I’m exposing how old and out-of-date I am by listing out the CDs I burned today for our big road trip (which starts tonight!). Yes, CDs because 1) my ipod–and CDs, for that matter–were stolen, and 2) I sadly haven’t gotten new music in forever and have just whatever is on my computer.
It was frustrating to lose all of my music (my best of Abba!); I scrounged as best I could and hope to replace all the missing stuff some day. This means a lot of it dates back to college years, when, ahem, downloading and copy across the server was the thing to do.
Here’s what I came up with. Also remember: it’s tricky trying to think of what would sound interesting at 3:30am!
1. Most frequently listed albums: Postal Service, the Killers, Slumdog Millionaire and Juno soundtrack
2. 80s. Well, duh! How could I not listen to Journey’s “Don’t stop believing”.
3. I created my version of the best of U2, and found that I still swoon to “With or without you”.
4. Cheesy hip-hop/R&B. You know, songs in like Save the Last Dance, oldies remixed to a beat, stuff that gets me moving. I only wish I had the new Fame soundtrack.
5. Johnny Cash and Simon and Garfunkel
6. Stuff that I hope is still considered rock and hasn’t moved to the ’00’s (or whatever the millennium will be called)
7. Women with great vocals and guitar skills, though it could be a little mellow for in the middle of the night
9. Rent and Les Miserables–hey, singing can keep you awake!
8. Bishop 2009! Every road trip has to have its token CD so that you come across it later on and remember that time we went to Bishop.
I realized I may have grown out of my Erasure/Depeche Mode/New Order/Pet Shop Boys/Anything Box phase. Sure, I get a kick whenever I hear it (the GAP doesn’t seem to have outgrown them yet) or when Slow Boy imitates the synthesizer. He enjoys pointing how the drums sound the same in EVERY song–yeah, yeah, I tell him, it’s catchy!
I’m ready for some new stuff. I wish I had thought of this earlier, but if you have suggestions, send them my way. Plus, I may need a tutorial on how to get music. Do people still buy CDs?
In the meantime, very shortly (like, after I finish loading up the car with two crash pads, camping gear, food, and the family), we’re off to Bishop, CA, a fifteen hour drive to possibly one of the best bouldering spots ever. By then, who will need music when we have REAL rock!