If there was a 12 step program for music junkies I would need to join. Mind you, I am not a music trivia expert … I just like music, a lot! Briefcase tells people that the “best gift” he ever gave me was my first iPod and he means it. He will list other gifts he’s given me over the years like
vaccuum cleaners weekend trips, cleaning products, sex toys the size of dinosaur appendages jewelry, hairy neon-colored sweaters, etc., and then state that none have been appreciated as much as my iPod. He’s right.
I confess … I’ve now gone through several iPods. Not because I want or need the latest and greatest gadget, but because my music library keeps outgrowing my storage capacity. Finally, last Mother’s Day, I received the iPod Classic which holds more songs than I think even I could ever own. I imagine it will break or get lost long before I ever fill it to capacity. My problem now is trying to organize all the music I have. With at least 2,100 songs to organize the task seems overwhelming.
I have a wide variety of musical tastes. I listen to a lot of the same music as my teens. I also love all the old classic rock. My iPod runs the gamut from alternative, rock, pop, jazz, R&B and yes, even rap. Embarassingly enough, I have Elvis and Kanye West on some of the same playlists.
I have a “Summer Playlist” that currently has 125 songs on it. They are songs that are about summer (Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, LFO etc.) or remind me of summer because I listened to them a lot in past summer’s. This is the playlist I listen to as I’m driving to and from the beach or sitting out by the pool. The problem is, 125 summer songs are not enough. (This is where my addiction becomes evident!) I need more.
I am turning to you for suggestions. I know a lot of my readers are lurkers. Yeah, I mean you, the shy ones who read but don’t comment. I need help and I’m hoping you’ll step out of your comfort zone, click on the “comment” button at the end of this post and help me out. What is your favorite summer song? Or if you have several, feel free to list them. They don’t have to be about summer, they can just remind you of summer. I’m hoping you’ll help me come up with a lot of new songs to download onto my “summer” playlist.
To help motivate you, I am offerring a prize! I wish I could give you a Zune like Pioneer Woman. Or fame, like Dooce. But folks – I am a newbie blogger. I have no sponsors and I can’t give you any such shit. I can, however, offer a $25 iTunes gift card to the winner.
Here are the rules of my oh-so-simple contest. All you have to do is leave a comment listing at least one suggested song for my summer playlist. Remember, the song does not have to have lyrics actually referring to summer. It can just be a great song to listen to during the summer. You may enter more than once if you want and/or you may list multiple songs under one comment. The contest is open until 7 p.m. Pacific Time this Wednesday, July 16th. I will put names on slips of paper and have Briefcase randomly pick one out of a hat. The winner will receive an iTunes gift card worth $25. (Even if you don’t use iTunes yourself you can give it as a gift!) If you want to leave song suggestions, but don’t want to be in the contest you can let me know that when you leave your comment. I will announce the winner on either Friday, July 18th or Monday, July 21st depending on the insanity of my week.