We recently had to buy a new (to us) car, as my sporty little '96 Saturn coupe finally bit the dust. The radio in our new (to us) car doesn't have a cassette player, no headphone plug-in either, so for now there's no option to play the iPod in that car.
It's absolutely criminal.
a CD player, however, so I decided (just for fun) to start putting together CD-length playlists in iTunes to hearken back to the good old days of not that many years ago when your best non-person road trip friend was a good collection of tunes on a giant handful of CDs.
And thus, voila, was born my Mix Tape project. It works like this:
I made a folder in iTunes called Mix Tape, which will be filled with static (non-Smart) playlists of recently-played songs taken from my main DaveRadio (very Smart) playlist. Each playlist in the Mix Tape folder will be roughly sixty minutes of music randomly selected from whatever's played on DaveRadio in the last five days; perfect for burning to CD.
To ensure a total lack of duplicates on any of my Mix Tape playlists, I use a separate (also Smart) playlist that pulls no more than sixty minutes of music from those recently-played tracks, screening out any songs already on any playlist in the Mix Tape folder. The results have been ... interesting. Though, since my DaveRadio playlist is a very eclectic mix of various kinds of music I enjoy for a variety of reasons, it's actually a good sampling of how my regular daily iPod listening tends to go.
I meant to share the first two Mix Tape collections this morning, but completely forgot, so ... here they are!( oh eight oh eight one five side aCollapse )( oh eight oh eight one five side bCollapse )
Now it's off to Bonefish Grill for some delicious Bang Bang! Shrimp, then back here to (finally!) watch the Transformers movie.
Oh, Friday - how I've missed you :)
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Current Mood: friday!
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