As I move on down the road to San Marcos TX on a crappy rainy day. I thought about pairings. Pairings with people, pairings like wine and cheese. There is a different kind of pairing I like to do and that is to find just the right music to fit the landscape as I travel. I find Bach to work nicely in Vermont, Rob Zombie in Utah, Aretha Franklin in Illinois, Funkadelics in Mississippi, Tony Bennett in Ohio. You may or may not agree with my selections but give it a try it’s fun. When you hit on the right music, it will seem to enhance the landscape. Today was hard though, I listened to Heatwave, Classical favorites, the Commodores, Willie Nelson, Melissa Etherich, Led Zeplin, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, and Rascal Flatts, nothing seemed right. So make a suggestion in the comments and I’ll try them out. I’d hate to leave Texas without a proper pairing. 🙂
Maybe the rain was the music you were supposed to listen to.
I dunno, I would never base my music on where I am, what state I’m in. as it’s more of the moment I’m in, at the time, not where I am, that matters.
Maybe some Mariachi music? You are pretty close to San Antonio. 🙂
I’ll give that a try!
I’ll have to try that.
I have to agree with Min on this one. Sometimes nothing suits the moment in your car and you just have to absorb the sounds (or silence) around you. That being said, I have to say my favorite road trip album goes back 30+ years, Roxy Music’s “Avalon”. From my Sony Walkman to my iPod, it’s never gotten old when I am traveling.
Trying to follow “lessonsfromtheroad-us”