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My best friend is doing her first tandem on Sunday, and I want to play the best skydiving songs for the drive to the DZ.

So far I've got:

Frou Frou - Let Go
Madonna - Jump
Van Halen - Jump
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Joel Kraft - Freefallin Cowboy
Area - Parachute
Kriss Kross - Jump (sigh... I'm so embarrassed right now)
and i've also got a clip of Jerry Seinfeld's Skydiving Helmet routine....

any other suggestions? I'm not too particular about genre, etc... just looking to set the mood.

(not sure if "blood upon the risers" would be good for a newbie getting ready for her first jump)

-Mark

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My best friend is doing her first tandem on Sunday, and I want to play the best skydiving songs for the drive to the DZ.

So far I've got:

Frou Frou - Let Go
Madonna - Jump
Van Halen - Jump
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Joel Kraft - Freefallin Cowboy
Area - Parachute
Kriss Kross - Jump (sigh... I'm so embarrassed right now)
and i've also got a clip of Jerry Seinfeld's Skydiving Helmet routine....

any other suggestions? I'm not too particular about genre, etc... just looking to set the mood.

(not sure if "blood upon the risers" would be good for a newbie getting ready for her first jump)

-Mark



How about suggestions on what *not* to play:

1. Queen - Another one Bites the Dust

Walt

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high Speed dirt by Megadeth

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Do it if you dare
Leaping from the sky
Hurling thru the air
Exhilarating high
See the earth below
Soon to make a crater
Blue sky, black death
I’m off to meet my maker

/chorus/
Energy of the gods, adrenalin surge
Won’t stop til I hit the ground, I’m on my way for sure
Up here in the air, this will never hurt
I’m on my way to impact, taste the high speed dirt

Paralyzed with fear
Feel velocity gain
Entering a near
Catatonic state
Pressure of the sound
Roaring thru my head
Crash into the ground
Damned if I’ll be dead

/chorus/

Jump or die!

Dropping all my weight
Going down full throttle
The pale horse awaits
Like a genie in a bottle
Fire in my veins
Faster as I go
I forgot my name
I’m a dirt torpedo

High speed dirt...


I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." - Kurt Cobain

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I like"Flying High Again." The lyrics in particular I liked were due to my mom's expressed disapproval of it and not wanting to even hear about my "golfing" expeditions.

"Momma's gonna worry cuz I've been a bad, bad boy
No use saying sorry, it's something that I enjoy."


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Tom Petty Freefalling is my favourite skydiving song, but each to their own.


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Once you have tasted the dream of flight, you will forever walk with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. - Leonardo Da Vinci
Some dream of flying, i live the dream...

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I never quite understood what the song is really about, but "5 Miles High" by the Turin Brakes sounds like a skydiving song to me:

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When brothers and sisters fall to the ground
in half hast harmony
With lives of dreams 'fore their wide eyes
But small reality



And I really like the sound, too.

Sugar Ray's "Fly" is a little overly sweeeeet, but has a nice refrain to sing :S to: "I just want to fly".

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Incubus - "Wish you were here"

One line in particular......
"I lean against the wind,
pretend that I am weighless,
in this moment I am happy" :)
She is not a "Dumb Blonde" - She is a "Light-Haired Detour Off The Information Superhighway."
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TF#72, FB#4130, Incauto

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I like this song by the Newgrass (Bluegrass) group Nicklecreek "When You Come Back Down"

You got to leave me now, you got to go alone
You got to chase a dream, one that's all your own
Before it slips away
When you're flyin' high, take my heart along
I'll be the harmony to every lonely song
That you learn to play

When you're soarin' through the air
I'll be your solid ground
Take every chance you dare
I'll still be there
When you come back down
When you come back down

I'll keep lookin' up, awaitin' your return
My greatest fear will be that you will crash and burn
And I won't feel your fire
I'll be the other hand that always holds the line
Connectin' in between your sweet heart and mine
I'm strung out on that wire

And I'll be on the other end, To hear you when you call
Angel, you were born to fly, If you get too high
I'll catch you when you fall
I'll catch you when you fall

[Bridge:]
Your memory's the sunshine every new day brings
I know the sky is calling
Angel, let me help you with your wings

When you're soarin' through the air
I'll be your solid ground
Take every chance you dare

I'll still be there
When you come back down
Take every chance you dare,
I'll still be there
When you come back down
When you come back down


But I'm wierd... :P
Livin' on the Edge... sleeping with my rigger's wife...

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So far I've got:

Frou Frou - Let Go



Not to get too terribly sidetracked here, but Imogen Heap is amazing. I'm totally enamored of her voice and musical stylings. It doesn't hurt that she's a hottie too. B|
Kevin - Sonic Beef #5 - OrFun #28
"I never take myself too seriously, 'cuz everybody know fat birds don't fly." - FLC
Online communities: proof that people never mature much past high school.

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How about suggestions on what *not* to play:

1. Queen - Another one Bites the Dust

Walt



Back in the late 70's at Perris, they would often have 60 static liners in the FJC. Since the winds came up every afternoon during the summer, the FJC had to wait until about an hour before sunset. They would send up the DC-3, and make three passes with 10 on each pass, and then come down, pick up the rest, and do it again. The "Up Jumpers" were through for the day, so we would all hang out by the Bomb Shelter and put "Another One Bites the Dust" on the jukebox. Out of the 60 static-liners, at least one would get injured enough for the ambulance, which came over from Sun City about an hour before sunset so they would be ready. Rarely did they go home empty.

BSBD
"Harry, why did you land all the way out there? Nobody else landed out there."

"Your statement answered your question."

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Learning to Fly --- Tom Petty
Dirty Vegas --- Dirty Vegas
With a Little Luck --- Paul McCartney (Wings)
Somewhere I belong --- Linkin Park
Fall Down --- Toad the Wet Sprocket
Fly --- (Forget the band's name)
I just want to fly, put your arms around me baby...
Fly -- Lenny Kravitz
Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires."

Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."

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Fly --- (Forget the band's name)
I just want to fly, put your arms around me baby...



Sugar Ray...you know, Mark McGrath and so forth.
Kevin - Sonic Beef #5 - OrFun #28
"I never take myself too seriously, 'cuz everybody know fat birds don't fly." - FLC
Online communities: proof that people never mature much past high school.

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