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Old 05-17-12, 07:42 PM   #1
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Favorite Touring Songs

Well, I'm getting excited for another summer of overnighter's, weekender's and maybe a 10 day jaunt to Vancouver and back.
And in about 2 weeks, my new Surly LHT will be fully customized!

So, I'm loading up the mp3 player, any suggestions?

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OK, I'm an old fart, but this one has taken me over many mountain passes and down the other side. Keep on Truckin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPQAbBI7E38
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Rode the C&O last Friday all day to Skid Row Poison and other 80's rock. Fleetwood Mac to.
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OK, I'm an old fart, but this one has taken me over many mountain passes and down the other side. Keep on Truckin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPQAbBI7E38
I like it.
Consider it added.
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I'm partial to old Harry Nilsson songs like Driving Along. (I change the lyrics, of course.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBmYU8oh77w
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I'm not much of a country fan, but somehow Trisha Yearwood's "I wanna go too far" is on my list...perhaps at least as much relate to some of the lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5KKSNQqMa8
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I'm not much of a country fan, but somehow Trisha Yearwood's "I wanna go too far" is on my list...perhaps at least as much relate to some of the lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5KKSNQqMa8
Thats what happens to me when I hear this:
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Check this one out, it's on my ipod, often selected for those long flat sections. Also the video is awfully cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQz-CZvkY8k
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So, I'm loading up the mp3 player, any suggestions?
Mp3? You should be singing a tune yourself.

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I don't have any favorite bicycling songs. My decision is whether to turn my mp3 player on shuffle, listen to an album straight through, or not listen to music at all. On tour I listen to music about half the time. When I do I'm choosing shuffle more and more often.
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The Pogues: Young Ned of the Hill
The Pogues: For a Pair of Brown Eyes
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Rowan and I are loading up our MP3 players with music. I have quite a bit on mine already, and I use it at work to drown out all the conversation and chit-chat around me ... but I've been adding to it.

I suspect that by the time we've finished, all or most of our CDs will be on our MP3 players.

And as for type of music ... my taste in music is very eclectic. I like having a wide variety on an MP3 player ... something for every mood.

Rowan's taste is quite eclectic as well, so I figure between the two of us we'll be able to listen to something different for weeks before we're back to the beginning of the list again.

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hah i must be an old fart as well great stuff
i also listen to pink floyd
led zeplin
planxty,
bob dylan
john prine .
ah loads more but not much modern stuff basically the best music in the world i grew up listening too.
books i listen to
the adventures of huckelberry finn pure magic
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I still have the songs I learned in the Boy Scouts in the 50's in my head.
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Dire Straits live version of Telegraph Road is like 15 mins. long, but flies because of the dynamics (fast/slow/fast/slow) and beautiful guitar work in it. Tunnel of Love by them is kind of similar.
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I like to listen to music that's typical in the area I'm visiting. I'm listening to Fado now to put me in the mood for my upcoming trip to Portugal. This helps me to brush up on my Portuguese, too.

Juan Peņa, 'El Lebrijano', is an artist who seems appropriate for touring here in Andalusia:

Dame La Libertad

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For those early morning starts, Pat Metheny's "Cross the Heartland" gets me cranking.
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Fast pace: Bush, old Linkin Park, Ravonettes

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Listen to the disc ABBA Gold just before you leave and you won't need the MP3. You'll have ABBA in your brain for the entire trip, singing all their favorites, and you'll save the weight of the player.
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You might like Katie Melua's version of On th Road Again. I still like Canned Heat's original, but that's just me.

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