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:
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]:
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:
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:
You can’t go wrong with Bob Marley’s JAMMIN:
HER LEGS — she knows how to use them:
BAD by Michael Jackson is a classic:
WRD UP by Cameo is a slightly lesser classic:
LVAGRL! Anyone else remember Teena Marie?
P FUNK — coming to you directly from the mothership:
LAMOUR is a charming Carla Bruni song:
Dolla DOLA BIL, y’all… So says Wu-Tang Clan:
HUSKER — a reference to Hüsker Dü or husking corn?
DEPECHE — it’s got to be Depeche Mode, right?
GAA GAA — hey, that’s not how you spell Lady Gaga‘s name:
Now, for a change of pace — kick it OL SKOOL with your DJSQUAD:
Even older school — would you like some VIOLINI to accompany your ARIA 2?
Lastly, CHPSTX [this version is played with chopsticks]:
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.