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What songs. albums or even poems best represents field engineering? When traveling on I&SE or GETSCO jobs, what songs did you listen to or tape did you play over and over again? Was it "Leaving on a Jet Plane. Don't know when I'll be back again" by Peter, Paul and Mary? Perhaps there was even a poem that reminded you.

Album: Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It was the only good tape I had while working in Saudi Arabia in 1971. I bought a stereo over there and played this album until I knew every song by heart.

Song: Desperado by my favorite group Eagles. This song depicts traveling for GETSCO to me. Also, the girlfriend wanting me to stop and return to the USA.

What about "The Road" by Jackson Browne?

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Posted by byrdj at Tuesday, Jan-18-2005 07:37 PM
The tape we had in Korea was Tom Petty's "don't have to live like a refugee" is burnt into my head. Wille's "on the road again" is a good one while heading to the airport. Joe and Linda

The Road, By Jackson Browne

Posted by dlucier at Saturday, Sep-17-2005 07:49 AM
This song always made me think about field engineering. The life of a member of a rock band crew is akin to that of a field engineer in many ways. The Jackson Browne song simply called "The Road" always brings back memories of field engineering for me. Dave Lucier (FEP-1968)

The Road Less Traveled

Posted by dlucier at Saturday, Feb-25-2006 07:18 PM
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost

The Road Less Traveled (or not even attempted)

Posted by dlucier at Friday, Jun-23-2006 08:19 AM
Read this famous poem as if you were considering field engineering as a career, as opposed to more conventional engineering.

You could have worked in an engineering office.
You could have been a college professor.
You could have chosen marketing, sales or design engineering.

You didn't. You took the road less traveled. And that has made all the difference.

Dave Lucier (FEP-1968)

Thanks for the Memories, Joe!

Posted by dlucier at Thursday, Aug-17-2006 04:56 AM
One FEP Class created this song (sung to the music of the song made famous by Bob Hope)

First Stanza:

Thanks for the memories.
We had a good time in steam.
We're now a part of the team,
but now we've got to pass gas.
(Hopefully not in class!)
Oh thank you, Joe Markey.

Can't recall the next stanza. Does anyone?

Dave Lucier

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