The coolest thing about meeting other travelers is the awesome array of new music you can be exposed to. The following lists of artists are really amazing bands that are mostly instrumental or rarely focus on lyrical content.
Click the name of the band for a link to a youtube video for one of their songs. I haven’t actually watched the videos because youtube is blocked here in china! But the songs should be the correct ones!
Explosions in the Sky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzIK5FaC38w
Lemon Jelly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch4vpSVhZBU
This Will Destroy You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qseh99s-yM
Boards of Canada http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXhmk9_hvb8
Masaaki Kishibe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiBcnNLtxKQ
Habib Koite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2rpa941q8c
Here in china I also learned about an amazing free music site where you can hear any song you want. It also lets you create playlists and recommends similar music to what you like through an autoplay-radio feature. That can be found at: http://www.grooveshark.com
Each one of those artists are amazing and totally worth listening to. I also have a top 5 songs playlist that can get me into a totally blissful state of mind which I use to visualize awesome things. Click these to get a grooveshark search on the song for easy playing.
If you’re not into music, you’re completely missing out on one of the greatest gifts in the world. Get some awesome music and love life!