2009’s 365Songs - 1-73

When I look back at the first set of songs I assembled for my 365Songs playlist, a couple of things strike me.

First: the really early going was dominated by the songs I was playing all of the time in the aftermath of my annual post-Christmas iTunes buying binge. You’ve got a bunch of the songs that made their way onto my 25 most played of 2009—Mountain Goats, Au Revoir Simone, Flobots—and you’ve also got tracks from the soundtrack to Zack and Miri Make a Porno (that would explain the random appearance of Marcy Playground).

Second: Toward the end of this first set, you get your first “block party weekend” play with a threepeat of Nine Inch Nails. I’d thought, in hindsight, that I hadn’t started doing that until later in the year. But apparently this was something I was doing from the beginning.

Third, and Last: It’s got real flow. It seemed to me, when I initially heard Jon’s idea for the 365Songs challenge, that it might be hard to construct a mix that flowed. But it doesn’t seem to have been as hard as I’d imagined it would be.