Thursday, November 18, 2010

Road Music

I do road-music CD for when we travel. My taste in music spans the musical landscape. What's good about this is that we have about five CD cases and we rotate them every now and again.  Each CD case contains a few mix-tape/CDs.
The case we selected for our trip to the beach this past weekend had four old road-music CD's that we hadn't heard for a long time. Music is magic. You can feel tired and sleepy one moment but when the right combination of songs blast out the speakers, your spirits soar and you're higher than a kite without the aid of pharmaceuticals. You don't have to drink enough caffeine to make your kidneys explode, just to stay awake. The music hits your eardrum and all of a sudden, you're tapping your steering wheel like it's a snare drum. Before you know it, you're a hundred miles down the road.
One one CD we had:
Travis Tritt - It's a Great Day To Be Alive
 Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole - Some Where Over the Rainbow
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watch Tower
U2 - Bloody Sunday
Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
...OK, I said my taste was eclectic. Anyhow, I'd like to hear what your mix-tape/CD would contain.   


  1. Are you ready for this?
    City of New Orleans by Arlo Guthrie; Blues For Dixie by Asleep at the Wheel with Lyle Lovett; Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman; Intermezzo Sinfonico by Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra; Bring Him Home by Colm Wilkinsonl Strange Meadow Lark by Dave Brubeck Quartet; Tell Me by Gaither Vocal Band with Janet Paschal; Maria Elena by Los Indios Tabajaras; Born To Lose by Ray Charles; Thais: Meditation by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; and Black Coffee by Sarah Vaughan. Had enough? Plus the Overalls, and I wish I could hear them in person.

  2. I used to make a mix CD every month but somehow my burning software is messed up. The last one I did was in June this year. I sure hope there's no mental evaluation evident with this list!

    Bette Midler, My One True Friend
    Bob Seger, Blue Monday
    Cass Dillon, Falugia
    Gretchen Wilson, Angel from Montgomery
    Jeff Bridges, Brand New Angel, Fallin' & Flyin', Hold On You, I don't know.
    John Mellencamp, Someday
    Mary Chapin Carpenter, All the Sad Songs, I have a Need for Solitude & We Traveled So Far.

    I have a tendency to hunt down and get songs that come to me here and there. I often get stuck on a song for a couple of months, especially in the summer.

  3. Anonymous5:59 PM

    I would have to have some Bob Dylan and Van Morrison!!!!


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