Thursday, November 08, 2007


We always try to remember to bring the iPod along for long car rides. Traveling from state to state made it difficult to find a good station. You have to constantly scan the available stations to find a song. And by the time you get there, the song is just about over and a commercial starts. Not to mention looking at the radio just brings me closer to the inevitable car sickness.

I also used to bring the iPod along for my commute to work. Although it was never really used in the morning, I would listen on the ride home. Sometimes songs, sometimes podcasts (are podcasts still cool? were they ever?) but it kept me happy and eliminated to need to do the constant station scan for a song that did not drive me batty.

Yesterday, I remember to grab the iPod and bring it along to work. I should have done this weeks ago. It made the ride home much more tolerable. I have a playlist called "Favorites" with about 900 songs. Set the ipod to shuffle and headed home. Here is what I got to listen to:

  • "Forever Young" - Alphaville (3:46)
  • "Ordinary Day" - Vanessa Carlton (3:58)
  • "Here 's Where the Story Ends" - The Sundays (3:55)
  • "The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley (4:50)
  • "Carnival" - Natalie Merchant (5:59)
  • "Hip Hop Hooray" - Naughty By Nature (4:23)
  • "If You Leave" - OMD (4:30)
  • "Boogie Shoes" - KC & the Sunshine Band (2:17)
  • "That's The Way I Like It" - KC & the Sunshine Band (5:08)

[Yes, two KC & the Sunshine Band songs in a row*. Gotta love the iPod shuffle feature. Random.]

  • "Bring Me to Life" - Evanescence (3:57)
  • "Where'd You Go" - Fort Minor (3:51)
  • "I Alone" - Live (3:51)
  • "So What'cha Want" - Beastie Boys (3:37)
  • "A Day Without Rain" - Enya (2:38)
  • "Standing Still" - Jewel (4:30)
  • "Temperature" - Sean Paul (3:36)
  • "St. Elmos Fire (Man In Motion)" - John Parr (4:08)

What does this say about me? Well, I can think of two things. One, I have an odd collection of songs that are classified as "Favorites" (and this is just a small sampling, it gets more bizarre). And, two, I have a long commute home (almost 1 hour and 10 minutes). But, I think I'll try and keep the iPod in the car and maybe add a few new songs to the rotation.

*I only have 2 KC & the Sunshine Band songs on my iPod. Trust me.