For the last three years, I’ve lived without a car, and this period coincided with a big push to move most of my music from CD to computer. Whenever I listened to music, I used iTunes on my computer or iPhone; I’m used to having at least 8GB of stuff to choose from.
But now I’m reverting to commuting by car. And while my 2007 Prius gets fabulous mileage, the audio is a bit awkward. There is an Aux coax input, so I could hook up the headphone jack of my iPhone, but the socket is buried in the glovebox in the center console, and it’s awkward to reach.
The obvious thing to do is to revert to loading up the CD changer, but the vast majority of my discs are tucked away in archive folders back in Massachusetts. So this evening I decided to burn a couple of discs of favourites. Since I ripped everything into AAC format (hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time), I can only burn conventional audio CDs, not MP3 CDs. Anyway, here’s my first selection:
- Alabama Song by The Doors
- Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around by the Steve Miller Band
- Shady Grove by Quicksilver Messenger Service
- Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meatloaf
- Singing Cowboy by Love
- I’m Going Home by Ten Years After (from “Live At The Filmore”)
- Davey’s On The Road Again by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
- La Grange by ZZ Top
- Cowgirl by Underworld
- Radioactive Toy by Porcupine Tree
- Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry
Nothing too radical there; it’s mostly from the 70s, with a couple of things from the 80s and 90s. However Cowgirl and Jesus Built My Hotrod definitely fall into the category of “music to damage your speakers”.