Sorry about the cheesy title but im in the process of sorting out choonage for my Round the World Jaunt and i couldnt think of anything better!
Anyhoo, to cut a long story short.. i have the task of cramming my ipod with enough quality to keep me entertained while im away and i was wondering what you all thought.. I know we all have different tastes but has anyone had a "moment" listening to a song while travelling? One moment that will stay with me for a long, long time was when i was travelling through the Alps from Austria into Italy... staring out the window listening to massive attack - unfinished Sympathy...
Another was listening to Kosheen during the pepsi island music festival in Budpest back in 2002... as the sun went down over the stage and i was surrounded by God knows how many German metal fans who were there to see Iggy Pop!
Anyone have similar experiences?
How about trying to find music from the places you are going before you go Music is such a big part of most culture, I think it could be great to get to know the countries your going to visit through the music. ..
One suggestion - put 'Loveless' by my bloody valentine on your ipod. It's the one album i would listen to constantly when i had to make 9hr train journeys down south, makes for ethereal/beautiful listening. Sounds silly but it made my tiring long journeys down to the New Forest an experience as i could just sit & watch people and places pass by. Dunno if you've ever seen the film Lost in Translation? But i remember getting a shiver down my spine when they used a couple of tracks from that album to accompany the blurry cityscape shots of Tokyo, it would make for a memorable soundtrack to the quieter parts of your trip.
I could recommend a million albums, i'll have get my own ipod up to scratch soon too!
I would go for Manu Chao! Happy, energetic music, which always reminds me of the road trips through sunny and warm southern europe.
Calexico is quite relaxing for long waits amd/or long travels...
Both never disappear from my mp3-player and top the 'most played list'.