Sunday, March 9, 2008

Not to reveal my age (since the three people that may actually look at this already know anyway,) but growing up in another century, I used to imagine someday being a radio DJ, which was even before I wanted to be a truck driver ("We got a great big convoy, rockin' through the night!" - that's CW McCall up there, my childhood hero.) I even had my own "studio" growing up in Oregon, consisting of an L-shaped stack of boxes built around my dad's reel-to-reel player (Favorite track: Frankie Lane's "The Gunfight at OK Corral.")

Anyway, I used to love to make my own tapes (we used something called a turntable and a cassette recorder...crazy, huh?) and then we'd play them while we cruised down Willamette Street in Eugene (after going to church dances, where the real action was.) I still have some of those tapes with silly titles like "Road Tunes II" and "Street Rock."

Thinking about this the other got me wondering about what ten or twenty CD's I would take on a road trip today (assuming that whole iPod thing never happened) and thought it might be fun to make a list and invite those who care to to make their own versions for our reading enjoyment.

And thus (in no particular order):

Springsteen - Nebraska
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come On, Come On
Steve Earle - Guitar Town
Nanci Griffith - Other Voices, Other Rooms
R.E.M. - Murmer
Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
John Mellancamp - Scarecrow
Alison Krauss - So Long So Wrong
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Shawn Colvin - Fat City
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Allison Moorer - The Hardest Part

There are lots more...I'll keep adding. How about yours? What would you take along for the ride?


  1. Ok Scott I'm in on the fun but you have to come over to my blog to read my list! I'm with you on the Alison Krauss , Shawn Colvin & even a bit of U2 thanks to Jared! This is fun, thanks for the idea!
    Smiles and Love JEN

  2. The music I love the most came straight from this list. Probably because you like music that says something (and not just over and over!)Goodbye Depeche Mode. Hello Nancy Griffith :-)

  3. The music you love has become the music I love-with a few flourishes.