Hello darlings… after a long three day weekend, I came in to work today and was bombarded by a pile of work so tall it threatens to fall on me, crushing your favourite dilettante, and me without my “Help, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up” thingamabobber.
And so I cannot offer you anything witty or profound, merely something that I think you might find a fun diversion, both to comment on here, and a game to play with your musically inclined friends, or just fellow audiophiles.
The Countess and I played it in the car this weekend, and we found it a lot of fun.
Basically, it’s about creating tiny little playlists. Back in the dark ages before mp3s, CDs, and the dreaded cassette, bands would release singles on something called a 45 (so called because it had to spin faster than an LP, at 45 revolutions per minute vs 33-1/3rpm)
But anyway, that’s just a tiny little history lesson. The important part is, the actual single would go on the A side, and then on the B-side, the band would usually put a song that wasn’t going on the album.
Penny and I came up with the idea of creating dream A-side/B-side combinations, with all the rules out the window when it came to matching the artist.
So I’d pick a song, any song, and then Penny would pick a song — by anyone, from any era — that complimented it well as a B-side.
If you like this game, I may just have to do some more at some point. In the meantime here’s a few combinations Penny & I came up with.