Endless Loop: Mindray

luskHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Mindray” by Lusk

My parents were still living in Midland, Texas when I was in college, and I spent many a Friday or Sunday evening, especially around the holidays, driving between Austin and home.  A lot of the time, I wouldn’t even get on the road until after 7PM, putting me in the West Texas berg sometime between midnight and one in the morning.  And out there on the highway, after the sun had gone down, it’d just be me, the moon and the road, and my case full of CDs to play me into the darkening horizon.  The five-plus hour drive never really bothered me so long as I had my music with me, songs and albums to soundtrack the time as the twisting, winding paths of the hill country soon gave way to the long stretches of emptiness into the desert.  It was peaceful.  It was cathartic.  It was me-time.

Tomorrow is Christmas, and 20 years ago, I might have been getting ready to go, packing up my stuff, or pulling onto the freeway, on my way to see my mom and dad.  And I might have been listening to “Mindray” from Lusk’s 1997 album Free Mars.  I was probably listening to “Mindray.”  I listened to “Mindray” quite a lot.  And you should too.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc.


Thomas H Williams

Thomas H Williams

From a bunker somewhere in Central Texas, Thomas H. Williams spends most of his time with his wife, his two sons, and his increasingly neurotic dog. He listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of excellent beers, and gets out from time to time. For even more shenanigans, visit heavenisanincubator.blogspot.com.

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