I want to let you in on my fantabulous method of creating playlists. May or may not require Winamp. Whatever player you use must allow you to search tracks/artists/whatnot by keyword. That’s probably all of them, I imagine.
Step one: You’ve got two options here. Either play any song you happen to like, or choose a random word and search for it in your audio library. For no good reason, I have chosen “terrible” as the starting point for my example.
Step two: Choose a word from the title of the track you’re listening to, or the name of the artist, or the name of the album. Search for it in your audio library. The next track you add has to include that word. Preference is to choose a word from song title #1 that is repeated in song title #2, but it’s not really important, especially if you run into song titles that are only one word long. I mean, there isn’t any sort of law regulating this shit. The only rule is that you can’t play two songs by the same artist in a row. And especially not the same album. Goddamn.
Step three: Repeat step two forever.
My playlist tonight (artist – album – track):
- Poe – Haunted – Terrible Thought
- David Usher – Little Songs – Final Thoughts and Last Day on Earth
- Built Like Alaska – Autumnland – Almost the Earth
- Strapping Young Lad – The New Black – Almost Again
- Meat Beat Manifesto – Acid Again – Acid Again
- DJ? Acucrack – Sorted – Chicks Dig Acid
- Rasputina – Thanks for the Ether – Dig Ophelia
- Peter Gabriel – Us – Digging in the Dirt (Cheated a bit here by using “dig” twice)
- Hawksley Workman – (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves – Dirty and True
- Matthew Good – Hospital Music – True Love will Find You in the End
Get it? Okay. The end.