I'll be traveling around the western U.S., and I think I'll buy some CD's to listen to. Whats some good road music? It needs to be upbeat, and I like Rock. I wouldn't want to travel across Iowa (one the the most boring states in America ) listening to bluegrass, or Dutch folk music .
Get some Yes to listen to. The majority of thier songs are around 10 minutes long, and there are a few that are around 25. They just came out with the Ultimate Yes CD set, which rocks, and will give you 3 long CDs.
Originally posted by Stickman I wouldn't want to travel across Iowa (one the the most boring states in America ) listening to bluegrass, or Dutch folk music .
Bluegrass in Iowa? Pella may have some good bakeries, but I sure don't remember much true country music.
Depending on the weather and time of day, you can sometimes get WGN 720 AM out past Des Moines, so i don't know what you are complaining about. Enjoy the scenery, as i can only assume you are going to hit nebraska sooner or later.
Enjoy the local radio stations. They play stuff you may normally never listen to, or haven't heard in a long time. And it is always nice to know all you can about corn futures.
And if you fear Iowa (which you can drive through in a handful of hours), I wonder what you will do when you get out of the midwest. Yankee. Wave at my hometown of Newton while you drive by.
Originally posted by Stickman Yankee! Are you trying to make me cry ? I'm a Southerner , but don't feel bad. I'm completly avoiding Kansas (no offence to the people of Kansas. It's just a long, boring dive).
Heh, i spent a day in Claxton, Ga last week. Had the time of my life. Never realized i was aggressively forcing my ways on so many people. But the alternate perspective on the ways things are was worth getting some major sunburn on my neck. BTW, the locals considered anybody that lived more than 5 miles away (or moved away and came back) to be yankees. I wouldn't have said that concerning people that are too busy to have a good time regardless of their situation if I hadn't been on this last trip.
AM is that often forgotten option on the radio. With AM, i heard Lucy in the Sky with diamonds and (Seperate Ways) Worlds Apart for the first time as a kid. Plus, AM sounds really "cool" during thunderstorms. When was the last time you listened to a radio play? They can do some cool stuff with that format. And they are still making new ones too Nothing wrong with old The Twighlight Zone reruns either. It is just something i'd miss if i was listening to CD's in my car that i could listen to while at my day job.
Originally posted by Stickman I usually listen to the radio once a day, and the true yankees are from the north .
You mean like Minnesota and Canada?
I always think of it as being north and east. Maine is just like Florida, if you know what i mean.
Now, by weird, do you mean the difference between waffle house and IHOP, or Krystals vs White Castle?
Or the fact that i have never driven through Kentucky (no less than 26 times) without having heard both "hot for teacher" and one ZZ top song? (LOL, and i'm the person that got on your case about bluegrass in Iowa, which i rarely have ever heard)
I love traveling, btw. I try to drive vs fly (even though i can afford to), and sometimes i'll even get off the interstate, time permitting. Makes you appreciate both Alan Lomax and how doomed we really are.