Morning Light Rail Commuters Share Their Tunes With NewTimes

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Joe Chavez of Phoenix listening to music on his commute Friday morning on the Light Rail.
​These days, people are plugged in like The Matrix -- only they're plugged into their iPods, smart phones, and mp3 players rather than machines on an underground ship. Our detachment from the real world is never as obvious as when strangers are jumbled together in a public space.

And this especially holds true when it comes to public transportation.

Although you may be sitting elbow-to-elbow with a person on either side of you, a form of escapism lies within reach -- in your chosen soundtrack. And sometimes, folks are curious to know what their fellow passengers are listening to. So Up on the Sun rode the Light Rail from Phoenix to Tempe (and back) during Friday's morning commute, asking music listeners, "What song are you listening to?"

There was a huge variety in music taste as well as in the individual passenger portraits. Stay tuned for a list of suggested songs for the ride.



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Monica McDonald
Monica McDonald (of Scottsdale)
Listening to: "The Way I Are" by Timbaland



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Zach Barr
Zach Barr (of Phoenix)
Listening to: Howard Stern's talk radio show



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Brian Schnackel
Brian Schnackel (of Scottsdale)
Listening to: "Baby Hold On" by Eddie Money



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Avinash Bhashyam
Avinash Bhashyam (of India)
Listening to: "Love Mera Hit Hit" by Billu Barber



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Steven Merchants
Steven Merchants (of Phoenix)
Listening to: "Soul Power" by James Brown



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Cheryl Perkins
Cheryl Perkins (of Phoenix)
Listening to: "Jesus You're the Center of My Joy" by Fred Hammond



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Yoko Kamatsuka
Yoko Kamatsuka (of Japan)
Listening to: "M" by Big Bang



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Abi Vasquez
Abi Vasquez (of Mexico)
Listening to: "Bien Marihuano Y El Komander" by Marihuano y Enfermo



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Calvin Draper
Calvin Draper (of Mexico)
Listening to: "Go On Girl" by Neo



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Diana Deleon
Diana Deleon (of Texas)
Listening to: "Forever" by Royksopp



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Jay Jenkins
Jay Jenkins (of Mesa)
Listening to: All Songs Considered on NPR



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Teddy Saldivar
Teddy Saldivar (of Tempe)
Listening to: "The American Scream" by Alkaline Trio


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5 comments
CSC
CSC

That guy in the straw hat is pretty cute. ;)

Chase
Chase

Awesome piece, very nice photos.

Jeff
Jeff

This is a cool post!

Bill
Bill

Great feature. Loved the photos.

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