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Monday (1/31/11) 10:10pm - ... wherein Peter discusses driving music.

A question from happywaffle on this post:

If all your audiobooks are scratched and NPR is taken over by terrorist monkeys, what would be your driving-in-the-car music?
Damn, dirty monkeys.

Actually, sometimes I *do* listen to music in the car.  Often after any kind of social event, I'm too stressed to concentrate on audiobooks or podcasts, so it's music instead.  Generally, though, I like driving to the same innocuous & sadly-outdated pop music I always listen to; often I just put the iPod on shuffle and let it go.

Some examples of songs that I like for driving:
Nowheres Nigh - Parts & Labor
The Mercury Craze - Subtle
Beanbag Chair - Yo La Tengo
Help I'm Alive - Metric
Teenage Nights - The Nice Boys
Nu Tones - Nomo
Death of a Tune - The Hidden Cameras
All I See Is the Sun - The Kingdom

... and of course the 2009 DJ Earworm mash-up.

(Or I'll just throw on Innervisions for, like, the zillionth time.)

Side note:  when I went to Rice for a wedding this past October, I had to listen to the Connells while I was driving around campus, just for old time's sake.

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From:biscuitpig
Date:Tuesday (2/1/11) 1:30am
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"Monkey Home Companion" is actually pretty funny. So is "Wait Wait Don't Monkey." And "Monkeyplace" is very informative. Give it a chance, Peter. Don't be a hater.
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From:hujhax
Date:Tuesday (2/1/11) 11:45am
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In all fairness, "Monkey Talk with Ook and Ack" really has taught me a lot about how to fix monkeys.
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From:biscuitpig
Date:Tuesday (2/1/11) 1:27pm
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Me too! Me too.
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From:fraeuleinchen
Date:Wednesday (2/2/11) 8:43pm

Help I'm Alive

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I love that song... can't help it! That tune has barbs, I tell you!
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From:hujhax
Date:Wednesday (2/2/11) 10:44pm

Re: Help I'm Alive

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:) !
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