Music Epiphany & Request

There is almost always something to recovery in everything I do, thus the reason that I journal/blog. For instance, I wrote a comment on Music is My Life, Music is My Trigger by @hopefilledaddict . I had an epiphany. Recently, I’ve been angry, frustrated, “restless, irritable and discontent”. I may have found out the cause of my moods and a solution.

While I enjoy all kinds of genres of music (250+ GB of it), I tend to change it up depending on my mood. I have a few artists in each genre.  Instead of just getting the song, I get the whole album. I haven’t mastered the art of creating playlists (really, aren’t you a computer geek?  It can’t be that hard!)

For a while now, I’ve been listening to Country Music (98.1 FM – The Hawk). For instance, every time I hear, “Humble And Kind” by Tim McGraw , I have to prepare myself.  I literally cry (a flowing river) every time. The lyrics just tear me apart. When I’m driving on the back roads to work, it’s not good!  There are a host of others.

Lately, I’ve changed it up to a local hard rock station, 92.5 FM – KBG – Binghamton Rock . I love songs like “Call Me When You’re Sober” by Evanescence . The latest is “Heathens” by 21 Pilots , for obvious reasons. But there are other artists, as you can imagine listening to a hard rock station, that must instill and provoke the angry side of me.  Coupled with listening to it driving to work doesn’t help when everything at work falls apart when I walk in the door!

But here is the problem.  I have an old 2007 Toyota Corolla which has the stock (manufacturer’s) radio.  It has a CD player but I can’t seem to get it to play a CD that I’ve created.  I spent HOURS looking on the Internet, downloading stupid, despicable programs and can’t come up with a solution. Perhaps my fellow bloggers may have a suggestion or solution?

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