12.17.2007

brick walls

I must confess, I too share KFR's desire to lay on the floor. If I had a turntable I'd involve that in the process as well. Making CDs will have to suffice. Perhaps I'll skip out on the 2 hour marathon potluck at work... but can one then skip out totally? Go have your own nice lunch? It will be Tuesday after all... I could have tacos.... and we all know that alliteration was invented for both tacos and Tuesdays.

In other news, I'm currently engaged in shrinking approximately 5 albums down to my own version of a greatest hits. But this greatest hits list I'm crafting is not the greatest hits album released by the artist. Perhaps it's better to think of it as a Starter Kit. You have to be careful when introducing someone to music. It can't be too earnest. You've got to pepper the mix with some earnest, but don't go overboard. Other issues to take into consideration center on growth and experimentation. You try to show the transition from one form to another if possible, demonstrate that growth and experimentation while maintaining your high standards. But does the Starter Kit work best as a chronological piece? Perhaps group things thematically? Does that first song grab the listener but leave the really good stuff for later? You don't want to go for broke on the first song, after all. Oy.

Maybe I should combine parts 1 and 2 of this post and rent High Fidelity.

4 comments:

the rambler said...

Indeed the movie your post reminded me of!

milly said...

Compilation maestro (that's the word on the street), it's presumptuous of me to guess that you type about a certain British artist. Still, I guess.

kungfuramone said...

Whatsa band/singer you're doing the comp of? Whatsa whatsa?

another kind of nerd said...

The correct answer is: David Gray.