Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Dear Penguins,

Well, Volume 3 is in the mail, so look out for it. Boy, was it fun; I make a lot of playlists, but they usually have a specific purpose: just broke up with boyfriend, need good crying music; am tired of gym playlist, need new gym playlist; playlist for a friend's wedding that starts with "their song" and includes a lot of dance music but with no obscenities. So doing the CD was like an exercise in the Pure Theory of the Playlist. And I found that in its pure form, the mix CD echoes the structure of a party, from cool lounging to get-up-and-dance to a little bit of nostalgic melancholy at the end. Just in time for the holidays!

Yours,
Beth

Sunday, December 04, 2005

I enjoyed reading your thought on the tunes, Gideon - the best part is how you really analyzed the flow. That was one of the things that I was most concerned about during its creatation. The Hive / Vines sequence is also one of my favorites.

I still think that when we are all done with the 12 CD's it would be really interesting to try to match up a list of the members' personal description with a list of the CDs.

Happy Holidays!
Bill