Feb 7 2008, 15:41 di hdsander
Lug 24 2007, 3:37 di zvyezdaI tried to think back on my life year by year in order to pinpoint the songs that really resonated at the time.
Any given song isn't necessarily from a given year, but each one is one I coveted during a particular year of my life, listening to it repeatedly. I can think of many more that could be included, especially for more recent years when I worked in a record store and heard music from all over the spectrum. Anyway, here's a more focused list of (mostly) rock listening habits. I'll leave classical, experimental, and international music for some other journal entry.
1981: The Tide Is High/ Blondie
I saw them perform this on the Muppet Show, and that moment, I was out of my kiddie world and into pop music.
1982: Don't You Want Me/ Human League
On an overnight fieldtrip to a nature preserve, the girls in my class and I marched around the prairie paths singing this song.
1983: Rio/ Duran Duran
Addictive and elusive, this song was a bit hard to catch on top 40 radio and I was too cheap to buy records at the time.
Mar 3 2007, 7:31 di uberbjork
Nov 3 2006, 4:02 di thewilyfilipinoFiddling around with three programs that automatically make iTunes playlists: MusicIP Mixer, Soundflavor, and The Filter.
Some thoughts (by no means a professional review):
MusicIP Mixer (formerly MusicMagic Mixer) is easily the most customizable program of the three, especially if you pay for the professional version (which I didn't). Want to alternate between loud and quiet songs? You got it. Don't want songs by the same artist in the mix, or want to keep the songs in the same genre? Done. Want to delete a song that doesn't quite work. Go right ahead. And I'm only scratching the surface here, since there are several shuffle algorithms that can be used. The only "drawback" is that you'd need at least two nights in a row for the program to analyze your tracks (say, for a library of 3,000 songs).
Soundflavor is more of a plugin (it also seems to take up a lot of CPU power, alas). Rather nifty interface which you can use independent of the playlist-creation function…
Set 27 2006, 21:43 di eringloriaIf my life were made into a movie, today, here's the soundtrack.
What a Wonderful Man
Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken
Falling in Love
Harder to Breathe
FavoriteAll the Umbrellas in London
Getting Back Together
Love will Tear Us Apart Again
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Learning a Lesson
Anthems For a 17 Year Old Girl
Walk On the Moon
Once in a Lifetime
Big Time Sensuality
Long Night Alone
For the record, My Life As A Movie would be fucking boring, but with a kickass soundtrack.
Set 24 2006, 12:42 di indiesarah