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Monday, June 19, 2006

well we're all in the mood for a melody....

29 people in for the shuffleathon so far and 5 days left to make your CDs....

How are you getting on with yours? I'm down to 20 tracks but I'm not entirely sure that I've finished shortlisting, to be honest - no Billy Joel on there for starters. Hmm. Back to the drawing board I think.

No more than 12 tracks on the final CD remember.

Here are the runners and riders:

1) Sarah*
2) Mandy*
3) Yoko*
4) Alan*
5) Charlie*
6) Ka*
7) spins*
8) bedshaped*
9) bytheseashore*
10) Mike*
11) Alecya
12) Pynchon*
13) Ben*
14) Flash
15) Michael*
16) Lord Bargain*
17) Tina*
18) Del*
19) Mark*
20) Graham
21) Stef *
22) Adem*
23) Threelight*
24) Jenni*
25) Leah*
26) Pete*
27) Statue John*
28) Monogodo*
29) Him*

... and me.

* = Address received

Still waiting on a couple of addresses............ to the email address in my profile please (I may well take you up on your kind offer though Spins.....)

It's getting exciting this, isn't it?


  • At 11:30 pm, Blogger Sarah said…

    Exciting is not exactly how I'd choose to describe the last 5 hours I've spent hunched over i-Tunes trying to whittle my initial 68 (but now 75) down to your restrictive 12.
    Got a few new playlists out of it though. Just not a final cd. Yet.

  • At 11:57 pm, Blogger monogodo said…

    If it's not too late to join in, I'm willing to participate.

  • At 1:01 am, Blogger Del said…

    I've got a rather gargantuan Winamp playlist spilling into 3 figures, which simply won't do at all. But I'm good for it, I really am!

    Hmmm... Hatchet time.

  • At 5:19 am, Blogger Michael said…

    I fought and fought and got a playlist down to 12... then I scrapped it and started all over again.

    So, my current twelve is basically songs that I love, that represent various stages of my life since my 25th birthday. Its kind of creepy, and made me glad I got out of that mid twenties era depression.

    By doing it that way I found it easier to get rid of songs that although were really good, didn't have any real meaning to me besides the songs being great.

    Then again, in two days... I might have an entirely new list of 12 songs.

  • At 6:03 am, Blogger monogodo said…


    3 figures? Is that all?

    Mine's pushing 5 (9673 songs).

    I know that Mark has got to have even more than I do. I've seen pictures of his CD collection.

  • At 6:36 am, Blogger Aravis said…

    I'm staying out of this one, but I'm really looking forward to the results! Good luck, have fun and thanks to ST and Yoko for another great idea. :0)

  • At 7:05 am, Blogger monogodo said…

    del, I think I know what you mean now.

    I just sorted through all 9000+ songs and came up with 38.

    It's now down to 30.

    It's a whole lot tougher to cull my collection down to 12 tracks that represent me than it seems.

  • At 8:23 am, Blogger Stef said…

    Trying to pick your 12 favourite songs out of a massive record collection is a nightmare.

    I tried a different approach and instead picked the song I wanted to open the CD and then the one I wanted to close it with; two totally different genres.

    The tracks in between then became a journey from point A to B which made choosing 12 a lot easier than whittling down my 25,000 songs to just 12.

    Sure there are loads of tracks I love that never made it onto the CD but that's always going to be the case. I think my method works quite well, it only took about an hour and the end result is... Well, it seems to flow pretty nicely. To me at least!

  • At 9:02 am, Blogger Lord Bargain said…

    pick your 12 "most listened to songs" (by different artists) on iTunes. That's a decent start.

    I'm with Michael. "....songs that I love, that represent various stages of my life...." is the basis, although I have included ".....songs that although were really good, didn't have any real meaning to me besides the songs being great...." There's always room for some of those as well!

  • At 1:42 pm, Blogger Threelight said…

    Blimey eck!

    This is difficult!

    I'm probably finding it as difficult as everybody else!!

    Choose this one...no. This one? No. And so on and so forth

  • At 4:38 pm, Blogger Ka said…

    I went LB's route: went to the top songs on my iPod and then omitted those that No One Must Ever Know I Like. There are a surprising lot of those, sadly. LB - maybe you and I really are perfect for each other.

    But the cd is burnt and ready to go. Bring it on, ST.

  • At 8:13 pm, Blogger Michael said…

    yeah... know how I said my list could change...

    5 songs got switched out. Several by a different song by the same artist, one was a switch where the band was different, but the lead singer the same.

    Got rid of a couple songs that were just a bit too personal, but that was the main attachment, one because its one thing to admit via print its something I like, but for someone to listen to and review the extremely sappy song... not something I could subject myself to.

    I pray for whoever gets this disc. Its full of loads of dark, depressing, American Metal.

  • At 7:13 pm, Blogger YokoSpungeon said…

    Oh dear, I hope I get paired with someone sympathetic. I did not censor the Songs That Noone Shall Ever Know I Like! I positively revelled in them.

    Will my recipient be frightened by my selection? Destiny find me a kind (or hard of hearing) person!

  • At 5:15 am, Blogger monogodo said…

    I got mine done late Monday night/Tuesday morning.

    It's not exactly what I'd like it to be, but no amount of editing will make it so. Twelve songs is just too few to have it be exactly what I want.

    Anyway, it's ready to go.


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