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May 8, 2011

Music on the TGO challenge

by backpackingbongos

I have recently started to listen to music when I am walking on my own.  Not all the time but there is nothing better to have something to hum along to when pounding out those miles on dull forestry tracks or minor roads.  On a long backpack there are often low moments when everything all looks a bit glum and you start dreaming of the comforts of home.  For me nothing lifts the mood better than a quick blast of a favourite tune (other than the sun coming out on a rainy day).

I will be taking my iPhone with me on the challenge but usually have it turned off to conserve the battery.  For music I have dug out an ancient Creative Zen mp3 player, a tiny little thing that runs off a single AAA battery.  Unfortunately it only has a capacity of 1gb which is tiny these days.  Therefore I have spent this morning re-ripping some of my cd’s to a lower bitrate in an effort to cram more albums on.  Here are the artists that made the cut.  I am sure that after 2 weeks in their company I will be pretty bored with them!