I was wondering of others used specific songs regardless or popularity in their writings based on how they fit the mood or MC. In the following example I used a more popular song (if your old enough to know), but the point remains. Or, do you just say he turned on the radio? Stan put the 2112 cassette in the deck rewound it all the way and hit the play button. Neighbors be damned, he lifted every lever on his equalizer to the max. "Right across the board to eleven," Nigel Tufnel would say. The bowl on the slide was filled with swag with some seeds and stems. Stan wasn't embarrassed that he had to pull the couch cushions up to find enough litter for a proper hit. The room was filled with harmonious sci-fi sounding music, almost extraterrestrial or like a moon landing. Stan found his lighter and held the flame at the bowl and filled the tube with smoke. He pulled out the slide and emptied the smoke right at forty-eight seconds when Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson began their parts. He didn't know what kind of pills that girl gave him but he was totally spaced by a minute and a half when the holy triumvirate that is Rush really began to jam and Peart takes off on the drums. It was one of Stan's favorite songs, but he would be dead before the twenty minutes and thirty-four seconds were over. Yes, it is a long example, but I think the song is a perfect backdrop to this scene....But only if you know it. Just like using unknown terminology in writing, does the use of specific songs have the same impact? Is a twenty year old going to stop reading and listen to 2112? Is it better to just say a classic rock song was jamming on the radio?