August 22

It’s Friday and I am nosy.

What kind of music do you listen to while you drive?

It really depends on the mood I am in, and who is in the car with me.

If I am driving long distances, I must have something with a beat. A strong beat. A fast beat. You see, the faster the music, the faster the vehicle goes, and I want to get the driving portion of the trip over with. I am not a traveler.

The chips know this and insist on listening to the heaviest music they have.

When I am alone in the car, which is rarely, I generally listen to Yo Yo Ma or something similar. I need something calm and soothing so that I don’t speed.

So, what kind of music do you listen to when you drive? When you drive around town? When you drive long distances?

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30 thoughts on “August 22”

  1. When I listen to music I usually listen to piano, praise or Christian radio of different varities. I couldn’t tell you one group from another. Mostly if I am driving alone, I like to be alone with my thoughts but will occaionally listen to music. When with your dad, if we listen to anything it is mostly Western Stories.

  2. I mostly listen to our contemporary christian station. However once in a while if I’m by myself I will still listen to Melissa Etheridge, I love her older stuff, it has a great beat. I even clean to it, if I have a lot of cleaning to do. Although I’ve been thinking of getting the Jonathon Park cd’s for the kids to listen to in the car.

  3. Its country to 80’s rock for me too. When cleaning it just gets turned up a little bit.

    While driving across Nebraska for hours it is my own thoughts as there is only one radio station I can get on my pickup and the dj’s voice is soooo dry. Of course , cell service is as good as radio. One of these trips I will remember to pack the cd case!!!

  4. Most of the time I listen to but sometimes I flip around on the radio and drive my kids crazy:) We are huge audiophiles. We listen to everything from classical to rock. I love Celtic music but I can’t drive to it because it makes me too sleepy.

  5. I live in Manhattan so I don’t drive, but I do listen to music in the subway, on my iPod. (Usually I’m really annoyed by having to hear the small tinny horrible sounds screaming out of other iPod listeners’ earphones; how can they listen to that crap so early in the morning?!) I mainly listen to podcasts, unless I’m hooked on a song, in which case I listen to it on repeat for hours and days on end, until I want to kill the singer and destroy my iPod to make it stop.

    Ooooops. That’s a lot of self-revelation. 🙂

  6. I prefer listening to talk radio. I adore Glen Beck because we have the same sense of humor. And having moved to the south I’m so happy to get to listen to Rick and Bubba. I love that they are so open about their faith in Jesus Christ.

    If my blood pressure is getting to high, from listening to politics though, I tend to switch to classical music. My kidlets love to listen to classical music. We have tapes about the different composers lives that they will listen to at bed time.

    If we are on a really long trip, like from Nashville to Grandma’s in Ohio, we listen to books on tape. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket are really fun. Our last trip we listened to “Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke. It was over 15 hours long so it lasted the whole trip, there and back, and it was fabulous! It’s currently in production to be a movie!

  7. we know that cc is a “rule follower” and would never break any speed rules no matter how fast or loud the music…as for me…westerns,talk radio or nothing…music puts me to sleep…driving and naping don’t get along.

  8. Jimmy Buffet if I’m listening to cd’s or John Mayer. Then sometimes it’s Andrea Bocelli.

    Most of the time it’s Rock103 out of Memphis. I like Bad Dog. Not much music, mostly talk in the mornings.

  9. It all depends on my mood. Sometimes it is contempary Christian (love Steven, Third Day, and Casting Crowns, sometimes it is the Oldies Station (60’s and 70’s pop), sometimes it is Classic Rock. A Country station only comes on if there is bad weather or for their news. I listen to some pop, but can’t stand Rap or anything like that.

  10. For the most part we listen to KLOVE, KATB, or KAFC the 3 Christian stations I can pick up (actually they are the only Christian stations in this part of the state). Hubby will sometimes turn to talk radio when he’s driving. I like to listen to the TV news at the right times.

    When someone wants to listen to something special we’ll put in a cd. Of course if I’m driving the other 2 or 3 may listen to their iPods if they don’t like my choice. 🙄

  11. I usually don’t listen to music, I listen to Christian talk radio. I like to listen to Adrian Rodgers, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Dobson, June Hunt, and Hank Henegraff (sp?)

  12. Your right Jerry! People are amazed when they call and he is still up!

    I remember that night! LOL I was so excited to have someone visiting who stayed up later than he did! Thanks for the laugh:):)

  13. For the past few months I haven’t listened to anything while driving. I find that I get distracted and the traffic here requires total focus. But I used to listen to an oldies station or even NPR sometimes. When me & Hubs are in the car together, we don’t listen to anything b/c he’s hard of hearing and it has to be too loud.

  14. I listen to WEEC. Whatever is on at the time,be it talk or music. Mostly though it is silence when I am alone. I have so little of it!!!

  15. When it is around town, I will sometimes tune in to WTNS and listen to the oldies in the afternoon like the 70’s. But of course I can also switch to country.
    When I am by myself, I crank it up and play the ones with a good strong beat. (the kind that makes you deaf–lol only kidding). Of course I have to sing along.
    When we are on a long trip, we will sometimes put in a CD or find a good country station. The last CD I listened to was the Statler Brothers singing Flowers on the Wall.
    When you are stuck in a traffic jam not going any where fast, and you are close to a big city, find a good polka station. I guarantee that it will calm everyone down, just don’t ask me how.

  16. It depends on my mood; I can go for contemporary pop, 60’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s (what do you call that anyway?), Christian, worship, head banging. I love a lot of variety.

  17. Classical! -symphonic,orchestral, wind ensembles -Which by the way can be fast and furious and up the speedometer as well, given the right selections.

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