View Poll Results: What do you prefer while traveling?
Rock 26 35.14%
Country/Western 19 25.68%
Folk 10 13.51%
Jazz 17 22.97%
Classical 11 14.86%
Books on Tape 8 10.81%
Talk Radio 14 18.92%
Nothing, we talk to each other 6 8.11%
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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Music for the Road

OK, we don't seem to be getting many Airstream tunes in my other thread. Not surprising, really. So how about your favorite traveling songs? Here's a quick list.

"40 Miles From Vegas," Southern Culture on the Skids
"Last of the V-8s," Slaid Cleaves
"Six Days on the Road," Steve Earle
"The Highway Cafe of the Damned," Austin Lounge Lizards
"King of the Highway," Norton Buffalo
"Travelin' Texas," Shake Russell and Jack Saunders
"Rusty Old American Dream," David Wilcox
"The Road Goes on Forever," Robert Earl Keen
Anything by Ken Nordine

With 15,548 songs in my iTunes playlist I could go on for pages, but I want to find out what my fellow 'Streamers listen to while traveling.
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Old 01-30-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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Music for the Road

Friends who have traveled with me and looked through the CD case in my tow vehicle have often remarked that my music collection is eclectic. Some of my favorite traveling music includes:

Corvair Baby (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
Me and My SS 396 (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
Indian Reservation (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
Hungry (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
Louie, Louie (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
Night Train (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
New Orleans (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
I'm Not Your Stepping Stone (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
Legend of Paul Revere (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
We Gotta Get Out of This Place (Paul Revere and His Raiders)
The Night Chicago Died (Paper Lace)
Billy Don't Be a Hero (Paper Lace)
25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago)
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is? (Chicago)
Feelin Stronger Every Day (Chicago)
The Streak (Ray Stevens)
Gitarzan (Ray Stevens)
Motel Song (Ray Stevens)
Beep Beep (The Little Nash Rambler) - - (The Playmates)
Please Mr. Postman (The Carpenters)
Tuxedo Junction (The Andrews Sisters)
Shoo Shoo Baby (The Andrews Sisters)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (The Andrews Sisters)
Rum and Coca-Cola (The Andrews Sisters)
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (The Andrews Sisters)
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (The Andrews Sisters)
I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (The Andrews Sisters)
AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (The Andrews Sisters)
Chattanooga Choo Choo (The Andrews Sisters)
Lullaby Of Broadway (The Andrews Sisters)
Begin The Beguine (The Andrews Sisters)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 (The Andrews Sisters)

Just about anything by the The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra, including:

Darktown Strutters Ball
Maple Leaf Rag
Glad Rag
Albany Bound
The Ballad of the Good Life/Mac the Knife
Funeral March of the Marionettes
Alexander's Ragtime Band
In A Minor Mood
Medley Schmedley
Fascinating Rhythm
Humpback Boogie
Sweet Georgia Brown
Stars and Stripes Forever
Summertime
The Real Wooly Bully
Primal Tonic

As you might guess, I am a Free Wheeler so usually am traveling alone with the CD Player going almost constantly.

Kevin
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Pat Metheny, Weather Report ( the band, not the "weather report"), Ray Charles, Yellowjackets, Latin Jazz, and my Classic Jazz Collection CD set bought at Costco. i-pod is next.
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Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra. I love it! I've bookmarked the site and will purchase some of their CDs soon.

Weather Report is one of my favorites. Saw them live in 1974. Great show.

Am I the only one here who has heard of Ken Nordine? Check out http://www.wordjazz.com. He has 23 half-hour radio shows available for downloading.
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There's some great songs on the Trailerpark Trobadours albums. You can get them on the Airstream website. "Living in Aluminum", "My Baby whistles when she walks", ...
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Old 01-30-2004, 07:27 PM   #6
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Well, I couldn't really answere the poll, because nothing applies to our situtation.

Now in fairness, we have only driven the airstream home from where we purchased it, but my lovely wife didn't want anything on the radio, because she needed to hear when the old ungreased bearings ground solid and the tire fell off. She also wanted to hear the exploson of the 30 year old tire as it blew off the rim. And of course she wanted to hear the car behind us hit the trailer because of questionalbe temporary wiring.

But we couldn't talk to each other either, for all the above reasons, plus the fact that she wanted to have if towed home, and I said no, we can do it.

Bruce

(P.S. hi tin, and thanks again)
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I really can't answer the poll ... Petunia and I listen to many different styles of music ... except for Rap and Wagnerian Operas.

On the way home ... during our first tow with our new AS ... we listened to Mose Allison. Classy and smooth ... just like our trailer.
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Daytime (when Mom and the kids are awake):
Johnny Cash, classic rock, bluegrass.

Nighttime (when I'm the only one awake):
Motorhead, The Clash, King Crimson...

The poll doesn't work for me either...

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Old 01-30-2004, 10:04 PM   #9
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How about My 32 foot RV, by Ray Stevens. Really funny.

Also:
Anything by Dave Alvin
The new Allman Bros CD, hittin the note.
Big House
John Prine
Jimmy Buffet
Lyle Lovett
A.J. Croce
The Amazing Rythem Aces
Jimmy Thachery and the Drivers


These are some of my favorites.
Don
PS: I got a Bose Acoustic wave radio for the Yacht, Killer sound !!!
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You've got to be from Austin! If not you need to get down here. Most of the artists you mention either are from the Austin area, or play here live regularly. You even quote Hank Hill, who lives in Arlen, which is definately ' South Austin'. Great play list, come visit us and I'll see you get a 'keep Austin Weird' bumper sticker for your Airstream. Mike
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Photobitstream,
You've got to be from Austin! If not you need to get down here. Most of the artists you mention either are from the Austin area, or play here live regularly. You even quote Hank Hill, who lives in Arlen, which is definately ' South Austin'. Great play list, come visit us and I'll see you get a 'keep Austin Weird' bumper sticker for your Airstream. Mike
Mike, I'm from Kerrville. Lived in Austin for five years before moving to California. I was a staff photographer at the Kerrville Folk Festival for 10 or 12 years (the memories are kind of fuzzy), which explains my playlist. One of my buddies in Austin (also a Kerrvert) has a 1960s Bambi. My in-laws live in Marble Falls.

Don't know when I'll make it to Austin (or Kerrville) again. My motorsports photography business keeps me swamped from March through November. I'll definitely look you up when I do. I need me one of them Keep Austin Weird bumper stickers.
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Ok, here's my traveling/trucking cd

Born to be Wild.....Steppenwolf
I Get Around..........Beachboys
Truckin...................Grateful Dead
Route 66................Asleep at the Wheel
Six Days on the Road...Flying Burrito Brothers
Miles and Miles of Texas.....Asleep at the Wheel
Old 55.....................Eagles
White Line Fever......Flyiing Burrito Brothers
Thunder Road...........Bruce Springsteen
Running on Empty.....Jackson Browne
Nothing but Time........ Jackson Browne
Drive South................John Hiatt
Manhattan Island Serenade.... Leon Russell
Shakey Town............ Jackson Browne
West Texas Highway...... Lyle Lovett
Down That Dusty Trail......Robert Earle Keen
Midnight Rider.............Allman Brothers
Travelin Texas...........Shake Russell
Running Down a Dream.... Tom Petty
On the Road Again.........Willie Nelson
Roll Me Away..........Bob Segar
Tumbling Tumbleweeds........Sons of the Pioneers

Thanks to my ole college roomate Dave for sending me this great traveling CD collection in honor of the '78 Dodge Van that we traded back and forth for 20 yrs.
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Madonna, definately Madonna. OH! And Barby Streisand -JUST KIDDING! I SWEAR...(I'm fixin to get my ars kicked in here.)

Kevin - I am impressed with your eclectic taste in music. just never heard of Paul Revere and the Rifles...was it?

I get a kick out of the number of people who haven't taken their AS out yet, that is other than the maiden voyage home. Which is the boat we're in. We didn't listen to anything, because

1) i had never towed anything other than a friends jet skis before.

2) we picked it up in the Ozark Mountains, just big hills, but not at all flat. I was sure something would go wrong.

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3) the anti-sway system sounded as though we were ripping a hole in the trailer every time we made a turn. Scared us to death. Nope. No music for that trip.

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Ron, I had my Airstream delivered to the house as a condition of sale. Then it was a big ole yard ornament/hobby for amost 3 years before I took it out on our first trip this summer. So a lot of the songs I listened too were on the house speakers. Mike
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