||[Feb. 21st, 2004|11:01 am]
Okay... I don't get this one. What's up with this MP3
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Okay... I don't get this one. What's up with <A HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/wanbuliao/159107.html?style=mine">this</A> <A HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/brigus/158248.html?style=mine">MP3</A> <A HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/coongt/22416.html?style=mine#cutid1"</A>playlist</A> <A HREF="http://www.livejournal.com/users/siegferret/50895.html?style=mine#cutid1">meme</A>?
I need instructions, apparently. It seems to be people copying 10-30 songs from WinAmp. (<I>By hand</i>? Or can you somehow cut/paste this?) People also mention randomizing their playlist.
Okay, here's where I get more confused: which playlist? I have about 30 WinAmp playlists in addition to playlists for favorite artists and albums. Each playlist has 5-20 songs, typically. When I open WinAmp, I pick a playlist based on either my mood or the song stuck in my head at the moment. I then sometimes <I>add</I> two or three more playlists to create that day's combo.
So... Which playlist should I select songs from? I mean, heck, I'd love to be a lemming for another meme if I could just figure it out!
Create a new playlist. Select "Add Dir" and choose topmost directory containing where ALL your MP3s live. Grab a cup of tea, as you're in for a bit of a wait. Then follow the rules on that one.
Pre-iPod, this would be my One True Playlist (well, with my own music of course) and I would shuffle through it for background music, being ready to skip if there was a major clash, or un-shuffle and play through albums if I knew I was in the mood for something specific.
Now with the iPod I have three smart playlists: music only (no lectures or Harry Potter), techno only, and good music to fall asleep to. But even then, I still usually navigate by the artist/album or shuffle-all method. Less time-consuming to set up, more variety.
How sad indeed! Can we send charitable contributions?
Ah, so you saw through my clever ploy to position the transaction as charitable in order for it to be deductible. But I like your idea better, at least on one condition: I get to either head up, or at least be a high-ranking member on the executive board of this impersonal, unaccountable, centralized clearing house. That way I can provide valuable assistance by making the rules and managing the, um, overhead expenditures necessary for the agency to get its work done most effectively. For example, I believe we could get the work done most effectively offshore, perhaps in Trinidad. With satellite offices in Maui and Paris. And one cannot overemphasize the need for frequent massages and chocolate truffles in the name of charity.
See, it may call for some sacrifice on the part of others, but the endeavor can be made to work, thus benefitting everyone in the agency, and by extension, all levels of society. Or at least those with enough MP3s to appreciate all the agency was doing for them.
Take ALL the mp3s on your hard drive, well, at least the music ones.
Set them to play at random.
Take the first ten. :)