“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.
Once a DJ, always a DJ. After you’ve spent some time looking to match music to moments, you never can quite get that need out of your system. Dinner party? I’ve got the soundtrack. A long run? I’ve got the playlist.
Yet another trip to St. Louis? Well, if I must, this might help.
In his new mixtape, Mike Posner nods to the DJ in us all by tagging tracks with the activity for which the track is recommended. Here are two travel-worthy tracks that give new life to Elton John and Oasis.