I primarily listen to classical music. Because I wasn't allowed to listen to modern music growing up, and grew up playing classical music, it is really the root of my musical obsession. I mean, I named my recent daughter Eroica, and my first Adagio, so nothing about this statement should really be too revealing. The only radio station I listen to is KUSC, which is Southern California's flagship classical station, if not the only one left. Aside from being the primary soundtrack to my life, as I do listen to a lot of indie music in the betweens, I use it to center myself before shoots, or shows, or events, or whatever performance before which I may need centering.
While KUSC has many "bounce" stations, from Palm Springs to Morro Bay, there are none in San Diego, where I was yesterday, and I needed it. I scanned the radio stations for an equivalent, but only found hippity hoppity music, a little severely dated "rock", some Jesus stuff, and a bunch of people speaking Spanish, so I resorted to my cds. I was about to throw in Sigur Rós' Valtari when I remembered some Beethoven sonata cds I had compiled as calming driving music for the birth of Eroica (during which we ironically only listened to Sigur Rós [I just found https://vimeo.com/53394874 by accident, so now I'm crying]).
Piano Sonata No. 17, in D minor...
... and that pretty much summed up our day.
When we parked the car at the beach, the sun was out and there were a few little clouds on the sky. It wasn't warm, but it wasn't cold, so I left the wool trench coat and the towels I keep in my car for models.