Playlists are, to me, an essential part of what I do with the show (you might say that it is the closest thing to a diary that I've ever done). For starters, I want to have an idea of what I've been doing on the show, in an effort to avoid unnecessary repetition. I also use the current playlist to remind myself of what I've done in a particular set. Also, in order to optimize the learning experiences, many of the playlists include links to a variety of web sites associated with that particular artist or composer. Many of the sites for active artists are their "official" sites, sites sponsored by themselves or by their recording companies. Other sites are unofficial but provide detailed, comprehensive information about that artist. Most of my research I do through Yahoo, my personal search engine of choice, although over the years I have done enough repeated searches of particular artists and composers that I have become somewhat familiar with many of the pages that I end up listing. I have also grown rather fond over the years for the information found in Wikipedia. Yes, Wikipedia is not quite the Encyclopedia Britanica, but I have found their information to be quite informative and reliable when it comes to certain points of historical information, such as music and music history. This is especially true when it comes to classical and jazz composers where the biographies have become somewhat static. Of course, as with all good research, I do not limit myself to one research source, and I encourage you to do the same.
I update my playlists live in the studio, and I do my best to post the song as I am playing it, with the idea that the playlist should be a live representation of what I am playing. With that said, there are times where I do fall behind because of various complications, the least of which might be that I've been dancing around the studio (I do my best to be focused). So you are encouraged to come here and check the current playlist to see what I'm playing at the moment. I also try to use my playlists as a means for providing more background information and chatter on the songs that I am playing, so that I can feature more music and less talk on the show. Technology is a wonderful thing, don't you think?
Older playlists can be found in my Playlist Archive. 2005 through 2009 are essentially complete, and you can find some older stuff in there as well.
Again, if you want to see stuff I've played in the past, check out my Playlist Archive
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Last Update: February 7, 2011