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Date of Issue: October 08, 2008

Drive-time tracks


Spending more time in the auto these days with the closure of the Anna Maria Island Bridge and a detour to Cortez Road?

The Islander invites you to share your favorite drive-time tunes. Give us a list with 10 tracks you think other motorists should download from iTunes, load up on iPods or burn to a disc.

Here is a list from Bradenton resident Cyndy Custis, whose average daily 20-minute commute to the Island grew to about 45 minutes last week.

1. “Detour” by Duane Eddy.

2. “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett.

3. “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson.

4. “Roll Me Away” by Bob Seeger.

5. “Daddy Took The T-Bird Away” by The Beach Boys.

6. “Little Red Corvette” by Prince.

7. “Drive” by The Cars.

8. “Time’s Ticking Away” by Shelter.

9. “Time Is On My Side” by The Rolling Stones.

10. “As Time Goes By” by Nat King Cole.

And, for the bonus track,  “In Your Time” by Rod Stewart.

Send your list of 10 tracks to The Islander via e-mail to, or via mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Please include your name, address and a contact number. And, if you really want to impress us, maybe enclose a CD.