The only advantage of the usual 10 to 12 hour day is the longer weekends that come about as a result of that. It's a time to sleep, to cook, to write. A time to go target shooting, to spend time with loved ones if they are in town, or simply to go wrap an airplane around the sky while keeping the G forces to somewhere between "warning, warning, possible brassiere failure" to "I think I just ruptured some organ I will need later".
Someone asked me what I have on my IPOD for flying of the inverted variety (I 'm aerobatic qualified, not to compete, just enough to wrangle an airplane around the sky once in a while). When I visit home, Dad usually springs to rent an airplane so I can take him up. He's the only one of the family who likes to do that, the boys preferring to be out at sea or underwater for long periods. Usually though, the photos we take during such flights got us in trouble with Mom "(isn't the blue part supposed to be in the TOP of the picture?" or "please tell me this was a telephoto lens.")
But as far as the music selection in vacant airspace. . . . .
It varies, but the current top ten, OK make that eleven, selection is as follows:
(1) Eagles - Already Gone
(2) Evanescence - Imaginary
(3) Beethoven Sym No.2 in D, Op.36: 3. Scherzo. Allegro
(4) Z.Z. Top - La Grange
(5) Nat King Cole - Straighten Up and Fly Right
(6) Herbert Berlioz - Rob Roy Overture
(7) Benny Goodman - Stomping at the Savoy
(8) Led Zeppelen - Black Dog
(9) Cranberries - Dreams