Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sometimes You Just Do Something That Takes A Lot Out Of You

I've been in St Paul this week (yes, everyone's nice, no, I have no plans to move here unless the Vikings are serious about that punting job) and I've been hosting Weekend America.

I've been really interested in the way people live with music lately. It's what I really want to be writing about. And on this week's show, I did a little exploration of the shuffle setting on the computer and how it relates to myself, my wife, my kids, and also how it relates to my late brother and late father. Thanks to some outstanding editing and sound mixing, I think it turned out really well. I think it's beautiful, actually. I'm very proud of it even though it's very hard to listen for me personally.

Anyway, here it is. Audio is either up there now or will be soon depending on when you listen. Don't be deterred by The Wiggles. There's more to it than that.


Jennifer said...

I listened to the show, as I do every week, Saturday afternoon. I was deeply touched by your story. I went on my own shuffle adventure almost exactly a year ago. The results are here:

Anonymous said...

That was great. I'll probably think of you every time I hear the Who now.

Another interesting experiment is to categorize co-worker's by their iTunes libraries. I've been somewhat unfairly pegged as an 80's stoner. My co-workers don't even notice Carmina Burana but thoroughly enjoy my kid's Weird Al songs. Go figure.