Thursday, September 9, 2010
Rock This! Thursday: Let's talk driving music.
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Today we're mixing things up a bit. I've recently started school and my drive isn't bad - it's about 30 minutes give or take. The only bad thing is that it's a one lane highway, and one of these days I just know I'm going to get stuck behind a tractor.
I love to drive. By the time I die, I've probably spent about 7 or 8 years of my life driving around while listening to music. I blame it on my dad. When I was a kid, we used to take long drives and jam out to the Grateful Dead. (And sometimes the Stones, a little New York Dolls, some Patti Smith...you get the point.) I can't really explain why I like it so much. There's just something, especially on a nice day or a beautiful calm morning when the sun hits just right through the trees, and a song like Here's Looking At You, Kid by Gaslight Anthem comes on and it just puts a smile on your face. But nothing is better on a summer day, with the windows down, and one hand out the window and right song comes on.
I change my favorite song more than the average person changes their underwear. I'm also one of those people you see going down the highway who is signing at the top of their lungs and sometimes even banging my hands on the steering wheel if the mood strikes me right. So this week's favorite driving songs are:
- Ain't No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant
- Remedy by Seether
- Casanova, Baby by Gaslight Anthem
- Wagon Wheel by Against Me!
So what's your driving mix like? Leave me a few songs in the comments section, and if you're doing the September's Commenter Contest, you'll get 5 extra bonus points for doing so!