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What is the first thing you play on your radio?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by ElSupreme, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I can't decide if I am going to blast NPR, or put some (electric themed) music on a stick. I might just go 100% 8 bit music. Electric Boogie is probaby the best first song.

    I can think of songs:
    Electric Boogie - Marcia Griffiths [Electric slide song]
    Electric Avenue - Eddy grant
    Danger High Voltage - Electric Six
    Electric City - Black Eyed Peas
    Electric Feel - MGMT
    Anything on 8bitpeoples

    Bands:
    Electric Light Orchastra
    Anyone on 8bitpeoples
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    There's been a variety of suggestions on Roadster threads and even for the Model S on this thread: Songs-for-Model-S-ad...?

    This is one of my favorites:

    That was posted back on 06-29-2010, but the song is still available on iTunes.
     
  3. MitchL

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    Ha! That's an interesting question. I actually had made "Maiden Voyage Mixes" on cassette for my first two cars (before I got married and instantly had no time for making mix tapes).

    The model S definitely warrants a special music track on delivery.

    I think I'll play lots of up-beat, but romantic music, since I wouldn't have such a spiffy new toy without buy-in from the wife :). I could start with some electric-themed track... perhaps music from the movie "Electric Dreams" (yes, I'm that old).

    I'm planning to get a friend to drop both of us (and maybe the kids) off at the dealership on delivery day, and we'll ride home together in the new car. Way better than having one of us follow the other back in the ICE car.

    /Mitch.
     
  4. clea

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    That reminded of an vinyl album i lost in a basement flood ... thx.

    I think i will download it in mp3 format and use the title track "Electric Dreams, Electric Sighs" from the Electric Dreams album by John McLaughlin for the maiden voyage.
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    "Mr. Roboto" by Styx! My 5-year-old son loves it so much that we start the school run every morning with it :smile:
     
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    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    I usually listen to audio dramas. I wonder what would be most suitable....
     
  7. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    Part of my wants it to be The Who: Won't Get Fooled Again
    but I have a fantastic driving history with The Village by New Order (from Power, Corruption and Lies)

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    Seeing how it is such a joyous car though, I think Ode To Joy, cranked to 11 would be more than appropriate!
     
  8. ryanjm

    ryanjm Tesla Podcast Host

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    Here's mine:



    And this is what I'll probably go with for the second song I play:



    After that, it'll depend on the mood I'm in (likely to be a really, really good mood :biggrin: )
     
  9. markwj

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    The Alpine units in Roadsters has an interesting 'feature' whereby if you sync the iPod/iPhone then connect it to the car, it forgets what you were last playing and plays the first track in the music library.

    Mine was: ABC (song for my kids). Not good.
    Mine now is: Theme music from Electric Dreams (labelled as AAA in iTunes). Better, but open to suggestions.
     
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    Now it would be "White Limo" Foo Fighters, but then i should get the S in white and not black....
     
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    They Might Be Giants :: Electric Car
     
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    1: Gary Numan - Are friends electric
    2: Gary Numan - Cars
    3: the Human League - together in electric dreams
    4: OMD - electricity
    5: Kraftwerk - Autobahn
    6: Kavinsky - Nightcall (Drive soundtrack)
    7: Diamond Head - It's electric
    8: Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
     
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    just for the line "No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from"
    I think it would make a good audio Tesla commercial too.
     
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    I'm hoping to be able to hear the electric motor so I'll drive around for the first while without any music. If I can't hear the motor, well I'll just enjoy the silence.

    When it does come time for some music, it'll probably be By Divine Right - Come for a ride.

    - matt
     
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    Great question. The selections are interesting and funny. I think the best choice would be "Chariots of Fire" as the rear license plate gets smaller and smaller while pulling away from the Tm store. LOL!
     
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    You'd think that since all of the cars will have flash storage for audio that Tesla would pre-load a "Tesla Mix" of licensed songs to show off the sound system in the car. On my last few Lexus' they would give you a "Lexus Music" CD with a good mix of music to play with as you took delivery of the car.
     
  20. PattyChuck

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    I think it apropos to play Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man". Otherwise, since I've got a longish drive home from the store, it might even be Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite" .
     

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