June 9th, 2017


Playlist of Feelings

Having good music is crucial to my work productivity. TV is far too distracting, even as audio-only, but music can make the time fly. However, despite the thousands of tracks I like, I still sometimes end up in a rut if I've overplayed a new CD or have too few new-to-me songs at the moment, so the list repeats too fast and I run it into the ground the same way. I'm in such a rut right now.

But fortunately, I was able to pull enough Random Oldies a few days ago to make a 65-minute playlist with no particular theme that makes me ultra happy, and because I would like to remember this feeling of contentment, here is the list, along with reasons why.

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Bonus fun: Windows Media Player resets itself every so often, so the "oldest" songs in my library all say they were added in 2014, leaving me with no easy way to group the songs I added in a certain year -- but I looked back at some of my old Music Of... lists while writing this post, and it is really wonderful to be able to recreate the feeling of a certain year. And occasionally, find out how I discovered a song, when the memory of that is long gone. I feel a Random Nostalgic Playlist II (2007-2008) coming on...