We are home. Nice to be here, too. I love visiting Kelsey, and I thought the musical was well worth the trip … but that LA traffic! UGH.

Anyway, Jameson chose the majority of our music to and from Irvine, and Dan and I chose a couple of things. See if you can figure out who chose what. (Doubtful, I think.)

The Real Group (a full album) ♦ Soundtrack to the movie: The Lives of OthersClassic Yo-Yo (from Back to Appalichian music) ♦ Fiddler on the Roof (the “ho-hum” New Broadway Cast with Alfred Molina – I like the guy, really I do, but he just sounds wrong to me. Probably just my problem!) ♦ Six by King’s Singers ♦ Sunday in the Park with George (full musical with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters) ♦ Heroes (Philip Glass ♦ more Philip Glass (piano music) ♦ Naive and Sentimental Music (John Adams) ♦ Soundtrack to the movie Hero (Tan Dun), ♦ and then tracks from: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Simon & Garfunkel, Soundtrack from The Royal Tenenbaums, Soundtrack from The Life Aquatic, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Boston, Queen, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins

(Am I missing anything, Dan?)

No, there isn’t a lot of classical music; I tend to skip over most of that music because the dynamic range is just to great for the car noise.

The final hour was spent in silence. Well, car noise and silence.


  1. How long is the drive to LA? I have no perspective of distances in California!

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    The drive can vary greatly. It took us about seven hours, I think, to get to Irvine, which is about 50 miles (?) south of LA. Sometimes it takes longer, sometimes not quite so long. Getting TO LA isn’t bad if one is driving only to UCLA; the traffic occurs right after that. But boy is their traffic. It once took me over 2 hours to go 50 miles. My husband said it took him 2 1/2 hours to go an even shorter distance once.