Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hey Mister DJ, Put a Record On...

I haven’t written about my iPod troubles here yet, because quite frankly, they are boring. Long story short, my iPod Mini died. We had to send it back to Apple. After a few hassles and some red-tape (and $100) they sent me a brand-new one. Brand-new meaning all my songs are gone. Bye-bye songs.

At first I thought this was a pain in the ass, but I’ve learned to be happy about it, because quite frankly the old mix was getting stale. Comfortable but stale. Change is good.

But I am lazy. SO lazy. I spent some time thinking about what to put on it and searching for songs and adding songs and I’ve managed to put about 150 tracks back on, but I’ve now I’ve lost my energy for it. This morning I found myself wishing that I could just pick a few random people and pass over my iPod and say, “Put stuff on it now, please.”

So. Why not do just that? Thus, I give you Project Playlist.

Here’s how it works. You send me a list of 10 songs (you can just put them in comments) that you really like right now. I’ll make them into a Playlist on my iPod under your name. Fun!

Now, please don’t feel pressure to be cool about it. Anybody who knows me, knows I’m so NOT cool about music. In fact, if you send a really cool list, I’ll still put it on under your name, but I’ll totally skip through the songs until I end up with one that’s just cheesy and singable enough that it allows me to forget that I’m on the subway during morning rush-hour.

Just to take the pressure off and prove how NOT COOL I really am. Here’s a sample of 10 songs that are already on my iPod. Feel free to use them on your own as your “Beaches” Playlist. If you can handle it. Which you probably can’t. It’s that bad.

FYI – these all come from two existing Playlists on my iPod called Cheddar and Pop, and these are not the most embarrassing selections that I have on there, only the most selections embarrassing that I’m willing to admit to in this public forum.

1. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
2. Africa – Toto
3. Shake it Off – Mariah Carey
4. It’s Not Right, but It’s Okay – Whitney Houston
5. Country Grammar – Nelly
6. Because of You – Kelly Clarkson
7. Toxic – Britney Spears
8. I Ran – Flock of Seagulls
9. Milkshake – Kelis
10. Senorita – Justin Timberlake

Your turn. Let’s play Project Playlist!

9 comments:

TransientTales said...

Oh PLEASE! Don't get me started on my iPod - Zen Creative - MP3 ASS ongoing nightmare...I digress.
Here's what I got...you asked for this...in no particular order of ched.

Dings Sings
1. Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel
2. Song For A Winter's Night, Gordon Lightfoot (although Sarah's remake is pretty damn good!
3. When The Night Feels My Song - Bedouin SoundClash
4. Let Go - Avril Lavigne
5. Black Boys On Mopeds - Sinead Oconnor
6. Summertime - Sublime
7. Try - Nelly Fertado
8. Sorry - Madonna
9. Be Without You - Mary J Blige
10. Vanishing - Mariah Carey

Wow. Really puts things in perspective. I'm either depressed or a confused lesbian.

TransientTales said...

KIDDING! But let me know if you need more songs, just makes me wanna sit here and download every tune in the world!

scarbie doll said...

Songs that get me excited, even if some are downers (most of which Crown will hate but you will love.)

1. House of Gold by Andy Stochansky (not trying to be cool, this song is beautiful)

2. New Slang by The Shins (anything by the Shins for that matter)

3. While you're at it download some Iron and Wine.

4. Rio by Duran Duran (because... you know)

5. Signs by Five-Man Electrical Band (a classic rebellion song)

6. Good-Morning Heartache by Billie Holiday (because mornings suck, but Billie makes sadness sound good)

7. Teenage Dirtbag by Wheetus (because I was a geek)

8. Sharp-Cutting Wings by Lucinda Williams (because badass smoke-filled chick voices rock)

9. Poses by Rufus Wainwright (because I like the line about being "drunk and wearing flip-flops on 5th Avenue")

10. I'm so Into You by SWV (because they were better than En Vogue no matter what anyone says)

Beaches said...

Awesome ladies... the Dings and Scarb playlists are underway... now you'll both be with me on my morning subway rides.

Zestymama said...
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Zesty said...

OK. Going to try this again as I had a complete dementia moment and couldn't log in, then I did but under a different dud account AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNYWAYYYYYYYYYYYYY:

I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
If Anyone Falls - Stevie Nicks
River Man - Nick Drake
Crazy - Britney Spears
Behind the Wheel - Depeche Mode
Open Your Heart - Madonna
He Wasn't Man Enough - Toni Braxton
I Believe In You - Kylie Minogue
Slide In - Goldfrapp
Big in Japan - Alphaville

The Lurker said...

What a great idea...here's a musical contribution for you:

1. Fleetwood Mac - Bleed to Love Her
2. Sinead O'Connor - No Man's Woman
3. Joseph Arthur - In the Sun
4. Ani DiFranco - Angry Anymore
5. Bedouin Soundclash - When the Night Feels My Song
6. Led Zeppelin - Dyer Maker
7. Texas - Say What You Want
8. Sister Hazel - All For You
9. Billy Joel - Only the Good Die Young
10. Bob Dylan - Shelter From the Storm

Beaches said...

This is proving to be so much fun! Thanks all for your awesome lists... keep'em coming. And I promise I've got a new post coming soon. Have been busy. And lazy. Bad combination.

sugar mama said...

Here's a little contribution, I also just gave a friend most of these as 'cottage tunes' for the May 2-4 weekend...

1. That's the Way - Led Zeppelin
2. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
3. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
4. Time - Pink Floyd
5. Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
6. Chop Suey! - System of a Down
7. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
8. This Year's Love - David Gray
9. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
10. Moondance - Van Morrison