“The making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do’s and don’ts. First of all, you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing.” (High Fidelity)
Over the past few weeks, one of my work projects has me thinking about playlists a lot: about how they can capture a mood perfectly, about how they can change your mood more effectively than almost anything else, and how they indeed are a very subtle art.
As the first of what might become a regular feature of this blog, I’m going to share a playlist. This one seeks to capture the feeling of the song title that wraps it up: one Sunday morning.
Here’s the screen shot of the songs and artists; below is a link that will take you to the music itself (technology willing). Enjoy.
Achtung Baby is a collection of songs that still today retains the power to transport me immediately back to high school. This is testament to the enduring evocative power of the music, and a reason why I return to the record sparingly.
To celebrate the 20 year (!) anniversary of the album, Q Magazine has commissioned covers from everyone ranging from Jack White to Damien Rice. Both songs highlight the covering artist’s unique talent while kindling memories of the originals. The album of covers is slated for a October 25 release.