Jul 26, 2013

Music to My Ears

      Some of you probably know that I'm on a road trip with a friend of mine and the name road trip definitely lives up to its name - we'll be driving over 13 000 kilometers (8 000 miles) in 40 days. Among many other things important for a road trip is music and I'm definitely a music buff. If I HAD TO choose, I'd rather go blind then deff, so it was a given I'll take care of the music, which I did. With me I took 48 CDs, mostly filled with mp3 files.
      A good portion of those 48 CDs has full albums of various bands and artists and I'll just list a few of the most random ones. We have the Police, the Roots, Elevators, Bob Marley, Guano Apes, Manu Chao, U2, Klemen Klemen, Santana, Thievery Corporation, Lenny Kravitz, Ali En, Massive Attack, Magnifico, the Allman Brothers Band and Outcast for example, plus a whole lot of sets by Alex Mar, Richie Hawtin, Tomy DeClerque, Sven Vath, Dubfire, Dosem, Ian F, Sasha, Paco Osuna, Matador, Pascal Feos, Egbert, Chris Liebing, Barem - the list really goes on and on. Of course all of this apparently isn't good enough for my travel companion since yesterday while she was going through the CDs, she looked at me and asked: "Did you bring anything by Eagles??" Is this a joke? I brought 48 CDs, what more do you want from me, woman?? "No. I didn't bring anything by Eagles."
      Besides CDs with full albums, there's also a bunch of compilations with extra stupid and random titles, which made sense only when the pen hit the CD. For example: Don't Pop My Heart, A Little Bit of Everything, Compilation, Mix 2, etc. While driving around L.A., we were listening to one of the compilation CDs and after several tracks by Joris Voorn, Tiefscwharz, Funk D'Void, Ilario Alicante and other DJs alike, this song by Britney Spears came on. Veronika looked at me like I had green skin and huge tenticles coming out of my head. I did the most horrible and logical thing I could think of under pressure - I said: "I just put some tracks I found in my boyfriend's music folder on a CD, that's not mine." Since we were driving to Beverly Hills, the track seemed fitting so we turned up the volume - when in Rome. "One, two, three, something something CAUGHT INBETWEEN!"
      Despite the vast and diverse array of music, though, one gets fed up with everything, turns on the radio and finds out that the stupidity of radio advertising transcends national borders. "You know the feeling when your kids are still asleep on a Saturday morning and you want to enjoy yourself and sleep in, but you can't because you don't have any blinds? Well, they saved that problem for me at Mega Blinds. But they didn't just saved my life, they also saved me $90! Mega Blinds! Call 0800-ICANTBELIEVESOMEONEGOTPAIDTOCOMEUPWITHTHIS for Mega Blinds! Mega Blinds, they'll save your life - they did mine." Shoot me.
      When listening to the radio, radio commercials aren't the only thing you hear for the first time. If you're like me and you've been apparently living under a rock, you'll hear a bunch of songs for the first time, like this one. The chorus came on, Veronika was singing along and I had to ask: "Is she singing 'I am a dirty whore'??" Apparently she's not but it sounds a lot like it, so that's what I was singing (screaming) from the top of my lungs. In that moment, I reached for the bottle of Pepsi and since I'm not too keen on bubbles, I shook it to get them out. Unfortunately, I didn't know the bottle wasn't properly closed and stupid red bubbles started squirting and geysering everywhere. After seconds of wrestling with the bottle, I have successfully screwed the screw back on and looked around the car to see the aftermath. Pepsi was dripping off of everything and both of us, so I just screamed on: "I am a dirty whoooooreeee!"


We took a swim in the lake (Horsethief) and had the best possible company.

Keystone. Stuck in time.

Shire South Dakota

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  1. Great pictures yet again :) I like that you included Mt Rushmore, but also all the tourists. People watching is the best part of traveling. Apparently SD is where hobbits live... And I'm sorry you're in that part of the country. BORING! Cincinnati's much better ;)

    xo Ashley

  2. Your photos are fantastic! I've always wanted to go on a cross-country road trip and just drive down the open road with music blaring and see all the beautiful sights with my best friends. So jealous!
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  3. Gorgeous scenery.

  4. These are amazing pictures! Got me wanting to take a road trip!


  5. Hahaha hey Peet! Whoa 40 days travel to so many amazing places, it's so awesome I don't even know where to begin! HAHA BRITNEY SPEARS HUH?! lolol. Yes, I would love to kill Radio Stations just because of their ridiculous commercials. Half of the time those commercials don't even make sense and it simply pains my ear to listen to them!

    Those photos are awesome though I did spot the bunch of tourist taking pictures with their phone when they have their hybrid slr hanged on their neck! Did you put that in on purpose? Hahahaha <3

    Hope to hear from you on Monday! Please let there be wi-fi connection hehehe >D


  6. I say I would rather be blind than deaf and people give you the worst looks!
    You should own the Britney Spears track - I call them guilty pleasures ;-)
    I'm really enjoying your posts from your travels - your'e so descriptive I feel like Im there in the car drowning in Pepsi!!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  7. My bf was on a roadtrip half a year ago. They did the typical journey from LA to San Franscisco, San Diego etc. He loved it and he even uploaded some driving videos on youtube which are really lovely... And I'm looking forward to my road trip along the east AND westcoast soon. so please enjoy your time no matter with what kind of music :)
    Kisses <3

  8. Loving the shots from every leg of your journey! So many sites in the States that I've yet to see! And it wouldn't be a road trip without great music :)



  9. Bahahaha the dirty whore story totally cracked me up, you are so awesome!! :D
    The photos are beautiful, I'm so jealous, I want to go on a roadtrip through the US too! Have lots of fun! I'm excited about what else will happen with Veronika and you crazy horse in the car ;)

  10. wow! such an interesting road trip in the States =)
    Have fun whore(The whore story wayyyyy too funny) ! oppps have fun lovely :) hehheheee



  11. A roadtrip! That is still on my 'dream journeys' list :) I envy you!

  12. Loving your photos! Sounds like you're having a fun (and dirty) adventure. ;)


  13. From the list you've exposed (which I guess it's too short if you want to resume 48 CD's), what surprised me most was Manu Chao. Maybe because I see you there ... so far ... in your country ... I really need to open my mind and think we do not live in cages. Anyway, I'm stupid. But I wanted to tell you.

    And how is it that you didn't bring Eagles??? That's incredible. Hotel California is the best thing to listen while you're driving by United States.
    But of course, Britney Spears makes more sense XD

    Apotheosis with Pepsi + dirty whore!! I love it XDXD



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