Day to Day host Alex Cohen and I had the same sensation while driving out to interview film composer Alexandre Desplat.
We were listening to his score for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the spare, melacholy music was soothing our traffic-addled brains.
I love driving to movie music; you get to pretend that your own life is somehow worthy of cinematic grandeur. Maybe you're driving to meet a lost love who you met a decade ago on a platform at the Gare d'Nord in Paris (instead of picking up dry-cleaning). It's the little ways we daydream to deal with the insanity. Woah, watch out for that jogger!