I received a wonderful birthday gift from The Man this year -- he has a way of knowing what I like and usually surprises me greatly. This year was no exception. I received a really nifty MP3 player!
I have often told y'all that I am not a techie so it took me a bit time to figure out this little goody. I am now truly enjoying it and working on loading it with favorite tunes. I'm getting help with that from a favorite author.
I've mentioned here before that I am a rabid fan of John Sanford's "Prey" Series and his hero, Lucas Davenport who is a quirky, wealthy, more educated version of "Dirty Harry." These are a great read if you like insidious villains and great ensemble of characters.
Somehow I missed the debut of Broken Prey -- life has a way of interfering with my reading -- which has one of the most amazing plots in the series and had just finished it around my birthday. It has an interesting subplot wherein Lucas' wife has given him an iPod and a gift certificate for one hundred songs for it. Lucas takes this as a challenge to come up The 100 Best Songs of the Rock Era and fiddles with the list throughout the book. The list can be found here. It's in no particular order "except that, as any intelligent person knows, any decent road trip will start with ZZ Top." Don't tell me what should or shouldn't be on it, it isn't my list.
However, it caught my imagination and the idea of putting together a really good selection for my upcoming road trip is really fun. One thing I definitely agreed with Lucas on was beginning with "that lil' ole band from Texas", ZZ Top -- they are a fav of mine and their sound is great for running down the highways and added a few more from Lucas' list. Since I love all sorts of music I added Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" -- definitely a road trip kind of tune.
I am opening the floor to suggestions. What do y'all consider your favorite road trip tune? Any genre -- from country to classical is fine!!! I'll look forward to seeing your responses.
And if you like a good mystery, give Lucas a try -- I think you'll enjoy this series!