Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Play the 'Secret CD' game -- if you dare

My MUSIC-LOVING DAUGHTERS play a funny game en route to school.
They grab a labelless mix CD and play it in the car, guessing the songs and registering some of the surprise that comes when a rather random tune appears.
I helped this week, crafting a "SECRET CD" to aid in their fun.
Don't tell them, but here are the tracks on the labelless CD I presented to them:
1. .38 Special -- "Like No Other Night."
2. Eagles -- "Already Gone."
3. Loverboy -- "Working for the Weekend."
4. Judas Priest -- "Living After Midnight."
5. Bob Seger -- "Still the Same."
6. Glass Tiger -- "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)."
7. Smashing Pumpkins -- "Disarm."
8. Rod Stewart -- "Maggie May."
9. April Wine -- "Just Between You and Me."
10. The Rolling Stones -- "She Smiled Sweetly."
11. Steve Earle -- "My Old Friend the Blues."
12. Take That -- "Back for Good."
I know it doesn't seem to flow very well -- apart from shifting the tempo from fast at the beginning and slow at the end. I figured I would craft a mix CD with more than a hint of CLASSIC ROCK but with a few outliers to maintain the randomness that is part of the fun of their game.
There's also a little French for KERSTIN (thanks, April Wine), as well as some orchestration for violin-playing ANNIKA (thanks, Smashing Pumpkins and The Rolling Stones).
You should try this game at home -- ask someone to make a labelless mix CD that collects good songs, but presented with enough randomness to keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next tune -- and guessing.


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