We’re heading out to London in a week and a half, and my mind is on two things:
1) I need to prep my In My Blue World and Bridgetown Trilogy freebie cards for when we head to Worldcon immediately upon return, and
2) What should I put on my mp3 players?
Yes, while most other sane people in this world prepare for a vacation with more mundane concerns such as what to pack, what they’d like to see and do once at their destination, and so on, my addled brain almost always goes to ‘I need to bring stuff to listen to.’ [Mind you, I do think of what to pack, just that I usually take care of that in the space of an hour a day or so before we go — I always remember the things I must bring like my passport and any show tickets, and anything I end up forgetting probably wasn’t needed to begin with.]
For these long flights, I usually fill up both mp3 players. The Zen player is for recent releases and compilations, so that’s easy to update. The SanDisk one, on the other hand, can be tricky. That one is my writing mp3 player. I’ve also gotten into a habit of putting (almost) complete discographies on that one, as I can get through three or four albums in the process. I already have The Beatles on there (both the mono and stereo box sets from 2009, plus a few compilations), and ELO as well (primarily due to work on In My Blue World), but I still have lots of space left.
So…what band’s discography should I put on there? Should I go old school and put on Cocteau Twins or The Smiths? Should I do something new and put on Pinkshinyultrablast or GoGoPenguin? I’ll have to think about this some.
Any suggestions, of course, are quite welcome!