2 Pages V   1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Good Traveller ?
Ben Higgins
post Sep 9 2011, 09:49 AM
Post #1


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



..or not ?

I've got to drive up to a gig this afternoon.. I'm giving myself longer for the journey because it's Friday and Birmingham (where the gig is) is notoriously bad for traffic.

My question is, do you cope well with long journeys or do you hate travelling ?


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
The Uncreator
post Sep 9 2011, 10:59 AM
Post #2


Fire Up The Blades, Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 8.933
Joined: 6-March 07
From: St. Petersburg, Florida
Member No.: 1.304



Not too long ago I had to make a 10 hour round trip drive in one day. I was driving through some not so familiar places at time so the scenery could be nice, and I also had music blaring nice and loud, so I actually quite enjoyed it. Driving along the highway, listening to my favorite tunes, nice time to myself.

My theory is, If I can listen to music while I do it - I'm set.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Sep 9 2011, 11:05 AM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 9 2011, 10:59 AM) *
Not too long ago I had to make a 10 hour round trip drive in one day. I was driving through some not so familiar places at time so the scenery could be nice, and I also had music blaring nice and loud, so I actually quite enjoyed it. Driving along the highway, listening to my favorite tunes, nice time to myself.

My theory is, If I can listen to music while I do it - I'm set.


Yeah, the music makes all the difference doesn't it ? The difficult thing for me is I still only have a cd player in my car so I can't change the album unless I stop somewhere ! rolleyes.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
The Uncreator
post Sep 9 2011, 11:10 AM
Post #4


Fire Up The Blades, Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 8.933
Joined: 6-March 07
From: St. Petersburg, Florida
Member No.: 1.304



Yeah I only use CD's anyway cause I love how it sounds better. My CD player has a little cubby hole though where I can keep about 3 CD's at the ready so I can change em out as I go. On long drive I usually bring long albums with me, Dream Theater, Between The Buried And Me, Opeth, and then a couple random albums.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Sep 9 2011, 11:12 AM
Post #5


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 9 2011, 11:10 AM) *
Yeah I only use CD's anyway cause I love how it sounds better. My CD player has a little cubby hole though where I can keep about 3 CD's at the ready so I can change em out as I go. On long drive I usually bring long albums with me, Dream Theater, Between The Buried And Me, Opeth, and then a couple random albums.


Haha, yes if I know I've got a long drive I'll have an Opeth cd ready too laugh.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SpaseMoonkey
post Sep 9 2011, 11:23 AM
Post #6


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 951
Joined: 8-May 11
From: Warren, Ohio
Member No.: 12.764



I'm not a huge fan of traveling, I live a very short distance from work and I can't stand driving it. Now that I think of it the guitar shops are about 3 times farther and I love those drives. laugh.gif I just load up on some good driving tunes when I have to go long distances for whatever reason.

The only thing that can make or break me going would be the weather, I'm not a fan of driving in a thunderstorm. Also snow I had a few bad experiences, one time I was on a long open road and everyone was creeping along because the road turned to a sheet of ice. Next thing I know half the cars were in the ditch, I was pretty shaken up watching that since I thought I was going to get hit.


--------------------
Guitars:
Ibanez RG920QM (Black Ice) , Ibanez S770PB (Natural Flat) , Ibanez RG470XL (Black Perl) , Squire IV Jazz Bass (Sunburst)
Gear:
Kemper Profiling Amp , Mesa Mark 5:25

My YouTube Page.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Saoirse O'Shea
post Sep 9 2011, 12:16 PM
Post #7


Moderator - low level high stakes
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.173
Joined: 27-June 07
From: Espania - Cadiz province
Member No.: 2.194



Well living in Spain I tend to regard anything less than 2 hours in a car as local and a long drive here for me would be over 5 hours. We've driven, with a few overnight stops, from The NE in England to Plymouth, got the ferry to Santander (N Spain) and then driven down to Cadiz. Not sure how far that is but its over 1000km.

I spent 18 months in the UK when I lived in the NE but my place of work was in Cheshire. I used to get up at 6am in the NE and drive to work on a Monday to be there for 9am. Stay with friends for the week and then drive home on a Friday, starting at @5pm and getting home about 9 (lots of heavy traffic). On quite a few Monday mornings I'd have a meeting in Cardiff or London and so I'd drive there from home instead, usually setting off at about 4am. If it was Cardiff I'd then drive back to the office in Cheshire at the end of the meeting.

When I was in the UK I also regularly had to drive from the NE to Southampton as my wife's family lived there - about 7 hours in a car. I can still remember one trip, just me and my daughter who was 4 at the time. Ten miles after we had set off to Southampton she asked, 'Are we nearly there yet? How long is it going to be?'. She kept that up every five or so minutes. I finally lost it just south of Newbury (about 5 hours), slammed on the breaks and told her to shut up, something I wouldn't normally do. She was so shocked she did shut up - for about 1/2 an hour and then started again. I'd given up the will to live by then though. We got to Southampton at about 10 pm and my daughter was still wide awake. My wife, who had flown down 2 days before, told me she was tired and left me to sort out our daughter and settle her for bed.

This post has been edited by tonymiro: Sep 9 2011, 12:16 PM


--------------------
Get your music professionally mastered by anl AES registered Mastering Engineer. Contact me for Audio Mastering Services and Advice and visit our website www.miromastering.com

Be friends on facebook with us here.

We use professional, mastering grade hardware in our mastering studo. Our hardware includes:
Cranesong Avocet II Monitor Controller, Dangerous Music Liasion Insert Hardware Router, ATC SCM Pro Monitors, Lavry Black DA11, Prism Orpheus ADC/DAC, Gyratec Gyraf XIV Parallel Passive Mastering EQ, Great River MAQ 2NV Mastering EQ, Kush Clariphonic Parallel EQ Shelf, Maselec MLA-2 Mastering Compressor, API 2500 Mastering Compressor, Eventide Eclipse Reverb/Echo.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 9 2011, 12:37 PM
Post #8


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



I got used to traveling in between 1 and 4 hours to gigs, so it's not a big deal when going there. The biggest problem is returning in 6 in the morning and carrying gear, but well, tomorrow everything is OK.


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Sep 9 2011, 01:20 PM
Post #9


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 9 2011, 12:37 PM) *
The biggest problem is returning in 6 in the morning and carrying gear,


Totally !! biggrin.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gitarrero
post Sep 9 2011, 03:03 PM
Post #10


Accomplished Rock Star
Group Icon

Group: Student Instructor
Posts: 4.051
Joined: 24-June 08
From: Rottweil, Germany
Member No.: 5.361



When I got Music or audio books, I just love travelling.
To get the new job I have now (by the way, the first week was pretty great, my new colleagues are really nice and are all very interested in the new guy from up north laugh.gif ) I had to attend three job interviews. Since I was still working at my old job at that time, I had to drive 550 km to the interview (took about 6 hours), then I got interviewed for one hour and I drove 6 hours back. I listened to loads of audiobooks at that time wink.gif


--------------------
Check my band project with fellow GMCer VilleFIN
Facebook
Youtube
Soundcloud
Twitter
Instagram



Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Daniel Realpe
post Sep 9 2011, 03:34 PM
Post #11


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 5.655
Joined: 11-October 09
From: Bogota
Member No.: 7.694



Yeah, music and driving can be a really great combination for long journey, and you can sing out loud! biggrin.gif


--------------------
Visit my:
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
Gustav Mahler


Subscribe to my Youtube Channel here
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sinisa Cekic
post Sep 9 2011, 10:38 PM
Post #12


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.649
Joined: 15-October 08
From: Belgrade,Serbia
Member No.: 6.085



I've traveled so much that I felt sick when should sit in the car! wacko.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jstcrsn
post Sep 10 2011, 01:42 AM
Post #13


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.641
Joined: 29-March 08
From: kansas, USA
Member No.: 4.733



I love driving out of town,
and the smell of a different city early sat.or sunday morning when there is no traffic
my last trip I drove ( with a 10 and 8 ytr. old , my daughters) from beaufort S. Carolina to kansas in a strait shot( half way across the US) --23 and a half hours,the last two hours I cheated and had a cafeine drink

This post has been edited by jstcrsn: Sep 10 2011, 01:43 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Sep 10 2011, 09:51 AM
Post #14


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.069
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



I use to be inside the studio or my home for days so when I have to do a journey for a gig or something I really enjoy it... the more far the better for me... smile.gif


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 10 2011, 03:00 PM
Post #15


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 10 2011, 10:51 AM) *
I use to be inside the studio or my home for days so when I have to do a journey for a gig or something I really enjoy it... the more far the better for me... smile.gif


Yeah, gigs can experienced like traveling/excursions often smile.gif


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Sep 10 2011, 03:54 PM
Post #16


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Sep 10 2011, 01:42 AM) *
from beaufort S. Carolina to kansas in a strait shot( half way across the US) --23 and a half hours,the last two hours I cheated and had a cafeine drink


Ouch !! Thant's what you call a long journey !! biggrin.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 10 2011, 08:09 PM
Post #17


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Indeed, 23 hours is more like an adventure man smile.gif


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fran
post Sep 11 2011, 12:50 PM
Post #18


Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.837
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 3.338



I like travelling, but I hate driving long distances alone!


--------------------
Guitars:
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Amp:
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Effects:
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 13 2011, 11:21 AM
Post #19


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



I love traveling with the band biggrin.gif but the thing is, if we get to ride a train for 12 hrs, we turn into mad monkeys and scare people off, so as long as it's under 7-8 hrs, it's ok I guess smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Sep 13 2011, 12:54 PM
Post #20


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 13 2011, 11:21 AM) *
I love traveling with the band biggrin.gif but the thing is, if we get to ride a train for 12 hrs, we turn into mad monkeys and scare people off, so as long as it's under 7-8 hrs, it's ok I guess smile.gif


Yeah, trains do weird things to you.. for some reason I really enjoyed using the London Underground when the band went to London. Although not so sure i'd like it at night.. wink.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V   1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th January 2017 - 03:24 AM