So the question is: what music do I want on my iPod? There's going to be times I really want a change from the eerie electronica of much Antarctic inspired music (that's a whole other post), or the huge library I have of music about sailing. I know there are friends and readers out there who will have great ideas so bring 'em on. I won't have access to wifi so there's no point in referring me to Spotify or iTunes unless you're recommending or have made a specific playlist.
This is stuff I will need to buy, download and put on my big silver iPod. Yes, I'm going to use that because it's much easier on battery life and therefore on the ship's power systems. (When you live afloat you never stop thinking about power consumption.)
I have pretty wide-ranging tastes though I'm not likely to want much rap, and especially not the women-hating lyrics. Otherwise, I'll listen to anything once! As for audio books: I've never really got into them but if you have some great suggestions, I'm interested.
I want music to help me sleep off watch when Europa is banging through a storm, and music for beautiful sunrises. Sounds for an iceberg watch or just for hanging out.
Some readers and friends know much more about music than I do and listen widely to what's coming out now from all over the world. Add comments below so everyone can see. I'm looking forward to all your suggestions.