Mix CD #4583924

Despite having other things to do, I spent some time last night making up some new mix CDs. I’m spending a lot more time in the car these days and sometimes the babbling idiots on the radio MUST be silenced.

I tend to try and theme things, either by pace, volume or genre. However I always seem to have trouble naming them. I’m not a fan of “Mix CD #21” as a naming convention because I invariably forget which one is which. Not a problem if they are just a grab-bag of anything and everything but a bit of a hassle when you want a few quiet tracks after a stressful day and end up with Metallica and Rage Against the Machine blaring out at you.

Anyone got any suggestions? I’m fine if I limit things to, for example, 3 or 4 bands. Last night I burnt a CD that was titled “Radio Musings on Pearl Fighters” which was limited to four bands, but I also burnt two others which were a mix of tracks from entirely different artists… they are currently unlabelled.

Or perhaps I should just learn to write REALLY small and just list the tracks on the CD itself.


  1. Lyle said:

    I haven’t done any mix tapes/CDs in ages – but when I did, I always used to find that I preferred the ones where they had a theme that went through, or at least some kind of connection.

    OK, sometimes I did ones where the connections were – how shall we put it – esoteric, but they were fun to put together, and usually made me chuckle when I remember the connection at all.

    February 24, 2007
  2. Sarah said:

    I had some little stickers of stars and cups of tea (for loud and quiet respectively) for my old mix tapes. I haven’t made mix cds – I skipped a generation and went straight from tape to memory stick/sd card.

    Just write small on the cd.

    February 26, 2007

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