Music and a Little Road Trip

My mom flies into Vegas tonight then over to southern Utah where I’ll be driving down to meet up with her for Memorial weekend.  I’m really excited about the getaway, because really, who doesn’t like to get away?  Plus I haven’t seen my mom since Christmas and I enjoy hanging out with her.  So I was trying to think of all the little things to pack and take with me.  That’s the good thing about driving as opposed to flying.  There doesn’t have to be order in your packing since you have an entire car to pile everything into. 

The most important part of a road trip no matter how big or small, is the music.  I was flipping through all my CDs trying to decide which ones I wanted to take when it occured to me that I couldn’t even remember what I had in the player in the car.  I go through rotations where I listen to only the radio for a time then switch over to only CDs and then back again.  I’ve been in a radio phase as of late.  So I made my way to the car to check it out.  My car has a 6 disc changer and it was like going down memory lane discovering what was there.  I know a lot of people post 5 things they find in their purse or wallet but I’m going to list the 6 CDs I found in the changer:

1.  Mixed CD – These are the best!  This one I got from my brother at Christmas time and I love it.  It has random songs from Pink, Evenescence, Avril Lavine, Dixie Chicks, Maroon 5, Fergie, Lifehouse, Josh Turner to U2.  There are more but you get the general idea.

2.  Punk Goes 80’s – Do I like 80s music?  Check.  Do I like Punk?  Check.  So this CD is brilliant.  Various artists like Relient K, Halifax, Sugarcult, Emery, and Midtown (my favorite) all play 80s covers.

3.  Poison’s Greatest Hits – Um, yeah.  I don’t know why that’s in my player but it makes me laugh just thinking about it.  The CD reminds me of college even though it was technically before my time.  I recently obtained this CD from my old roommate when I was visiting her in Washington so I guess I put it in for nostalgia…oh who am I kidding?  I love it.

4.  Queen’s Greatest Hits – Another One Bites the Dust.  Need I say more?  I love, love that song especially the intrumental part.  I have no clue what they’re playing when it sounds like shakers at one point but I love it.

5.  Men, Women, & Children – I was introduced to this group thanks to my brother.  I have no idea what style they would be called but they sound like a odd mix of techno, dance, and punk with playful lyrics.  But it works.

6.  Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Again, another group introduced by my brother.  I saw them perform twice before they went semi-mainstream and I have to say they sound better on CD than they do live.  They do have some catchy songs other than the two overplayed songs Facedown and Your Guardian Angel.  Though I still like those two as well.