Monday, September 26, 2011

On the Road

I'm still not back home, but up at a friends in Redwood City. I just wanted to check in and say what a truly fine time I had. The fellowship was superb, and I had many adventures, took a million bad pictures (really, one day my auto stabilization was completely turned off . . .) and will be sharing more soon.

But for now, I just wanted to say what a gift music can be when you're traveling. Today the weather was perfect and I drove Highway One along the glorious California coast from Fort Bragg all the way down to Redwood City. singing all the way.

Below is my album list, I put them all on my iPhone, hit shuffle and let the music accompany me down the coast.

It really was a perfect day.

While not to every one's taste, for me it was an ideal mix. Looking at it should give you an idea of where my musical head was today, so what would you add to this list? I'm just curious if you have any additions.

One more note, some of my favorites you may never have heard of are in italics.

Bob Dylan-Nashville Skyline
the Byrds-Sweetheart of the Rodeo
the Cowboy Album
Don Edwards-West of Yesterday
Donovan-Gift From a Flower to a Garden
Donovan-Sunshine Superman
the Eagles-Greatest Hits
Emmylou Harris-Duets
the Everly Brothers-All Time Original Hits
Front Range to Back-Red River
George Jones and Tammy Wynette-16 Biggest Hits
Guy Van Duser-American Finger Style Guitar
Hazel Dickens-Pioneering Women of Bluegrass
Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton-
Honky Tonk Angels
Ian and Sylvia-Greatest Hits
Iris Dement-Infamous Angel
Iris Dement-My Life
Jimmy Buffett-Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
Jimmy Buffett--Havana Daydreamin'
Jimmy Buffett-Living and Dying in 3/4 Time
John Denver-Rocky Mountain High
Johnny Cash-Live at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash-the Essential Johnny Cash
the Kingston Trio-36 All Time Greatest Hits
Leon Russell-Hank Wilson's Back (a GREAT album)
the Mamas and the Paps-16Greatest Hits
Merle Haggard-16 Greatest Hits
Michael Martin Murphy-Playing Favorites
Nitty Gritty Dirt band-Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Paul Simon-Graceland
Paul Simon, Art Garfunkle-Parsley, Sage Rosemary and Thyme
Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits
Peter, Paul and Mary-Peter, Paul and Mary
a Prairie Home Companion-Soundtrack
Randy Travis-Always and Forever
Randy Travis-High Lonesome
Randy Travis-Old 8x10
Ray Charles-Genius Loves Company
Ricky Skaggs-the Essential Ricky Skaggs
Roy Rogers-a Tribute to Roy Rogers
Ry Cooder-Jazz
Tammy Wynette-Stand By Your Man
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris-Trio
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris-Trio II
Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash-Storytellers Live

And if a day with this kind of music
sounds like your version of Hell on earth,
I just don't know what to say!
(yes Jonna, I'm talking about you . . .)


Judy and Emma said...

I might throw in a little Kenny Rogers. :)

Merikay said...

I enjoy music, but I do not seek it out. I do not have an iPod, nor a play list. I tried to learn to play a guitar once, but discovered there was no music in my head.

Gypsy Boho said...

Nice play list. I think I would have enjoyed it, too.

Jonna said...

Actually, most of it sounds perfect. I'd skip through the Disney, Roy Rogers and Donovan, but the rest is wonderful! Also the drive, what a fabulous drive and a perfect month to do it. I'm a bit jealous in fact.

Donna K said...

I like your list. Russ would have to add in some Willie Nelson and I would probably add a few old time gospel albums but other than that, we'd be good to go! I like your range and diversity. Oh, I might add some good piano music...I like it all as long as it's not hard rock, hip hop, Gangsta rap, etc.

Glad you had a fun time. Looking forward to pictures.

Michael Ultra said...

Looked like a good list. No Billy Joe Shaver? I'm a little surprised' Anything by Iris Dement, especially with John Prine. Maybe we will groove by the fire someday.