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Jan 6, 2007, 02:46 AM
 
Just curious.

I seem to create a new one at least every week or so.

The result? I currently have about 100 playlists, give or take.

You name it I've got it: everything from "F*** off, ***hole!" to "Psycho Sexy" to "I'm Going to Run You Over With My Car" to "Nyquil (Sleep Time)."

So, enlighten me: what kind of playlists does everyone else have?

My most recent playlist created this evening: "Calm in the Chaos," which features various mellow tracks from Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Elton John (Tiny Dancer, specifically), John Lennon, and Cat Stevens. I'm quite pleased with it. It'll definitely be a good playlist to play while I'm on the road.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 02:47 AM
 
I don't have many, but I a few key ones.

One of my favorites is a Top 25 Most Played for songs added in the last 45 days.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 02:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
I don't have many, but I a few key ones.

One of my favorites is a Top 25 Most Played for songs added in the last 45 days.
Cool idea! I did that, except Top 50 Most Played for songs added in the last 60 days. Love it!
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 03:03 AM
 
Another cool one is The Forgotten. Any song you've rated 3 or more that hasn't played in the last 3 weeks.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 03:08 AM
 
I'm weird, I have playlists for each artist, so I have the same number of playlists as I do artists. I find it much easier to do it this way than to go through the whole library, even with it sorted by artist...
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Jan 6, 2007, 03:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh View Post
I'm weird, I have playlists for each artist, so I have the same number of playlists as I do artists. I find it much easier to do it this way than to go through the whole library, even with it sorted by artist...
I don't think I could afford to have 2245 playlists.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 03:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh View Post
I'm weird, I have playlists for each artist, so I have the same number of playlists as I do artists. I find it much easier to do it this way than to go through the whole library, even with it sorted by artist...
Really? I find it easier to just search for the artist. But I have some friends who do the same thing, so it's not completely outlandish.

Oh, and Dakar... I actually have a playlist like that too =) I absolutely love smart playlists... as long as you have your music correctly tagged, you can have a lot of fun with them.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 03:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by volcano View Post
Really? I find it easier to just search for the artist. But I have some friends who do the same thing, so it's not completely outlandish.

Oh, and Dakar... I actually have a playlist like that too =) I absolutely love smart playlists... as long as you have your music correctly tagged, you can have a lot of fun with them.
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Jan 6, 2007, 03:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh View Post
I'm weird, I have playlists for each artist, so I have the same number of playlists as I do artists. I find it much easier to do it this way than to go through the whole library, even with it sorted by artist...
Ever tried the 'browse' feature?
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 03:28 AM
 
I usually type the first two letters of the artist and scroll from there.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 10:11 AM
 
I have many playlists but never listen to them. I despise my taste in music, so I covet other people's playlists.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 10:23 AM
 
I have two playlists, one labeled good music, the other crap music.
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Jan 6, 2007, 10:49 AM
 
I don't do playlists at all anymore with my iPod. I have this thing about only having full albums on it, and only playing full albums

Which sucks, because I have a lot of one-song-only albums that I've never uploaded. I'm weird.

Before I got my iPod, though, I was way into burning custom mixes. Anytime I had to go on a long road trip (long meaning more than 15 miles) or was going to some event, I'd burn a mix. I have loads of them laying around.

I think if I had a shuffle, I'd put on random music instead of just complete albums..
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Jan 6, 2007, 11:24 AM
 
You guys actually rate your songs? that would be an insane task for me. If some music doesn't rule and kick my ass - it's gone
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 11:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh View Post
I'm weird, I have playlists for each artist, so I have the same number of playlists as I do artists. I find it much easier to do it this way than to go through the whole library, even with it sorted by artist...
I don't understand why people do that. There's absolutely no point to it when you could just use the Browse feature.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 12:51 PM
 
These are the playlists I currently have in iTunes:

Already Played (smart playlist containing all songs whose playcount is greater than zero)

Christmas

Greek Songs (smart playlist containing all songs whose genre is set to Greek)

Greek Triumvirate (smart playlist containing all Greek songs by the "big 3" of traditional Greek music: Kazantzidis, Angelopoulos, and Dionysiou)

Never Played List (smart playlists containing all songs whose playcount is zero)

Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης (yes, some playlist names are in Greek)

1980's

Chicago 2006 (road trip)

CommonThread

Dance Mix

Game of Love (an album)

Greek Eurovision Entries

Kansas City 2006

LOTR Soundtrack (all three movies in chronological order)

Meow Mix

Shared Foreign Music (songs released in one language that were later released in another language by a different artist)

Star Wars Soundtrack (all six movies in 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3 order)

Zambetas 1

Zambetas 2

Έλενα Παπαρίζου

...That's it for now
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Jan 6, 2007, 01:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
Έλενα Παπαρίζου
I'd hit her

I've got a playlist with the last 500 added songs. A random smart playlist to fill my ipod and some assorted playlists.
I'm also in the process of building a Top 250 Ever playlist but it's not the easiest of tasks.

I used to have more playlists that used ratings and such but I lost all my stars once . And I'm not going to rate all 18809 songs again.

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Jan 6, 2007, 08:30 PM
 
No playlists.

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Jan 6, 2007, 09:11 PM
 
Just a few play lists. iTunes tends to break genres up in a way I disagree with so I created playlists that are more accurate genre-wise.

I have a few artist-specific playlists where I removed certain songs or albums from their lineup. For example: an band might have a holiday album and I don't want to hear those songs in May.

I also have a recently added playlist with 100 songs.

I don't have any "mood" or event playlists.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 09:23 PM
 
Pfft... take control and rename the incorrect genres.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 09:23 PM
 
Don't use them much. One with all albums from 2006. One with never-played songs. And 3 for my Shuffle to choose from (one with most of the bands I listen to regularly, one with the same bands but narrowed down to only certain songs from each band, and one smart playlist of the top 3000 most-played songs in my library, which I figure is a good selection for the Shuffle to choose from)

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Jan 6, 2007, 09:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Pfft... take control and rename the incorrect genres.
pftt right back atcha! It's easier to make playlists. Did I mention I am lazy?
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 09:44 PM
 
It is? Highlight x amount of songs genre = Rock, return, done.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 09:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
It is? Highlight x amount of songs genre = Rock, return, done.
OK, if you're not going to let me plead laziness, I'd then I plead ignorance. But now that you've instructed me on how to do it I have no excuses.

Damn you.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 09:54 PM
 
If you were really all that lazy, you wouldn't have mentioned it in this thread to begin with...
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 10:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
If you were really all that lazy, you wouldn't have mentioned it in this thread to begin with...
Quit it, you're going to make me reveal my real reasons for what I do... and I don't think you are prepared to hear that.
     
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Jan 6, 2007, 10:57 PM
 
*grabs a box of tissues, a toilet plunger, and fireworks in preparation*
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 12:14 AM
 
I use the Genre tag to label what language my songs are in. So, I use Greek, English, Spanish, Turkish, etc.

When songs are in more than one language, then I do stuff like Greek/Arabic, Turkish/English, etc.
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 01:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
*grabs a box of tissues, a toilet plunger, and fireworks in preparation*
You're also going to need a large net and some aloe.
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 01:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
You're also going to need a large net and some aloe.
And a Chia Pet.

     
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Jan 7, 2007, 01:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by volcano View Post
And a Chia Pet.
I had a professor in medical school named Anthony Chila. Our class suggested he get a "Chila Pet" which is a Chia statue of his face, and the plant grows in the pattern of his beard...

     
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Jan 7, 2007, 08:45 AM
 
I have way too many playlists. Most of my 14,000+ songs are rated and tagged correctly, so I use a lot of smart playlists.

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Jan 7, 2007, 12:48 PM
 
I never use em. Even though I have over 3000 songs on my computer I find myself almost never listening to any of them.

If I am on my computer I am guaranteed to have iTunes running but it is always playing internet radio. I even record the radio to my iPod to listen to it when on the road.

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Jan 7, 2007, 06:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
You're also going to need a large net and some aloe.
Damn. I have the aloe. But all I have is a tiny net. It's net and it's tiny... it's a death sentence.
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 06:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Damn. I have the aloe. But all I have is a tiny net. It's net and it's tiny... it's a death sentence.
Good enough.

I really am that lazy.
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 06:25 PM
 
Total poser.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Total poser.
I am so lazy I am no going to even put a period at the end of this sentence
     
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You are totally so trying
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 07:34 PM
 


What were we talking about?

Chicken and beer?
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 08:00 PM
 
I've always had a playlist for each band/singer, never even thought of using the search box. So I just tried it out, I typed in Green Day, with the artist column highlighted. The first song on the list was O Green World by Gorillaz, from Demon Days, the rest was all the Green Day stuff .

I use the playlists like that because I prefer to browse through the names and pick something rather than think of something and type it in, if that makes sense.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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What were we talking about?

Chicken and beer?
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 08:24 PM
 
Indeed, it is.
     
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Indeed, it is.
What movie is that from? A look at IMDB shows he's been in quite a few movies, but I mostly recognized him from Gone in Sixty Seconds.
     
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One of the best movies of all time.

Edit: The file name is a good hint.
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 10:09 PM
 
I'm weird, and don't use playlists at all. My iPod and iTunes are almost perpetually on shuffle. I like not knowing what song will be coming up... the downside is I have to skip quite often to find whatever it is I'm in the mood for. Laziness, I guess.

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Jan 7, 2007, 10:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by TheoCryst View Post
I'm weird, and don't use playlists at all. My iPod and iTunes are almost perpetually on shuffle. I like not knowing what song will be coming up... the downside is I have to skip quite often to find whatever it is I'm in the mood for. Laziness, I guess.
I agree about shuffle. Oh, I'm a skip machine as well. In fact, I use playlists to help decrease how much I skip (But it can never eliminate it...).

I made a playlist that lists tracks skipped in the past 2 weeks. Depending on how often I'm on shuffle it varies from 1000 - 2000 tracks skipped. My pickyness always depends on my mood.
     
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Jan 7, 2007, 10:20 PM
 
I dunno how people can go without playlists. I have about 130 of them.

I make one for each album I have, and put them in folders based on the artist.

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Jan 7, 2007, 10:23 PM
 
Edit: I'm not sure what the difference between what you're describing and using the browse feature is
     
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I have a playlist that my iPod picks from. Other than that my library is organized by most recently added and I play whatever I have until I get sick of it and then I get some new stuff and repeat.
     
 
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