Friday, July 28, 2006

Question for Drivers - Ambiance

What do you listen to while driving? (or, in passenger world, what am I going to be listening to while traveling in your cab?)

Music radio
Talk radio
Homemade cassette
Your own special music that you recorded to share your unique musical vision of the world with the people who ride in your cab, as you offer them the chance to buy one of your CDs as well?

6 Comments:

At 12:56 PM, Blogger CharterJames said...

In order of priority:
[Passenger preference]
[10.10 traffic/news if necessary]
Yankees game if available
Classical
Soft Rock (occasionally, just to take the edge off of continous classical)

 
At 2:41 PM, Blogger wil said...

1) Passenger preference (but I control the volume)

2) Coast-to-Coast-AM with George Noory (Art Bell on weekends)

3) Enya

4) Golden Oldies

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger bob said...

just the local commercial station in the morning for local news then BBC radio 2 in the PM.

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger london_cabby said...

Virgin Radio and all the BBC stations especially Radio 4.

 
At 3:56 AM, Blogger Crabbie said...

It'll range from the BBC World service to mid-90s east coast gangsta rap. It's really all according to the passenger, if I'm about to pick-up an old lady I'll switch away from Ghostface Killah in an instant.

The main thing for me is that I can not deal with commercial radio. Unless the car has a CD or tape deck, I'm listenting to NPR, the extremely good and eclectic community station (often underground hip-hop, reggae, or experimental late at night), or the community jazz (and blues on Friday night) station. That's it, those are the 3 stations unless someone asks for something different. I just can't handle radio ads, especially not over an extended length of time.

I never think to bring music I make, most of it isn't the kind of stuff I'd want to listen to while driving.

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger DC Cab Rider said...

Hey Crabbie, you can never tell, maybe that grandma's rock n roller. I can't stand right wing talk radio, but it seems just about every cab I ride in during the day is tuned in to one of those guys. I think that's about the one time I'd prefer a homemade CD of the cabbie's garage band wanna be stylings.

 

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