Soundtracks for a walk around the world

Many are asking me – So, you will listen to a lot of music on the your walk around the world, won’t you?  I really don’t think so. Two equally important reasons: first, most of the times, I’ll need to pay attention to what’s going on around me; second, will need to preserve my power sources at all times, although I will carry an universal solar charger for the camera, laptop and phone. But that doesn’t mean I will not listen to music at all while on The World Photo Tour. How could I? I love my music!

Others are asking what music will I listen to while walking, assuming that the answer will be in connection to something that will energize me. Well, it will be that as well, but I always enjoy variety in music.

So here’s a list of bands and artists that will get me though all the good and the bad times alike.  From rock to electric, from classical to jazz, from bossa nova to blues and raggae, here it is all, British, Romanian, French, Australian, German, Irish, Russian, Portuguese, Hungarian and everything else. And the list will grow as I will discover more amazing sounds on my journey. No specific order in what follows. It’s as I will listen to it, completely random, but divided in some chapters that make sense to me.

Always good to listen to music

Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Cream, Chuck Berry, Deep Purple, Pantera, Queen, Dire Straits, Rage Against the Machine, Johnny Cash, Fatboy Slim, Prodigy, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Chris Rea, Depeche Mode, Ramones, Jefferson Airplane, Police, Freddy Mercury, The White Stripes, Jethro Tull, Oasis, Nirvana, The Cardigans, System of a Down, Joe Satriani, B. B. King, The Corrs, Radiohead, Pantera, Beatles, Tool, Florence and the Machine, Tenacious D, ZZ Top, Interpol, Pearl Jam, The Doors, Gorillaz, Allman Brothers Band, The Cranberries, Scorpions, Korn, Uriah Heep, Billy Idol, Rolling Stones, Kiss, Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Eric Clapton, Limp Bizkit, Frank Zappa, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Jamiroquai, David Bowie, Guano Apes, Judas Priest, Animals, Beastie Boys, Iggy Pop, Queens Of The Stone Age, Phil Collins, Mew, Blur, Lacrimosa, Franz Ferdinand, The Verve, Anthrax, Children Of Bodom, The Who, Lou Reed, Clawfinger, John Lennon, Morphine.

Smiling at butterflies and fluffy clouds music

Django Reinhardt, Bob Marley, Mika, Charles Aznavour, Alanis Morisette, Bjork, Blur, Tom Jones, Nouvelle Vague, Plain White T’s, The Cat Empire, Cakecutter, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Iron and Wine, Batlik, Perez Prado, Carlos Antonio Jobim, The Vandals, Goran Bregovic, Francis Cabrel, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Josie Cotton, Eddy Grant, The Rezillos, Gérard Lenorman, Gotye, Matt Rach, Gene Kelly, Edith Piaf, The Clash, Tankcsapda, Nina Simone, Cypress Hill, Bob Dylan, A-Ha, Peaches, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Jacques Brel, Ben Howard, Smut Peddlers, The Drums, Patricia Kaas, Louis Armstrong, Emir Kusturica, Gramatik, The Courteeners, Bobby McFerrin, Wham, Princess Chelsea, The Datsuns, Carla Bruni, Frank Sinatra, Joe Dassin, Outkast, Baz Luhrmann, Elton John, Turbonegro, Richard Howlez, Zaz, Morcheeba, Roger Alan Wade, The Zombies, The Misfits, Cesária Évora.

A bit of classical, always sure to make me float

Henry Purcell, Tomaso Albinoni, Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Orf, Gioachino Rossini, Ludwig van Beethoven, Edward William Elgar, Terry Tucker, Georges Bizet, Sergey Rachmaninov, Frédéric Chopin, Ennio Morricone, Amadeus Mozart, Nigel Kennedy, Sergei Prokofiev, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, Gustavo Dudamel.

A good transition to the next chapter, as it is always a tradition in Vama Veche, Romania – the sun always rises on Bolero.

Romanian Bands, Artists and Composers, because home is not always where you make it

Alexandru Andireş, Subcarpaţi, Cargo, Ada Milea, Celelalte Cuvinte, Paraziţii, Alternosfera, Conexiuni, Blue Nipple Boy, Gică Petrescu, Alexandrina, Luna Amară, Taraf de Haidouks, Ciprian Porumbescu, Gheorghe Zamfir, Viţa de Vie, Pasărea Colibri, Iris, Tudor Gheorghe, Zdob şi Zdub, Desperado, Şuie Paparude, George Enescu, Timpuri Noi, VH2, Khidja, Phoenix, Vama Veche, Silent Strike, Maria Tănase, Urma, Sensor, Deceneu, Stelu Enache, E.M.I.L., Gheorghe Dinică, Zob, Luigi Ionescu, Zale, Sarmalele Reci, Liviu Vasilică, Nicu Alifantis, Spike, Grigore Leșe, The Mono Jacks.

And some bands and artists I heard in Harrogate

Matt Goldberg, Crafters, Dan Burnett, Isi Dee, Lence, Paul Middleton, Pony and Trap, Farrah, Rob Reynolds.

So there you have it. Almost all the music I love so far.

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