The Oddest Playlist

In my head and in my iTunes I am composing a new playlist, one I hope will end up being a successful road CD. I have to admit, as much as I loved making tapes when I was 28, it has become exponentially harder to make a really good road CD. If I may quote the film High Fidelity

“Now, 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.”

The deal is that after I burn a CD of road songs or songs about some topic, then listen to it for a while, two things happen. 1) I get tired of it, and 2) I start to collect a whole new cadre of songs for my next CD, under the aegis of an iTunes playlist called “Next.”

At the moment, my “Next” CD playlist reads like this…

  1. Falling by Balligomingo
  2. Marooned by Balligomingo
  3. Unknown Track by Conjure One
  4. You’re Still the One by Shania Twain
  5. Rainy Monday by Shiny Toy Guns
  6. Post-Modern Sleaze by Sneaker Pimps
  7. Love Is by Stevie Nicks, a song I decided to like after I read that Sarah McLachlan played piano and sang background vocals, which only became obvious after I learned that and listened to the song again
  8. Dare You to Move by Switchfoot, which was a song I got from long-ago girlfriend Michelle, then passed along to Frank when he was having a crisis
  9. Here Without You by 3 Doors Down
  10. Lines on My Face by Peter Frampton. Oddly, the lyrics to this song should be obvious, but I find them incredibly ambiguous.
  11. Only Because of You by Roger Hodgson
  12. Three Wishes by Roger Waters

That’s about an hour of music. I might be able to cram one or two more songs onto the CD. I really need you, the humble reader, to guide me.