Monday, February 9, 2009

say playlist one more time and I swear...

Here are three facts about me that make the statement I am about to make seem impossible: I love my music, I am fairly well organized, and I make pretty fantastic mix-cds (which I create as pleasant surprises for my friends...but that's another story)

Now the statement I want to make is this: NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY I CAN'T MAKE A PLAYLIST on iTunes.


It's not that I'm physically incapable, but for some reason whenever I try to create a compilation of songs so that I'm not stuck wondering what to listen to, I just give up or end up deleting it. About every two weeks I have a set list of songs that I listen to over and over again and then move onto the next batch, and it would make sense to just create a goddamn playlist! I want to utilize my iPod to the best of its ability and simplify my life. I can imagine having tons of lovely playlists, each with clever names. I've even considered organizing it in different categories like the best of each genre, or by appropriate season but holy crap I just end up deleting it after minutes of wasted scrutiny.

It doesn't help that GENIUS playlist and PARTY SHUFFLE (sounds like a dance move) playlist are all up in my grill telling me that a computer can create a shitty playlist and not have the obsessive need to delete it immediately.

And you know what makes this rant especially crazy? Deep down in my heart I know why I can't create a playlist. DEEP DEEP down I believe that if I create this disgusting list of elite songs I will snub the other ones. The ones I don't listen to everyday (you sons of bitches know who you are!), the ones that come out of nowhere on my shuffle and surprise me with their subtle beauty and sneaky charm. Oh my heart aches knowing I don't pay attention to you. You're all important and I love you all!


**I do have a Christmas playlist that doesn't count because a blind monkey could organize their Christmas songs.

7 comments:

Jon said...

hmm i think you are thinking to much about this playlist thing with all the titles and everything just make a playlist and cal it whatever thats what i do and you know i have like 25 to choose form

Anonymous said...

wow, you are out of your mind. with loneliness.

-Danielle

Anonymous said...

Jon: although i appreciate your sound advice, you're missing the point. I can't make them because it's against my principles, not because I'm neurotic.

Danielle: yes I am out of my mind (and since i might be the only one who gets your reference everyone who reads that comment is going to think I'm lonesome and sad) but you should all know that my rant isn't supposed to be taken too seriously...I don't lie awake thinking about this.

fudge, im too loquacious today

-mallory

Anonymous said...

hey! you get my reference! we just proved number 25 of "25 useless things about Danielle."

Jon said...

it goes against your principles! are you serious? principles suck if they keep you from doing something so insignificant as making a playlist (not saying this in a mean way cause it seems to me that this could be read and i could seem angry or something)

Anonymous said...

ah, jon, you clearly do not know mallory as I do...to her, principles RULE, the more insignificant and petty the better. it frustrates the hell out of me sometimes but I can't complain. mostly because the more I complain the more she sticks to her stupid principles.

-Danielle

Healingstones said...

Ha ha ha! Know that feeling... and I think 'genius' is really quite the opposite. I reckon it's just a sneaky way of Apple finding out what you're listening to (I love conspiracy theories). But that shuffle thing is good - like you say, it throws up odd tracks that you've forgotten about. You can then add them to a playlist... if you ever get round to it...

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