Day 151: A song that you like but for some reason don’t own.

“Born To Be Wild” – Steppenwolf

Born To Be WildI grew up with Classic Rock. Now, when I was growing up, “Classic Rock” meant stuff from the 60s and 70s. Not stuff like “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” or “It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me” or even worse “Alive.” (It still pains me to hear these songs on “Classic Rock” stations, or worse Oldies stations. But then, I refuse to face the reality of age.)

No, when I was growing up, (in addition to having to use an outhouse, churning our own butter and walking in waist-high snow, uphill, both ways to learn in unheated one-room schoolhouses), “Born To Be Wild” was the epitome of classic rock.

And yet, I don’t own it.

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I don’t know why I don’t own it. I should own it. I like it well enough. Not as much as “Magic Carpet Ride” but a lot. Heck, it’s purported to be the place where the term “Heavy Metal” came from. It’s iconic.. it’s seminal.

I don’t know. I simply don’t know. There is no suitable defense for this transgression. Music gods, I have failed you…

As an aside, I was originally going to choose “Dancin’ Across The USA” by Lindsay Buckingham from National Lampoon’s Vacation. But

So, despite not having a suitable defense, I’m going to offer some excuses for why I don’t own “Born To Be Wild” anyway. Here are some options. Use the comments to tell me which one it is (or come up with one of your own):

Alright. Now that my soul has been purged and I have presumably been absolved by the music gods (i.e. this post is out of the way), I can buy it. Off to iTunes…