#594 When your windshield wipers match the beat of the song you’re listening to

Cruising home from a friend’s place, driving the kids to school, rolling home on the highway, you smile softly and focus on the road as your head bops to the stereo.

Suddenly clouds cover the sky, the air gets heavy, and big drops start pitter-pattering your windshield. Snare drum staccatos fill your car’s cabin and you quickly flip on your windshield wipers.

But if you’re lucky this is when the groove starts grooving and your car starts moving as you notice your wipers are timed perfectly to the stereo beats. Yes, without even trying your rusty bucket’s become a pitch-perfect concert hall on the highway.

Hands clapping, fingers tapping, you click your turn signal on so a little high-hat and dashboard disco light join your dance party on wheels. With your body bumping and your brain buzzing your one-man jam band rocks out in the fast lane.

You sorta feel like George Harrison in that video where his desk drawers, grandfather clock, and wall-mounted deer all get into it and start shaking to the tunes. It feels like everyone’s coming together for this great big booming moment. You smile and laugh and sing a long as cosmic energy swirls and the universe gives you a little wink to let you know everything’s unfolding according to plan.



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36 thoughts on “#594 When your windshield wipers match the beat of the song you’re listening to

  1. It doesn’t rain much here at all so it’s always a pleasure when my blinker syncs with my music. Perchance one day I will experience the awesome of the windshield wiper harmonies :)

  2. Like Dana, reading this blog always makes me smile. Even when I feel like crap, I look forward to reading your awesomeness for the day. You make the world brighter for so many. Thanks!

  3. Wow that what freaky. I thought of “I’ve got my mind set on you” before I even scrolled down and saw the video.

  4. Wow! this is just spot on! I ‘ve had a many such moments and just love them, and when you crank up your wiper speed, and a new song starts with matching beats again! magic!

  5. The George Harrison video is fun, but this particular bit of awesomeness has an even better theme song: Eddie Rabbit’s soft-rockin’ truckers anthem, “Drivin’ My Life Away.” “Well the windshield wipers slappin’ out a rhythm, keepin’ perfect time with the song on the radio.” (Eddie yodels the “o” in “radio,” which really adds to the awesomeness, imho.) This dopey song is so catchy that I still—unwillingly—remember big chunks of lyrics 20 years after the last time I heard it. “Well a truck stop cutie, comin’ on to me, tried to talk me into a ride, but she was just a baby …” Stop me before I type the whole song!

    This is the first time I’ve visited your site – and I’ve been looking through posts for the last two hours. I LOVE this song, and its so under-utilised!

  7. Notice that she driving and taking a picture of her windshields dumb-ass

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  9. It always is raining here at Ireland
    I will watch the window wipers from now on see if that happens

  10. Happened to me on a bus at a level crossing with the barriers down and the song on the radio was Flash and the Pan’s ‘Waiting for a Train”.

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