A few months back, I wrote a post about the only time that I skipped school. It was when I was a senior at Flint Southwestern Class of "68".. Me and a buddy had driven down to Toledo during 3rd hour, Lunch, and 4th hour, and bought 4 cases of Buckeye Beer..That night we had a party in a dusty field and about 25 cars showed up. We "circled the wagons" and turned our headlights on, and all had our radios blasting to The Big Six WTAC...AM ..I'm sure we were listening to Motown, The British Invasion, and 96 Tears!!!.There was also a local legend that played at all the local dance and Rock concerts...his name was Bob Seger. A while back I was reading an article about what inspired certain songs. This is what Bob Seger himself said about "Night Moves"..
"The song was inspired by AMERICAN GRAFFITI," Seger says. "I came out of the theater in 1972 thinking, 'Hey, I've got a story to tell too!' Nobody has ever told about how it was to grow up in my neck of the woods"..So Seger wrote"Night Moves" about the early 60's, when he and his teenage friends around Ann Arbor, Michigan would drive into farmer's fields to party. "Everyone had their their headlights on, so there was light to dance", Seger recalls. "They'd play 45's, and we'd be blasting them out: Ronnettes, Crystals..." Seger's personal "American Graffiti" sold over a Million copies, and it became the personal favorite of his repetoire..."I don't know if I'll EVER write that good again"!!.....
" I woke last night to the sound of thunder..
How far off I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from 1962
Ain't it funny how the night moves
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose
Ain't it funny how the night moves...
With Autumn closing in..."