Postcards….from the edge (7)

If you’re driving through the bleak and bleary landscapes of Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana during winter, you have to take great care with your ipod playlist. Lest you go insane from the combination of dreary scenery and sounds.

Skip the likes of Sarah McLachlan. Diana Krall. Coeur de Pirates. The Donnie Darko soundtrack. And the, ahem, Carpenters Christmas music.

To combat insanity, you will need Gipsy Kings. Or Nelly Furtado. Something with a beat. Something that moves.

Maybe even Tom Jones or Dolly Parton.

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