What is on your iPod?

I have thousands of songs on my iTunes, so I love to play dj and pick and choose what I’d like to move to my iPod. However, when I’m not traveling, about the only thing I have on my iPod is an audio book, usually a mystery that I can listen to when I walk. I’ve become quite a fan of a number of UK mystery writers, like Ian Rankin, Elizabeth George, Peter Robinson, and Martha Grimes (an American who writes very British mysteries). American mystery writers I enjoy include James Lee Burke, John Sandford (only his Virgil Flowers series), and John Deaver (only his Lincoln Rhyme series). In addition to listening to mysteries when I walk, I also enjoy a number of podcasts, like “Fresh Air,” “Authors on Tour,” “News from Lake Wobegon,” and “Bill Moyers Journal.” I also listen to a couple of Buddhist podcasts.

When I’m on the road, I load that sucker up with all sorts of goodies. Since my tastes in music are varied, you’ll find many different types of tunes on my iPod. A lot of classic jazz, of course, like Miles and Trane. Always that, but also the likes of David Gray, Decemberists, Snow Patrol, Ben Harper, Five for Fighting, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, The Fray, Sun Kil Moon, and O.A.R. And, of course, I nice selection of the classics: 50s rock and roll. Get the picture? All sorts of tunes for all sorts of moods and situations.

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