Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Magical Bus

interestingly, "The Beatles" produced a film.. a pseudo documentary... of a bus ride (tour) in England, titled "The Magical Mystery Tour"(see: wiki). And that another pop music star in the 1960's, "The Doors", also wrote a song the revolved around a bus ride, (The Big Blue Bus #10), titled "The End".

The Beatles also produced an album by the name "Magical Mystery Tour" and a song by the same name.

There were other icons in the 1960's that had affinity for buses, and using them for their modes of transportation, perhaps in a less public transit fashion, such as The Merry Pranksters and their Acid Test bus tours throughout California in the same era.

There was another tour bus, based in California, that was hatched in the 1960's called The Green Tortoise that provided shuttle bus rides from San Francisco to Los Angeles, which continued to offer this commuter bus ride up through at least a few years ago.

BTW, there is a special Big Blue Bus operator that has a style of service that can make riding the Big Blue Bus a magical ride. And if you have happenned to ride with this operator, I think you will know what I mean. And I believe that it may leave you with a fond memory. This operator is often found operating the Big Blue Bus #10, which takes people from downtown Santa Monica, on the #10 freeway, to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Perhaps those 60's revolutionaries of thought were presenting alternatives forms of transportation, even it perhaps encrypted in some ways.

You can watch the film "Magical Mystery Tour" (51 minutes), on Google Video below.

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