Taking off in July music requests

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 18:47
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G'day folks,
Not on here for some time (been watching though). All go for 12 months around Oz starting July. Practice runs have been mixed but can now say I'm ready. What I am having trouble with is music selection. Give me your suggestions please. As I drive out it will be 'On the road again' by Willie Nelson. Your thoughts appreciated.
Hope to see you 'on the road'.

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Reply By: Steve in Kakadu - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 18:53

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 18:53
Audio books that's all we need.
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Follow Up By: Arlo - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 18:59

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 18:59
Thanks Steve
Just stay where you are and I will borrow some about August.
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Reply By: Member - John - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 19:26

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 19:26
G'day, get a couple of mates to load the playlist from there IPods to yours, set it on random, and have the next button close handy, an interesting way to hear new/old tunes........ Good luck with your trip......
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Reply By: Crusier 91 - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 20:49

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 20:49
"Pull'in out the pizza burger, roll'in down the eastern sea board"


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Reply By: Crusier 91 - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 20:53

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 20:53
"Sade" for night driving
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Follow Up By: Crusier 91 - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 20:58

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 20:58
Smooth operator and Desert sands by Sade............... Killer sounds in pitch black night driving.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 21:07

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 21:07
"On the road again" is good for a start.

I've got an iPod with over 2,000 songs, that I mainly use at night, when AM broadcasts are either non-existent, or mind numbing. Sometimes I just like the peace 'n quiet too, and admire the scenery.

"Top Gun" soundtrack is good one to get the blood flowing, if you're getting doughy. Nearly as good as a 30 minute stop.

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Follow Up By: Gronk - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:37

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:37
How do you accumulate 2,000 songs without spending days at it !!
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 17:42

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 17:42
Ha ha, probably years, not days, Gronk.

Bought an iPod about 7-8 years ago, loaded many of my CD's onto to it, then added "a few purchases" from iTunes. :-)

With that many tracks, don't always hear them all..........something happens, operator error, and it all starts back at track 1.

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Reply By: Member - johnat - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 21:48

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 21:48
Asking other people you don't know for music suggestions is fraught!

Seriously, get stuff that you (and partner) like and don't argue over and go with that!

IF the previous is not possible (because either you or partner are intractable) then try the radical approach of "talking to each other"!

FWIW, music on the drive is a distraction from the subtle signals sent by the motor/body/transmission about the current "state of the vehicle", and can easily mask a disaster in the making.

Some of the worst arguments I ever had with Ex (and, yes, there's part of the reason she's "ex") were related to the radio, its tuning and music selections.
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Follow Up By: OBJ - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 07:42

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 07:42
Agree with you totally. On our first trip around Oz, we only put music on once, to settle a discussion about the words in a Joe Cocker song. Played half the album and went back to talking and listening to the highway. Much more soothing.

Needing to ask everyone else what should you take musically is a bit puzzling to me. If you don't know what you'd like to her now, before you leave, there's not much point in taking anything. 'On the Road again' seems a bit corny.

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Follow Up By: Arlo - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 17:50

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 17:50
Thanks OBJ
I agree. Just put the last touches on the trip, was feeling good and just threw it out there. My IPod is already loaded and ready.

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Reply By: gbc - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 09:25

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 09:25
The best of Johny Cash is a non negotiable for me :)

Aussie musos for road trips :

The Pigram Brothers
The Waifs
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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 09:51

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 09:51
Arlo,

We have a large selection of audiobooks which we listen to on our expeditions. I find audiobooks easier on the eyes than printed books - maybe it is just me!

The ones I prefer to listen to are those dealing with Australian history. 'The Dig Tree' by Sarah Murgatroyd, for example, made our trip through the regions covered by Burke and Wills so much more meaningful and interesting.

'Batavia', 'Eureka', 'Ned Kelly' all by Peter Fitzsimons are also excellent and well written audiobooks which cover regions that you will be traversing.
If you relax at a faster pace you can get more relaxation in for a given time.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 13:39

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 13:39
Do you actually listen to the books whilst driving.

I would consider that a distraction similar to talking on a mobile.

Nearly as bad as the guy on a forum who asked the best place a screen on his dash so he could watch DVD's on boring roads.

I kid you not.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 13:46

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 13:46
I don't find it any more of a distraction than listening to the radio.

If you relax at a faster pace you can get more relaxation in for a given time.
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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 17:16

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 17:16
+1 listens to books when driving alone. I prefer to hear the vehicle telling me what it is doing. Change in engine note may signal some potential problem, rattles indicate something amiss.
I also don;t like the radio on, for the exact same reason - it masks the subtle noises that indicate the performance of the engine and the entire vehicle.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 19:10

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 19:10
See the thought of peter Fitzsimmons sharing a car with me and talking the whole time makes me want to bite my steering wheel ;)
He does write novels better than opinion pieces though haha.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:45

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:45
Hi Arlo

We are just back from six months around. We up loaded every CD we own as well as those of our friends. Total of over 174 days of continuous music. Set to random and go...

Strange thing is we only listened to it for a total of about 6 hours (we did listen to a bit of radio when we got to towns - news, weather and that sort of thing). It is the most Time I have spent talking to my wife and 2 boys ever.

What ever playlist you decide on take it with you - but don't be afraid to turn it off.

Enjoy your adventure, we did!

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Reply By: Member - i'machocoholic - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 14:37

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 14:37
Don't think you can go past an iPod. We have 21000 songs on ours, it's a mixture of all genres and includes audio books. We both have our faves so I've created Playlists and whoever is driving, well it's their choice for the music. Don't think I've ever listened to all 21k, but I'm happy to not be limited for choice!
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 17:29

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 17:29
There is definitely a psychological relationship between humans and music and we all respond in different ways, which makes music choice such a personal thing. I find music either affects my mood, or my mood affects what selection of music I find appealing or suitable at the time. We collect music from the full range of genres and generations and categorise it all in playlists that make it easy to find a mixed list to suit a particular mood or environment. I agree with others though, that often when travelling, especially outback that "nature" is the music of choice (ie. no music). You would also need a lot of music on a long trip to avoid repetition, which (unless you're a teenager), you might find tiresome. Good luck with it!
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Follow Up By: Arlo - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 18:34

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 18:34
Thanks Michelle

The post really reflected my great joy at finally putting the finishing touches on the trip and so I just threw it out there. I probably could have expressed myself better. I have drawn a lot of invaluable information from this site so THANK YOU.

I shall now become a fully payed up member and hope my small contribution allows for your great site to grow and prosper.

See you in WA about December.

But now I am going to listen to the 3 songs on my IPod.

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Reply By: Member - tommo05 - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 20:01

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 20:01
iPods.. what a luxury...

First time I drove across the Nullarbor as a 20 year old all we had was one Creedence Clearwater Revival cassette.

Took me quite a few years before I could listen to CCR again

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Follow Up By: Arlo - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 20:20

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 20:20
tommo

Can I borrow it mate?

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Follow Up By: Member - tommo05 - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 20:27

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 20:27
LOL it wasn't mine Arlo, and if I'd had my way it would have been thrown out the window somewhere where it would never be found again!

Not that I don't like Creedence, but that was a bit much...

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Reply By: Slow one - Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 21:33

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 21:33
Arlo,
how about some music from your dad or yourself. Arlo and Woody Guthrie ride again.

Travis Sinclair, Beccy Cole, Shane Nicholson, Brad Paisley, Darren Coggan, Kristofferson, Slim D, Luke O'shea (Drovers Wife), Busby & Marou, Twine to name just a few.

and the list goes on depending what you like.

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