I have been doing much more driving since moving here, and one thing I have noticed is that some kinds of music are more road appropriate than others. For example, I can listen to Rossini in the car, no problem. But Handel is a no. There’s a distraction threshold there that I’m not quite willing to cross unless it’s something so familiar that I can choose to not really hear it. So I guess on my next epic road trip the long playlist of bootleg Roeschmann recitals is out, unless I want to have a really interesting conversation with the cops when I get distracted by Lieder and run a stop sign or something. “I’m sorry, officer, but you see there’s this moment right after the repeat where she does this thing with the phrasing . . .”
(Just for the record, I am actually a very safe driver. No accidents, and not even a speeding ticket since I was 16!)
Anyone have any favorite or least favorite road music?