After letting my podcast idea stew, I think I’m getting a better idea of what specifically I want to focus on with the “Rutgers bus playlists”. However, I need to figure out what people actually listen to. I’m prepared to actually ask people on the buses what they’re listening to, but before I start awkward conversations and am trapped on a bus with people who I might have aggravated by interrupting their music time, I’d like a better sense of what people listen to, when they listen, and on what buses. I have a lot of classes on Douglass and College Ave, so I ride the F bus a lot and I figured it’d be a good starting place, but if you guys could provide me with some information I might get a better sense of where I could focus my attention and initiate the, “excuse me, I’m doing a project on what music people listen to on the bus and could you please tell me what song you’re currently listening to?” conversation.
So. Please feel free to comment (please please) with the following information:
a) what music you listen to on the bus (with specifics)
a.2) or if you don’t listen to music, why
b) what bus (route and time of day) you listen to music
c) what your friends would answer these questions with
d) any other thoughts you have on the music – does it affect your mood, do you feel weird when you don’t listen to music, are there times when you choose not to listen to music, etc.