1982, so yeah. There’s that. It’s deeply embedded in my brain at this point, and there’s little I can do about it now. It essentially murdered whatever musical acumen I might have had, and made me distrust women until approximately 1998. They’re as cold as ice, you know. Even when they have a fever, which is ALL THE TIME, I’m told — by Lou Gramm. But nevermind all that.
Why am I telling you this? Because IndyCar VP of Marketing John Lewis needs our help. Specifically, he asked for YOUR help. (He knows of my grave musical impairments, obviously.) He’s in charge of selecting the intro music for the pre-race videos, and he’s seeking your input for the 2010 editions. He needs two different songs for two different videos, and – well here, I’ll just let him explain:
Video #1 (Drivers to your cars) – this happens exactly 9 minutes before the “command to start engines” is given. This video is typically 60-90 seconds but has flexibility because live fill is used for the next 7 minutes. Last year I used Lenny Kravitz “Always On The Run”. Good guitar riff to start, and allowed a nice cut to end the song.
Video #2 (One Minute To The Command) – this happens, ironically, one minute before the command. Last year I used AC/DC “Thunderstruck”. A bit clichéd, but effective nonetheless.
So there it is. You all have been entrusted with this sacred duty. Seriously. We need TWO face-melting songs that would be perfect for the pre-race videos. So get after it.
(And while you’re at it, throw in the song that you feel would be the WORST song for that setting (OOOH! OOOH! I CHOOSE SOPHIE B. HAWKINS!!!) and also the first album you ever bought — just because.)
The floor is yours. Rock on.