I'm not the most technically savvy person on the planet which is why after almost 4 years of owning an ipod I only learned how to make a play list a few months ago. Do you realize what a play list is? It's the modern equivalent of the mix tape.
I used to be the queen of the mix tape. I had a dubbing deck (still do actually and a record player too) and I made lots of tapes for friends. My very best mix tapes however were for myself. I had one with all my favorite Guns N' Roses songs, one with songs I liked to sing, and one specifically for being played at parties (though I don't think it ever was). The pinnacle of my mix tape making art though were the series I titled Love Songs 1-3. The Love Songs tapes included all the romantic songs in my Heavy Metal laden catalogue and all the power ballads which weren't necessarily romantic in any way (Cemetery Gates anyone?) I would listen to these tapes in bed with headphones on and enjoy being depressed about the fact that I was 15 and single, a tragedy of epic proportions.
For some reason my mix tape making skill didn't translate as well to CD's. Possibly this was because I was no longer a single teenager what with having a very cute boyfriend named Dave or it may have to to with the lack of technical ability I mentioned above. I did however miss my Love Songs tapes so I tried to recreate one on CD. I called it Music for the Depressed to laugh at my self.
Music for the Depressed included
Don't Know What You Got Till it's Gone-Cinderella
She Talks to Angles-The Black Crowes
To Be With You-Mr. Big
Cemetery Gates-Panterra (Sorry I still like that song)
Love Bites-Def Leopard (I think I hit skip every time this came on, there's a long story there)
I Remember You-Skid Row
And probably others that I can't remember
Sadly this disk got smashed recently but this gives me the opportunity to make a Love Songs play list. Perhaps I'll call this one Hormonal Angst.