Kenny Chesney—'There Goes My Life'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

I’ve been on a country music kick lately, since I’ve been spending pretty much every waking moment either wrenching or thinking about wrenching. And for some reason, despite having a fairly diverse taste in music, I tend to gravitate towards country when I’m fixing automobiles.

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It’s soothing, and when I’m grappling with rusty bolts and resisting the urge to yell expletives in my garage, soothing is what I need.

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David Tracy

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).