Audiophiles in Family Units


It’s no secret that I love music.

Music makes the day go by a little easier. Music makes work less tedious. All work can be tedious if you’ve done it long enough. Music makes the routine tasks less routine.

Music will keep you sane.

Have you ever gone on a road trip…with your family?

Everyone who has ever been in a family unit will know how it is when two members of the unit are battling with each other, battling over willpower, battling over space in the back seat, battling over breathing room and elbow space. Maybe it’s brother and sister. They just look at each other and the hate rays start flying from their eyes. So taking brother and sister on a road trip could be like traveling in a small metal box with badgers inside. You know before you start it won’t be comfortable, and it could prove to be deadly; however, if you bring the right mix of music along, the trip could actually be enjoyable for everyone.

And then if sharing the music doesn’t work, there’s always the headphone option.

God bless the human being who invented headphones! With headphones we can all listen to different music at the same time. We won’t interrupt each other, and we won’t annoy each other. Little brother can listen to his Emo-Screamo, and little sister can listen to her Pop-Forty, mom can listen to her Mike Bubble, and dad can listen to his SoundSlave AudioGarden, and no one will get fed up with the other’s choice of music.

Headphones=happy family.

Headphones=non-deadly road tripping.

Oh yeah, and snacks—bring lots of snacks.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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