Preferred music when driving/currently listening to...?
At the moment it is Radio 4 and then (from 9am) iPod on shuffle on the way in (if I am in a classic with an FM radio, the Elan doesn't have one at all) and then the iPod on shuffle, followed by Radio 4 (from 6.30pm) on the way home. The shuffle element means it can throw up anything from Buzzcocks to Mussorgsky. If I get a new album in, I'll play that non-stop for a few days, but the fuel price has severely curtailed my CD buying and the last one, I think, was probably Red Barked Tree by Wire.
evening I listen to Magic 105.4 I love mellow magic.
morning it has to be LBC 97.3 or some classic Rap.
It depends where I am. If in London, amongst the frustrating jams, my preference is classical or soul ballards to sooth the traffic smog. Otherwise it's something more upbeat - usually keep a couple of compilation cds in the car.
Sadly, my BMW's cassette player has long since given up the ghost – otherwise it would be some combination of New Order, REM, Bowie, The Charlatans, Blur and A Certain Ratio – but there's some great stuff on Absolute Radio's ’80s and ’90s shows in the evenings. Lots of happy memories. I turned on the other night just as The Stone Roses' Waterfall started. And to think that I had a ticket for Spike Island but couldn't go...
Chief tea/maker, C&SC
Currently... Radiohead - Kid A
Call me strange,but I am finding myself listening to Smooth Radio in the morning,with lots of 70`s hits,my favourite being
I am not in Love by 10 cc, Don`t go breaking my heart Kike Dee/Elton John,Wishing on a Star Rose Rose that tune always reminds me when I first bought a Ferrari Dino,it was playing on the way back in the car,Robert Plant Pictures at Eleven..The Log.
Well I have to say James got it about right from the top.
First, remember commercial radio is 50% commercials and 'look-at-me-I'm-in-showbiz-and-I-laugh-at-my-own-jokes' half-wits, and the rest is lowest common denominator pop.
So, although the original question was what MUSIC do you listen to, and Radio 4 is not a music station, I agree with James.
There is a time and a place for intelligent debate, gardening tips, or Stephen Fry, as there is for The White Stripes, Frank Sinatra or Queen. Just don't play Elgar's Enigma Variations Nimrod while tackling mountain roads at high revs, the music's resulting hypnotism will have you wrapped around a tree in no time.
Keep the debate going, but there are some tunes for some drives, and the reverse!
The OH yesterday bought me the Goons CD. Should be good in the traffic (I know it's not music), but a very viable alternative.
a car radio navigation system is a very nice item for your requirement, navigator you to everywhere, and listen music by the way.
Depends on the journey. But on the 430-mile slog up to Glasgow on a Friday evening it usually goes along the lines of: PM on Radio 4, followed by something electronic and loud on the iPod, before slowing down with some rock/90s pop (from Metallica Guns and Roses, Pulp, Blur, Smashing Pumpkins and Rage Against the Machine), then back to Radio 4 for the news at ten, followed by more electronic beats for the last hundred or so miles from Carlisle. If I catch the midnight news something’s held me up and I'm not happy...