There are a lot of places IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢d rather be than stuck in traffic on the 5 or the 805 freeways. IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢d much rather be in the park relaxing, not really doing anything. We canÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t always have our way though and living in a city demands that you face some kind of freeway traffic once a day. Over the course of my life I have grown to accept this, although like I said I donÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t enjoy it. What is the best way to combat the traffic blues? Throw in a good cd and just enjoy the time given to you to do so.
[I do not condone the use of electronic equipment in the car if it distracts from the ability to driving safely] now that the PSA is out of the way we can begin.
I love the time it takes to travel different places, and how it gives you time to listen to music. The driving time with a cd will, in my opinion, is the most quality you will get to spend with that piece of music. Like a lot of people I listen to music on my computer, but with all the distractions going on, I rarely Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”listenÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? to the music well. I hear it and I can usually tell if I like it, but I donÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t fully listen to it and get to enjoy all of it.
IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll tell you why music sounds better on the road. ItÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s very simple really, you create this cinematic montage with everything you see while driving and whichever cd is the soundtrack to the journey. Everything looks better with the sound of music behind it and the open road is no exception. Below is a list of some of my favorite driving songs, what are yours?
- Limbeck Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ The whole Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Hi, EverythingÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s GreatÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? CD
- The Decemberists Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”The Crane Wife 3Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”SummersongÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?
- Bush Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Speed KillsÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?
- Fairweather Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Young, brash, HopefulÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?
- Northstar Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Two Zero TwoÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?
- Over it Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Wrong WayÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?
- Third Eye Blind Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”BlindedÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?