Well… here it is.
It has come to this.
The whopper. The infamous. The famous. The fabled playlist-as-love-letter of modern-mythological lore. The answer to the question, “How do I communicate affection for someone via an amalgamated collection of songs without appearing creepy?” you ask yourself on probably a daily basis. (I know you do!).
Since we’re being romantic, we may as well just get right to the rules, shaaaaall we?
Rule 1: Just Don’t Be Honest or Yourself
I know. I know. This rule causes you to break two of Western, post-industrial society’s favorite rules. …
As I sit here in my office, within a very pale and gangly arm’s reach of “A Commentary on Homer’s Odyssey (Books IX-XVI)” and actually printed images of C.S. Lewis, Dostoevsky, David Foster Wallace, and a Greek reimagining of the Apostle John hanging on the wall behind me, I consider the possible hypocrisy of lecturing you hale and whole readers on creating a good “workout” playlist. I ran twice this week. I once did daily pushups (for a span of about 8 months!), but those days are long past. …
Link to Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/128660477/playlist/0sQWql6k2f8jH1cCviqamK?si=MJQSAMmASOixp4JZ_w-Azg
Link to Playlist on Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/things-we-never-say-still-happen/pl.u-zPyLl43uegX6aY
So, why begin with Vampire Weekend’s edgy remake of the…
If you’ve ever found yourself in the throes of teenage love, angsting in the wake of some German Existentialist prose, or with a 40–60 minute commute one or both ways to work, you’ve maybe found yourself longing for the perfect playlist, that trusty ol’ faithful to guide you with precision and accuracy towards fulfilling that need.
Well, if that’s you, look no further because we are about to embark on a journey of playlist-greatness discovery. I am Peter — an almost disturbingly experienced maker of playlists, here to be your khakied guide through the rainforest of playlist-making.
What’s that? Not…