Soothing the savage

Seeing as this is an ongoing self-improvement project – see here and here for previous comments – I thought I may as well report on how the mellowing out of the driving is going.

And the answer is…fairly well, actually!

That is, I have found (to my surprise) that I actually own or co-own rather a large trove of mellow music – including, but not limited to, Michael Franks, Paul Hanmer – and Trains to Taung in particular – Norah Jones, and an album called Sunday Morning Chill that we got in Canada in 2005 in a Marie Claire magazine as a giveaway.

And that’s just a couple of days worth of playing stuff in my car….  But do you see a trend?  All jazz – and smooth jazz at that.  Means I know which seam to mine – and there’s still a fair bit in the collection, unsampled lo, these many years.

I’m going to enjoy the next few months of driving.

My passengers may even enjoy it with me, instead of closing their eyes and ears and desperately wishing they were somewhere else, which is what normally happens.

Groove on, comrades!


About Ed Rybicki

Ed is a 60-ish virologist and biotechnologist, formerly a Zambian and presently a South African. He is into family, virology, biotechnology, science in general, science fiction in particular, photography, red wine, wearing loud shirts, 70s rock, blues and smooth jazz...and telling stories. Sometimes, interesting ones. And writing for his own amusement.
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1 Response to Soothing the savage

  1. Ed says:

    …and this just in: Herbie Hancock makes for seriously good mellow driving as well!

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