I love driving in Colorado and Wyoming. For one, when you plug directions into the GPS, it's like, "get on I-25, go straight for 83 miles." It's (almost) impossible for me to get lost. Then there's Rocky Mountain radio, which is a breath of fresh mountain air compared to the crap I get in the NYC Metro area. Maybe the playlists get repetitive here too, and they were just new to me. Maybe it's that when you're driving 80 miles an hour down the open road, (that's the speed limit in Wyoming!) a lot of songs sound good that otherwise wouldn't. But, man, I had a good time! Here is an annotated list of some of the songs I stopped on while scanning KBPI ("Rocks the Rockies!"), KOOL 105, 103.5 The Fox and more during my drive to Wyoming yesterday:
Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
Urgent - Foreigner
(You can never go home again, except apparently you can, because radio hasn't changed much since I left Wyoming in the 1980s).
Would - Alice in Chains
N.I.B. - Ozzy Osbourne and Primus
(Disappointing. I thought I was going to get an Ozzy song, then a Primus song).
Girl Crush - Little Big Town
(I had never heard it before in my life, could sing every line after one verse! Fascinatingly bad!)
Young Lust - Pink Floyd
America - Simon and Garfunkel
(Heck yes! Rocky Mountains, looming blue and snow-capped, to the West; golden fields of wheat and weeds to the East! America!)