I spent part of Labor Day weekend messing with my space on MySpace. As expected, I had fun blurbing my upcoming novel and adding images of my novels-in-waiting. What I didn't expect was that I'd have so much fun adding music.
I started with one song for background music. I'd never heard the song before, but it seemed unoffensive. Now there's a fine quality for a song, right? But as unoffensive as it was, I got tired of hearing it while I messed with my profile, so I replaced it with a few songs I wanted to hear, ones that make me turn up the car radio, drum my fingers on the steering wheel, and intentionally miss traffic lights so I don't reach my destination before they end. Hearing those songs triggered memories of other songs I suddenly needed to hear, and I'd go off into the Internet to find them and expand my song list. As of yesterday, I have 24 songs on my playlist. I find myself visiting my profile just to listen to the music, so I imagine I'll add even more soon.
My musical tastes are mired in the past. Many songs on my playlist are from the 80's. Some are older. There are a few more recent selections, but I think only one song is less than a year old. Ah well. These are songs I love.
Do you think the selection of songs on our playlists reveals something about us? If so and you want a peek into my personality or just want to enjoy some great songs (all right, classics), wander over to my MySpace profile at http://www.myspace.com/keithpyeatt.