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Getting My Led Out

Led Zeppelin that is.

Oh! Happy New Year!

I'm going to make this quick because you'll be hearing a lot more from me this year.  I have made a decision (again).

I have decided to learn every Led Zeppelin song in order and post one song each week until I hit the end of their catalog.  The next 20 months or so.  According to my iTunes, there are 85 Led Zeppelin songs, but I know I'm missing a small amount from my library.

Anyway.  From this point forward, starting with "Good Times Bad Times," you will see/hear one Led Zeppelin song each week.  Video, audio, both maybe.  Along with my thoughts and account on the task at hand.  Some will be easy.  I know a bunch as it is.  Some will be less easy.  But the whole thing will be an experience.

Now, I'm off.  I'll see you again real soon - I mean that.

Again, Happy New Year!

The Art of the Playlist

I was making mixes/playlists the other day.  I don't make mixes very often because it's an agonizing process for me.  Seriously.  I started with over 70 songs that I had to dwindle down to 31 to fit on two CDs.  It was torture.

See, for me, the songs have to flow.  I can't just throw a completely random bunch together - that's a different process.  No.  The end of the song has to flow well enough into the beginning of the next song.  I don't like having two songs in the same key back-to-back.  If I include the same artist more than once (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and Tom Petty all make multiple appearances) then I have to properly space them out.  It's no easy task.

That being said, I still want to be a Classic Vinyl DJ for a day.  It might kill me, but it'd be worth it.