Sunday, June 28, 2009

music on the road

We're almost home, there will be tons of unpacking, laundry, and preparation for the week ahead to do when we get there, so I'm not planning on much computer time. Meanwhile with most of the family sleeping and Mike singing along to the radio, I've got the blackberry and it is time for a final on the road post.

We've heard some really good music on the ride home. The Climb by Miley Cirus has become a favorite for all of us. We've been a "Christian Music Family" for about two years now, we are big fans and look forward to going to Disney's Night of Joy for the second year in a row. I have to say, I'm enjoying listening to some of the variety in the music we've heard on this ride home though. We've certainly heard a lot of Michael Jackson. I am not one of the billions of people who bought the Thriller album, and I am one of the billions of people who think he was a kook, but you cannot deny his talent. The music brings back a lot of memories.

When Cindy and I were in high school we'd write notes to each other at night and tell each other what songs were on the radio as we cruised the dial. It seems like I might've been able to find a better way to spend my time, and yet here I am 20+ years later basically doing the same thing in a new high tech way. Just since our Cracker Barrel lunch stop we've sung to songs such as Really love to See you Tonight by England Dan and John Ford Coley, An Innocent Man by Billy Joel, Hotel California (twice), Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood, plus REO Speedwagon, Sheryl Crowe, and many more, not to mention all of the Christian radio songs thrown in for good measure. I really like could anyone not?! My goal for the week is to figure out how to get some songs on my mp3 player...I've actually had it since November!!

Here's my challenge for you...if you've never listened to Christian music...give it a try (Casting Crowns is our family favorite...Jonathan introduced them to his cousin Sarah on this trip and she downloaded two of their songs onto her computer). On the other hand if you only listen to Christian music...take my advice, it's OK to change the station once in a while. Remember variety is the spice of life.


Smith Schoolhouse said...

on road trips we often break out the Bob Marley, Steve Miller Band, Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, and even sometimes the Pink Floyd. I think there are others too but those are our major road trip tunes. prayers for safe travels!

ann marie said...

i never listen to christian music, except for in church...maybe i'll give it a try

Cindy said...

I also remember writing the time we wrote the notes-referred to as "our time" because it differed from the actual time! Just for the record too it wasn't like we didin't talk to each other on the phone at night too! we just had a thing about communicating I guess!

Tiffany said...

I want to hear the Miley Cyrus song. I've heard that it's good. Actually, I really want to see the movie too. How lame am I?

DebiH. said...

I haven't seen the movie yet (Hannah Montana) but LOVE the soundtrack. Scott keeps plenty of musical variety going on our road trips! I have to admit I am partial to country music when not listening to Christian music. Even in Christian music, there are lots of lesser known artists that are amazing too.