Every season (which happens to roughly coincide with the quarters of the school year; imagine that) I naturally make up a new playlist. I don’t actually plan to do it; usually I just start listening to new songs about every 3 months, and then realize that the seasons have changed and I have begun a new quarter. The songs aren’t always new, either. Sometimes I rediscover an old artist or just keep waking up with the same familiar song in my head. The playlist is usually about 40 minutes long and, if I don’t rush it artificially, it takes about 2 weeks to complete.
Here is my Summer 2011 playlist so far:
Sublime – Caress Me Down
The Cat Empire – The Wine Song
Beulah – Popular Mechanics for Lovers
Talking Heads – Dream Operator
Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
Donovan – Super Lungs
Mika – Billy Brown
The Beach Boys – Come Go With Me
Sandi Thom – The Human Jukebox
Taking suggestions for other songs.
And maybe I’ll post some of my past playlists…