While the main focus was on local, national and international chess news, the main reason I did it was the opportunity to play music that I liked. While the only connection that the music had to chess was its appearance on The Chess Show, for those that remember the show, or for those who are curious, here is a list of songs that I played fairly regularly (in no particular order).
- Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
- Sowing the Seeds of Love by Tears for Fears
- Shangri-La by The Rutles
- This Charming Man by The Smiths
- Satellite of Love by Lou Reed
- Sweet Thing by Van Morrison
- Tribute by Tenacious D
- Underground by Ben Folds Five
- Wonderwall by Oasis
- Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
- No Aphrodisiac by The Whitlams
- Karma Police by Radiohead
I don't know what the modern equivalent of the "mix tape" is (maybe the mix pod?) but whatever it is, you can always use the above list as musical accompaniment to your chess study sessions.