I had this really great idea last week. Well, at first I thought it was great, then lame, then great and then I followed through on it.
After I posted my March and April playlists last week, blog buddy Kerrie T. commented on it.
She wrote: "I do not know how you run to Metallica and some of those other bands you have on your list. But whatever floats your boat... :)"
I got to thinking about my tunes. They're pretty unique I think. My taste in music has always been a bit different. I've never cared for mainstream music, pop music and the like. That's not to say that I don't like some songs that are popular but I don't seek it out. Metallica is my favorite band to run to, but there are others who I enjoy and I'm not sure any of the bands I listen to get a lot of airplay on the radio.
I thought it would be funny if she had to listen to my playlist. Funny stuff. What would she think when she heard some of what I call my heavy artillery?
A light bulb went off in my head.
Well heck, we could just swap playlists. I could mail her a playlist of my tunes and she could mail me back a playlist of her tunes.
After ironing out the details, we completed the first-ever Muddy Runner Playlist Swap. I just totally made up that name right now, by the way.
So yeah, I thought it would be great to hear what someone else thinks of my playlist, someone who doesn't listen to the songs I listen to. But I failed to realize one thing: if they aren't listening to my music, they probably aren't into it, and probably are into something else, which I'm probably not into.
And now I have to run to it. Crap.
Part of the premise of this was for the playlist to be an hour. We're both distance runners so hour-long runs are pretty common for us. I figured an hour would give us the chance of putting together a playlist that is pretty typical of what we listen to. I'll share my songs in another post so keep an eye out for that. But I will say now that those songs are songs that I like, that are special to me for one reason or another and that I've listened to time and again on runs. My tried and true songs, if you will. It's a playlist that I like, not songs that I like that I thought Kerrie would like.
Anyway, I'll get more into that in the subsequent post.
I don't know what Kerrie's playlist consists of. I wanted it to be a surprise so I'm just going to wait until I get the CD to see what I sentenced myself to. I'm imagining a mix of Britney Spears and Beyonce, of One Republic and Adam Lambert (trust me, it sucks that I even know the last two artists). Oh boy. I'm telling you, if that's what the playlist consists of, I'm going to have a tough go at it later this week. It's bad enough when I have to suffer through Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, but at least I know I can get through a song or two.
But to have to run to stuff like that for an hour or more ...
What have I done?