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Best song on the commute today

 
 
Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 04:31 pm
So how do you get to work? How long, how far? And, if you listen to music, what was the song you enjoyed most on your car stereo, walkman, mp3player, iphone, public canned sound?

I drive 30km to work, takes about 30 minutes, I got a car mp3 player for Xmas and new speakers (no more farting) - I plug my iRiver in on random and turn up the vol.

Today's best track was Heaven by Mr Blonde. I'd love to share it but it's not on youtube or skreemr, but you can download it from itunes....
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:35 pm
I also drive around 30 min to work - 25 miles and I usually listen to
an Los Angeles oldie station, mainly because the DJ and his sidekick are so
outrageously funny. I always get a good laugh in the morning.
The best song there today: I don't remember! Embarrassed
hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 09:01 pm
@CalamityJane,
CJ you're ruining my stereotypes - you commute in LA and you travel further than I do, and quicker than I can in a small town in the tropics. I want horror tales of gridlock and smog!
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 09:54 pm
@hingehead,
Hehe, I am south ouf L.A. (San Diego) - not that here isn't gridlock, it certainly
is, but I happen to travel against the traffic, and I happen to speed quite a bit too.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 12:27 pm
My commute varies - this morning it was a bit longer because I had to drop of my youngest at her grandparent's house - I have to go about 12 miles to their house and then backtrack about 18 miles from there to work. So it is about an hour and half to two hours depending on traffic. Other days it is half hour to an hour depending on traffic.

Any way I also like to listen to a local radio station (at least I used as the just changed the morning show) - I liked to hear the banter and other stuff they did that made the commute much more interesting to hear. Now I have resorted to changing stations as I like music or some sort of discussion.

This morning - I would say the best was hearing "Under My Thumb" by the Stones.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 01:10 pm
This L.A. station has a feature they call "generation gap" where little kids call
in and they have to answer two questions about oldie groups. It's so cute.
Here listen to Max, who called in yesterday....

http://67.72.16.166/krth2/1516986.mp3
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:45 pm
@CalamityJane,
Cute - but I bet mommy was feeding him the answers!
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:55 pm
@Linkat,
Oh yes, that's why they have the kids call in on their way to school to make
sure mom or dad are around to answer those "tough" questions. Laughing

One time, a sweet little girl called and when asked about her family she casually mentioned that her dad has cancer. After her game finished, so many people called into the show and wanted to help the family. Within a few days they got several thousands of dollars together and some more to help out the family.
Los Angelenos do have a big generous heart when needed.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 04:00 pm
I'm currently unemployed and home recovering from surgery. But when I did drive to work, I always listened to the news on one of the local NPR stations, not music. Its good to get to work pretty well versed on what's going on in the world and what the weather forecast is.
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jan, 2009 02:09 am
@Merry Andrew,
my commute is about four miles and it takes me between eight and ten minutes (no traffic- just windy roads).

I tend to listen to one song two or three times (all the songs are songs I like because it's an ipod)

Yesterday it was this (three times):

Chi Lites - Oh Girl
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jan, 2009 05:02 am
Like CJ, I drive 25 miles and it takes about 30 minutes in the morning, and a bit longer in the evening.

Usually talk radio, and mostly sports talk.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jan, 2009 04:13 pm


I drive 50 miles each way to work. Thank go i can plug in my iPod.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 08:26 am


This one helps kick start the day.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:27 am
I drive about 30-45 minutes and in the morning I listen to talk radio but on the way home I listen to music.

I am really hung up on the soundtrack from PS I Love You.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:32 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKIl-v18mgo
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 12:01 pm
I heard a one hit wonder today Shocked - I actually like that song quite a bit

Letty
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 12:16 pm
@CalamityJane,
Another one hit wonder. Love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRFZUB3NzGs
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 08:39 pm
Went hiking today ... on the way home heard:

aidan
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jan, 2009 05:26 pm
@Ticomaya,
I think that's one of the best songs ever - lyrics, vocals, instrumentally-I've loved that song since the first time I ever heard it.

Didn't go to work today but had to drive to Yeovil and best song on the trip was:
Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jan, 2009 08:28 am


I've been listening to the audiobook of Joan Didion's My Year of Magical Thinking After the disc was over I switched to shuffle on the iPod. The first song to play was Wall of Death by Richard and Linda Thompson. I thought it was very appropriate. YouTube only has Richard's solo version.
 

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