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avatar Driving along in my automobile...
October 30, 2009 06:16PM
What do you listen to while driving through Yosemite?
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
October 30, 2009 08:15PM
Depends on who's in the car. If I'm alone.......



Old Dude
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
October 30, 2009 08:24PM
When alone, I roll the windows down and crank up the heater and try to drive as slowly as reasonable. Listen for sounds near the road.....such as little birdies.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/31/2009 04:03PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
October 31, 2009 12:11PM
Nothing. All distractions prohibited while taking in the beautiful views and dodging deer (sometimes).

Jim
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
October 31, 2009 06:51PM
XM5 on the way there, then once in the pretty part, radio goes off, and if it's not too cold, window goes down.
Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 01, 2009 06:35AM
Firebird Suite - Stravinsky
Appalacian Spring - Copeland
Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun - Debussy
Various Americana Folk

Volume set low so it enhances the visual experience instead of being distracting.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 01, 2009 09:27AM
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btnicholas
Firebird Suite - Stravinsky
Appalacian Spring - Copeland
Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun - Debussy
Various Americana Folk

Volume set low so it enhances the visual experience instead of being distracting.



FYI,
Along the western half of the Tioga Road, you can pick up a classical radio station:
KSXR at 91.7 MHz, operating out of Groveland/Sonora.
(It is a transmitter associated with Capitol Public Radio run by CSU,Sacramento.)
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 01, 2009 10:47PM
Well - the last time I sort of had to listen to my wife as we were going along.

I just listen to assorted local FM stations and various CD compilations I've got in my car CD changer.

I'm just waiting for this to happen on my next trip:



I noticed there's a version of this commercial for the right-hand drive version (called the Cherokee in some markets) and the commercial was completely changed to a right-hand drive car driving down the left-hand side of the road. I think they used all the same stuff by electronically changing the locations.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2009 10:44AM by y_p_w.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 01, 2009 11:39PM
I don't trust those bushy-tailed rats.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 02, 2009 09:50AM
Here's the RHD version - apparently this is from South Africa. Apparently the video is simply mirror imaged with a little bit of electronic manipulation (Jeep on the steering wheel is correct). Note that his wedding ring is on the right hand. They also used somewhat different voices including a squeaky voice for the squirrel.




Someone alerted me to the fact that the guy's watch disappears during the commercial. That's the same in both.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 02, 2009 09:52AM
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y_p_w
Apparently the video is simply mirror imaged with a little bit of electronic manipulation

Must be because they drive on the wrong side of the road.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 03, 2009 08:54PM
i'm with Frank.. i love to have my windows down (even in the winter) and blast my heater.. i love the cold and the heat at the same time. lol i listen to my homemade live concert of Hall & Oates, sldo Sting, James Taylor, Cold Play. David Byrne (Talking Heads), & some of Mos Def.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 03, 2009 09:54PM
Now I understand the avatar.



Old Dude
Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 04, 2009 07:49AM
That wolf is AWESOME! hehehe...

The first time I drove through Tuolumne (a long, long time ago, I can still remember...) Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" came on when I popped in the mixed cassette tape. Hmmm... maybe that was the beginning of all the wanderlust...

Otherwise, it honestly depends on what I'm doing: climbing = pump-me-up metal, hiking = fun pop with easy words to remember (I usually end up with a song in my head as I bop along the trail), cruising = jazz/classical (my BF loaded some classical guitar, Paganini I think, that I just LOVE!). No matter what, music does indeed play a role...
Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 05, 2009 10:24AM
John Denver, such as Country Roads, Rocky Mtn. High, Back Home Again, Eagle and the Hawk, etc.
Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 05, 2009 01:05PM
Is anyone else a Samples fan? I listen to songs like Feel us Shaking, Nature, Nothing lasts for long, Who am I, etc. to mellow out and forget about the real world while in Yosemite....
Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 14, 2009 11:12AM
Wow, Can I EVER answer this one!

I've been doing this for a few years now: As soon I begin to exit Groveland after my last stop before entering the Yosemite world, I pop Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony into the CD player ...

Absolutely the most ethereal, and glorious landscape of sound for just such a landscape of nature ... a perfect marriage.

It's a long piece, ... and with my driving, the 4th movement wraps up right about the time I pull along side Tenaya Lake on my way to TM.

I reserve that cd for some time now, for only that drive ...

Michael

Anvanho
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 14, 2009 03:11PM
I'm in the "window rolled down/radio turned off" group.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 14, 2009 03:16PM
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sierranomad
I'm in the "window rolled down/radio turned off" group.

Well, that's three of us! The coalition is slowly building.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 15, 2009 07:14AM
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Frank Furter
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sierranomad
I'm in the "window rolled down/radio turned off" group.

Well, that's three of us! The coalition is slowly building.

Four of us.

Jim
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 15, 2009 08:53AM
Here's a piece of information I may regret giving...but hey, were all anonymous, right? smiling smiley

I'm often crying when I enter AND leave the Valley; but for different reasons.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 16, 2009 11:41AM
I know what you mean. Last July when I drove back down Tioga Pass for the last time leaving the park I knew it would be at least a year before I could come back. Big time withdrawal symptoms.

Jim
Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 16, 2009 08:49PM
SierraNomad wrote:

"Here's a piece of information I may regret giving...but hey, were all anonymous, right?
I'm often crying when I enter AND leave the Valley; but for different reasons."





well, since you had more guts than I had ... guess I'll fess up ... yeah, me too



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/16/2009 08:49PM by Anvanho.
avatar Re: Driving along in my automobile...
November 17, 2009 07:03AM
Yeah, that's why I went ahead and mentioned it. Yosemite is such an incredible place. It has such a draw on you that reaches into your very being. I was sure that I wasn't alone...especially on this forum.

Jon
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