How Candice Makes Playlists

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):

  1. Poe – Haunted – Terrible Thought
  2. David Usher – Little Songs – Final Thoughts and Last Day on Earth
  3. Built Like Alaska – Autumnland – Almost the Earth
  4. Strapping Young Lad – The New Black – Almost Again
  5. Meat Beat Manifesto – Acid Again – Acid Again
  6. DJ? Acucrack – Sorted – Chicks Dig Acid
  7. Rasputina – Thanks for the Ether – Dig Ophelia
  8. Peter Gabriel – Us – Digging in the Dirt (Cheated a bit here by using “dig” twice)
  9. Hawksley Workman – (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves – Dirty and True
  10. Matthew Good – Hospital Music – True Love will Find You in the End

Get it? Okay. The end.

Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

I don’t give a shit about the game. But I do give a shit that the short version of the game’s trailer features part of the track “Insurgence” by Cyanotic. You know… that band with that guy Sean Payne in it. Pretty good song. I wonder if he’s single? Oh, wait. Says there on that Wikipedia page that he’s married to some chick named Candice. Shucks. In any case, here’s this:

(They also used his music in some episode of “Real Sex”, but we’re not entirely sure which one — so guess what we’ve been watching a lot of lately? Also check him out in MTV’s “Parental Control”, specials for “Dead Space” and “Gears of War 2” on Sci-Fi Channel, and probably a bunch of other MTV reality nonsense that we’re not aware of yet.)