I paid the heart-stopping figure of 57 bucks to gas up the family wagon the other day, which got me to thinking about petrol inflation through the years. And as usually happens, that put a song in my head (if not my heart), courtesy of the British Brother Ray.
Gas pump blues
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.