As a general rule, I don’t listen to music in the car, other than perhaps Dallas-Fort Worth’s classical music station WRR (101.1 FM) if I’m caught in a traffic jam.
On long trips, however, and especially driving through the bleak nothingness that is northwest Texas, some sterner stuff is needed. Here’s what I brought along for this particular trip:
- Steely Dan: Citizen Steely Dan
- Procol Harum: Prodigal Stranger, Shine On Brightly
- Lindisfarne: Magic In The Air
- Kate Bush: The Kick Inside
- Chicago: Greatest Hits Vol I and II
- Genesis: Duke, …And Then There Were Three
- Level 42: Running In The Family, World Machine
- Joe Walsh: Look What I Did (greatest hits)
- Wishbone Ash: Time Was (greatest hits)
- Earl Klugh: Heartstring, Living Inside Your Love
- Strawbs: Bursting At The Seams
- Peter Skellern: Sentimentally Yours, Cheek To Cheek
…and some classical stuff that nobody’s interested in: Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns, Chopin, the usual stuff.
Yeah, it’s a strange assortment. I like variety in my music. And yes, they’re all CDs. I see no reason to buy online music when I already have most of what I like to listen to.