[thechat] Good Driving Songs

Joel Canfield joel at spinhead.com
Mon May 27 01:29:05 CDT 2002

> On 09:37 PM 5/21/2002, Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns said to me:
> >What?! No Chopin? No Beethoven? No Mozart? No Brahms?! <mischievous
> >grin> Gosh, even Joel's taking along Chopin's Andante Spianato. ;-)

Too bad the chucklehead couldn't find the CD after he burned it. He did,
however, find time to listen to Shirley Kaiser's "Journey Within" while
driving through the picturesque Japatul Valley outside San Diego.

> >Looks like you and I need a classical music lesson or two.
> <big grin>
> >Nah, I'm just teasing. I fully understand that some think of
> classical
> >music and torture in the same sentence. ;-)

I would be delighted to assist in their suffering. I take fiendish delight
in forcing really good classical music on those who hate it. I am, thought,
receiving therapy for my problem.

> Heh.  I just left out my Franz Lizst and Edvard Grieg CDs. :)
>  Oh yeah, also the Firebird from Debussy.
> I guess I've never really associated classical with driving.
> I listen to classical when I need to listen to music but have
> to be completely focused on something (like a project).

Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" is really good for driving; it's like
watching a movie without taking your eyes off the road.


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