So this is the dilemma. I know we will be on the road for 6 months and that there are a trillion cultural music experiences to breath and hear. In fact I want to find the festivals and hopefully downtown halls and village centres where the local bands tread. I want to put the radio on and hear southern counties folk, although we are not there but maybe the equivalent. What do they play on the radio in outback of Quebec. I just tried it and it was all foreign to me, literally, its in French. So maybe tune into some west Californian vibe.
Anyway, I know that along with the sights, smells, taste and the local people, its the music that one has to embrace. But I am defined by my music and to not take some on the road is like leaving my personality at home. Yeah, I know, not a bad idea if I am not to offend the locals. But music is the food of life. So I have been re-editing my playlists to try and get that right balance for our road trip. I thought this might be a good starter as we are a family out there trying to navigate the highways and the low days. Missing our bigger family and friends. So why don't you take it for a spin and let me know if its a good choice.
I also thought that might fit in with the initial Canadian ambience and the long stretching journeys up into the mountains. But it is only a part of me and does not represent my diversity and eclectic music choices. So I thought what else would comfort me. This song would be for the times I need to remember what Rachel does but also all those other people in my life that touch you and remind you, that maybe music is the food of life but people are our oxygen.
So lets here some suggestions. The impossible task. Two songs for a road trip with family or your friends or yourself.
I retired about 5 years ago. I had been in the Mental health industry for my whole working life. I put my spare time into art, writing and photography with mixed success. I found that I had a great capacity to be idle and I would love to teach this to other people. The opportunity to spend this amount of time together as family in these modern times is rare. I will miss my older kids and Buddy and my close friends.