Music and Travel

Michael Kiwanuka – THANK YOU to whoever signed him and brought his music to the masses! 
It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed music. I left living in the music capitol aka Los Angeles and somehow lost touch with good music, non-mainstream music, artists barely getting off the ground, etc. Thanks to Big Little Lies on HBO, I fell in love with Michael Kiwanuka – his track Cold Little Heart is the theme song.
I’m not a big itunes purchaser because it hogs space on my phone and I’m so lazy that I don’t delete it. Anyway, I like when music makes my ears really perk up and Michael Kiwanuka does that for me – as much as the stuff I’ve listened to thus far.
What does music have to do this blog? Music colludes with life’s emotions. Plus, I’m about to hop on a long flight. I know I’m going to be bored and uptight and it’s good to discover good music that helps me relax. This is not that pop music I might need for a run. This is clear my mind of all things stressful. It’s a little coffeeshop, but I think they pick certain music for a reason.
I like flights that are an hour. Anything more than three and I’m so annoyed and want to get on the ground as fast as possible. But that’s all out of my control, so I need cheap entertainment.
A Kindle was handed down to me and although it’s one of the first editions, I really enjoy reading off of it. The battery life is still great too! Taking too many books is a packing nightmare. Kindle with 3 books should do the trick. My mind tends to want to switch it up in flight. Plus, with the change in time, I don’t want to be that person who keeps the light on while my neighbor is trying to sleep.
Music: wrote enough about that earlier.
Movies: Long flights generally have great entertainment. I say generally because I was once on a 5 hour flight (beginning of the long flight zone, IMO) and they didnt have televisions. Myself and other passengers were rather shocked and disappointed.
Adult coloring book: Their name for it, not mine. I went to Costco and bought a 42 piece coloring pencil set for like $8 one day. Coloring is something to do when getting restless.
I fly coach or business. I may upgrade when I get to the airport, but I’m also trying to keep on my budget. As long as I get to my destination all should be well with coach!
I plan on writing a blog on how to pack light for travel in a separate blog coming up soon!