Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm

Random picture of the day

An appropriate choice: A picture for the Random series of car CDs.

I've only owned one car in my life, a 1999 Mazda Protegé which I bought new and still have. The car came with a CD player and I added a tape player. (Since, I've added an iCar.) I started burning a series of CDs called Random I, Random II and so on. Music specifically a) to be listened to in a moving car and b) to be played using the "Random" function of the CD player. I usually listen to the radio, but for longer trips the 14 Random CDs were my main listening until the rise of the iPod.

Each Random CD and Random CD case has a different color scheme, so I can easily distinguish them while driving. Pictures of me in my new car were taken in 1999 by Brian Westley with a Polaroid, and I played with them to various effects. This particular shot is run through the PhotoShop Sumi-e filter and first used on Random VIII.

Dave in car

Just for fun, here is the listing Random I, one of my favorite mixes:

1 When Will I Be Loved – Everly Brothers (2:02)
2 The Happy Wanderer – Bill Staines (4:08)
3 Streets of London – Ralph McTell (4:10)
4 Let Me Be There – Olivia Newton-John (3:01)
5 Courage & Conviction – Crazy 8’s (3:59)
6 For What It's Worth – Buffalo Springfield (2:39)
7 East Tennesee Blues – Buddy Spicher (1:18)
8 Fingertips 30 – They Might Be Giants (0:11)
9 Old Maid in the Garrett – Steeleye Span (5:55)
10 Bridge and Tunnel Girls – Peter Stempfel and the Bottlecaps (4:25)
11 Hitchin' A Ride – Vanity Fair (3:00)
12 Jamaica Farewell – Harry Belafonte (3:04)
13 Fingertips 18 – They Might Be Giants (0:06)
14 Monkey Vendor – The Tokens (2:45)
15 Once In A Lifetime – Big Daddy (3:42)
16 Pamela Brown – Leo Kottke (4:03)
17 People Are Strange – The Doors (2:11)
18 Robbery With Violins – Steeleye Span (1:50)
19 Soldier's Joy – Buddy Spicher (1:54)
20 Take A Chance On Me – Abba (4:04)
21 Underdog – Allen Toussaint Orchestra (1:55)
22 The Guitar – They Might Be Giants (3:49)
23 Wheels – Leo Kottke (1:45)
24 Living With The Dreaming Body – Poi Dog Pondering (3:54)
25 The Martian Hop – Joanie Bartels (2:37)

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