Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What Have I Done?

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?


Jephy's Mom said...

Your playlist swap sounds interesting. Wish I could play along but I only have about 12 songs on my IPOD.

Just a note on your Adam Lambert comment. In my house, I take a lot of flak, if I want to watch shows like American Idol. And when I say flak, I mean abuse. So imagine my surprise, when Jephy, my 24 year old, who only listens to bands like Coheed and Cambria, was looking for Lambert's single "What Do You Want From Me!" on Youtube the other day.

My song of the week this week is Mercedes Benz by
Janis Joplin. ( And she was before my time too)

Willoughby said...

I can't wait to see the playlist she sends you!

I've got pretty eclectic taste in music. I like at least a little bit of everything, but most of the music I listen to is classified as "alternative". I would gouge my ears out if I were forced to listen to an hour of Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift. I know who Adam Lambert is, but I don't know any of his music.

I listen to my favorite music when I work out. I don't pay much attention to tempo. I'm not sure if that's a mistake. I am thinking of adding some songs from the "Rocky" soundtrack to the mix. Seems like it would be pretty motivational, don't you think??

Becky said...

I thought it was great when you posted your music mix because I thought it looked like something I would run to. I, too have a different taste in music than my friends. You are brave swapping playlists, I don't know that I would do that. Even though I appreciate all music and can listen to most of it, running to it is totally different.

Morgan said...

LMAO! I actually love it when people post their playlists, I will bookmark them and come back later for ideas when I'm making a new one. Can't wait to hear what she cooked up for you!

Whitney said...

Oh man, I can't wait to hear what you have to run to. It cracks me up just thinking about it!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Ohhhh, this is gonna be good...!!

Kerrie T. said...

Be afraid, LB. Be very afraid.

Manderz said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaa I think this is HYSTERICAL!! Music is very personal so having to listen to something you really dont like is going to suck (sorry I wont sugarcoat it lmao). I cant wait to hear what she thinks of your playlist and what you think of hers. Great idea!

Angie Eats Peace said...

I hope there are lots of boy bands on it! :)

Lauren said...

I think that sounds awesome! Update as to how it goes!

Katie A. said...

I cannot wait to hear how this turns out!! I would love to swap lists! How fun!

And I know this is cheezy, but when you're walking around, especially in the gym, listening to your music and you think it's the best song ever, perfect for that moment, and for a split second you think that this is the soundtrack that they are all listening to, too. Like, in a movie where the background music fits just right. I have those moments a lot with my music :) OK, just geeked out on ya there!

Don't worry, I have some Perfect Circle and Ozzie on my play list, you might actually enjoy mine :)