QOTD: What Kind of Music is Your Car?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
qotd what kind of music is your car

Huh? No, really. Before you call me weird, please read this from The National Post. To summarize (for our time-challenged cubicle dwellers), Nissan employs a designer named Shiro Nakamura. As a cellist, Nakamura uses music to design cars. No, really. "The Nissan brand is more is more like jazz, pop or rock, whereas the Infiniti luxury division is akin to classical music." I'm not sure where that leaves the new FX50, though Wagner springs to mind. And I'm positive that the QX56… I was going to make a Mozart bowel movement joke here. Anyway, you get the idea. As corny as this seriously forced metaphor sounds, let's ride it like a Valkyrie. I drive a blue Subaru WRX wagon. For some perverse reason, the Subie reminds me of Andrew W.K. Often bloody, but unbowed. And manic. You?

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  • Akitadog Akitadog on Mar 18, 2008

    My MKV GTI is De La Soul, both hard and jazzy, but with enough idiosyncracies to be either hated or loved, with no in-between.

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Mar 18, 2008
    Edward Niedermeyer: My car? Well, it’s a 70’s Peugeot ten-speed bike, so I’d guess it’s the automotive equivalent of Eliot Smith. It has loads of indie cred, but it also kinda makes you want to kill yourself. I have one of those. Rode it Seattle to Boston in '75. Now if I could only find a Peugeot automobile of similar vintage... that would be jazz.

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Mar 18, 2008
    Jordan Tenenbaum : I honestly have no idea what kind of music a Volvo 240 Wagon is, but I’m sure I’d listen to it. Possibly Grateful Dead. Or else folk.

  • Tyler D Tyler D on Mar 18, 2008

    I'd hate to say it, but I believe my Camry is Rammstein. For a lot of the wrong reasons.