Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"But the answer is simple. Love is a mix tape." Rob Sheffield

Yesterday I wrote about a place to get free music. I assume you found a whole bunch to download and enjoy. Now there are many music players for computers like Windows Media Player but I prefer iTunes because of its ease of use. The only issue with any of these players is that the more music you get the harder it is to find exactly what you are in the mood for. A while back I discovered a blog post on a site called Dean and you. The post goes into detail about the creation of iTunes playlists. Playlists are just lists of music like you might make for a mix tape. Seriously if I get an email asking what a mix tape is. No one is that young. Anyway there are the static type of playlist that are just unmoving lists and then there are smart playlists. These can be easily set to do things like “add all the songs from the band Cake” but keep out all those songs longer than 3:30. It is all very open and a lot of fun for the musicphile. This blog post takes it to the next level and really shows you how to make some of the most intricate playlists I have ever seen. All of them are made to highlight your unheard music or to show off the stuff you really listen to. This post is not going to be for everyone but if you have a ton of music and use iTunes then give this a whirl.

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