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The mission of this blog is to honor, non-commercially promote, and educate the world about Benjamin Orr, former bass player and one of the lead vocalists for the new wave rock band, The Cars. Articles here cover a whole range of topics surrounding his life, his career, and his continuing legacy. Enjoy!

Please feel free to also check out my “All Things Elliot Easton” blog!

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Episode 11: What if…?

EP11Move Like This is a terrific album, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, it was recorded more than ten years after the death of Benjamin Orr. But what if he was still alive? Dave and I discuss the likelihood of Benjamin’s participation in the reunion, how the surviving members honored Benjamin’s memory, and we take a look at how the album may have turned out differently with his unique contributions. A couple of great call-ins and an email question about Benjamin’s unreleased tracks round out the show.

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Just a heads up: our next episode is scheduled for October 3, 2017, when we’ll be talking about how The Cars came across in a live show. Were you lucky enough to see them play? Email your thoughts and experiences to us at nightthoughtspodcast@gmail.com and we’ll read them on the air!

Also, don’t forget to check out our teepublic page for a variety of one-of-a-kind Cars shirts and memorabilia for sale. Some VERY cool stuff there!

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Episode 10: It had to be addressed.

Dave and I dive into the “dark side” of the Fanorama and expose some “batshit crazy” elements hiding among Cars’ fans: the power people, the groupies, and the BENIACS.

A few additional delights from this show include insights from a caller about some of Benjamin’s touring preferences and Dave’s epiphany regarding Donna’s true identity. Also, don’t miss the chance to get some cool and unique NiGHT THOUGHTS Cars gear from teepublic.com!

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Lyrics: I Am

I Am (author and copyright unknown)

 

I am the fire that shows no flame, I am the killer who has no name

I am the wind you cannot feel, I am the truth that is not real

I am the river that flows nowhere, I am the feeling that does not care

I am the drug your body’s been missing, I am the soul that you’ve been wishing for

 

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

 

I am the time that will not pass, I am the future living in the past

I am the shadow you cannot see, I am the prisoner you cannot free

I am the legend of lust, love and pain, I am the man who’s lost his name

I am the drug your body’s been missing, I am the soul that you’ve been wishing for

 

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

 

I am the fire that shows no flame, I am the killer who has no name

I am the wind you cannot feel, I am the truth that is not real

I am the river that flows nowhere, I am the feeling that does not care

I am the drug your body’s been missing, I am the soul that you’ve been wishing for

 

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

Quoting Benjamin

“I’ve probably been through more relationships than most people that I know. You have to keep in there, pitching (to keep romance alive). The grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence, but if you really care about somebody and make a commitment, you give it the best shot you can. It’s a shot in the dark, but I’m taking it.” — Chicago Tribune, December 30, 1986

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