Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 12

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

The latest installment in my ongoing typological study of Southwestern Ohio vanity license plates focuses on music — song lyrics, bands, musical instruments, and even OUR SONG. Oh, Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz

It’s up to you, New York, NEUYORK:

neuyork

WLD TING, I think I love you, but I wanna know for sure… Cheating here and linking to the Troggs instead of the lesser-known Wild Ones [or the subsequent Tone Loc cover]:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Hey, MR TMB MN, play a song for me… I’m cheating again because I know this was originally written by Bob Dylan but, as I can’t stand his voice, I’ve linked to the Byrds’ lovely cover instead:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

CAL DRMN on such a winter’s day… I thought this was a Beach Boys song, but it’s actually the Mamas and the Papas:

caldrmn

You can’t go wrong with Bob Marley’s JAMMIN:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

HER LEGS — she knows how to use them:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

BAD by Michael Jackson is a classic:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

WRD UP by Cameo is a slightly lesser classic:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

LVAGRL! Anyone else remember Teena Marie?

lvagrl

P FUNK — coming to you directly from the mothership:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

LAMOUR is a charming Carla Bruni song:

lamour

Dolla DOLA BIL, y’all… So says Wu-Tang Clan:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

HUSKER — a reference to Hüsker Dü or husking corn?

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

DEPECHE — it’s got to be Depeche Mode, right?

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

EVERLST — I might be completely wrong on this one, but let’s say it refers to the one-time member of House of Pain and La Coka Nostra:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

GAA GAA — hey, that’s not how you spell Lady Gaga‘s name:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Now, for a change of pace — kick it OL SKOOL with your DJSQUAD:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Even older school — would you like some VIOLINI to accompany your ARIA 2?

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Lastly, CHPSTX [this version is played with chopsticks]:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

This is the 12th in an occasional series that’s been ongoing for two years now. In 2012, we had Part 1: meta expression, Part 2: sports messaging, and possibly adult content, Part 3: God stuff, Part 4: local businesses, Part 5: professions, and Part 6: names and self-designations.

2013 brought us Part 7: love and marriage, Part 8: places, Part 9: all creatures great and small, Part 10: food and beverages, and Part 11: ego trip. There will be further installments as my time allows.

4 thoughts on “Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 12

  1. Gassyknoll, also, Nebraska’s slogan is “Go Big Red,” which I know as the Cornell slogan. Annoying!

    5chw4r7z, I really prefer my Everlast theory, but you may be right.

    Themodernidiot, can’t a Saab driver be funky?😉

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