They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

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My Happy Place

At some point I should post my entire Happy Songs playlist from Amazon. Not all truly happy, happy songs, but they make me smile. I started this when I got home from the hospital a year ago and decided to put some things on my Kindle Fire HD.

Right now there are 44 songs -- over three hours. And I've three hours between classes, so sometimes I use it to time my office hours. Sometimes I put it on random.

Of course I didn't have to fork money over to get all these MP3s. The first songs came from some credits I got with the Kindle and a few of the paid programs -- what the kids these days call apps. And then one day I discovered I didn't have a dozen songs, but hundreds. Amazon linked up MP3s of many of the albums I'd bought over the years. Sure, Amazon may yet be an evil force in the world, but they do make life easy. (sad-evil-grin)

Tonight I decided to add the two great Miami Vice anthems from Phil Collins and Glen Frey. I'd already made a note to add The Pet Shop Boys / West End Girls, and while that was playing, 43rd on the playlist, I knew instantly what #44 had to be. One Night in Bangkok from the amazing Chess.

Alright, enough nickel and diming for a while!

I've actually seen Chess staged. They did it at the Frauenhall Theatre in Muskegon. I contacted a friend who was obsessed with Chess and they came down for the spectacular show. One Night in Bangkok was banned in Thailand, but it is a clever and quick song. And by Jove, it pairs sweetly with West End Girls.

And that's all you need to know about the magic of playlists.

Before the Kindle, I was an album man...

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