Sanders sent me this playlist when it was about 65 songs long, I think, and since then it has grown to 76 songs, with the following note:
“There are roughly nine million things I want to say about this, starting with ‘It’s not finished!’ and ‘Curating a mix on YouTube sucks; give me a double cassette deck and a stack of tapes any day.’ The rest of the commentary will keep, I’m sure, just like I’m sure the the vid list will keep growing. The initial plan was something wholly different, involving putting music on a USB drive and having nicely designed handwritten liner notes to match and mailing the whole thing to you with cookies and toys for the cats. Then I thought about how to share it with the rest of the DGC community, and realized that plan wasn’t going to work. Then I learned my way around YouTube, learned to hate YouTube, made my peace with YouTube, and realized the number of songs was approaching triple digits on the list I was keeping….”
“So, I’m sending the link now with the caveat it’s a project in motion. Some of the songs sound like Daron and Ziggy having their non-conversations, some of them are Daron/Jonathan, some of them are for Sara, and some of them are performers that either make me think of Ziggy (Pink is a great one for that with her cover of “Welcome to the Jungle”) and others are what I think Moondog3 might sound like. Then there’s the batch of songs where the lyrics are just too perfect with various points of the story, but the songs are too modern to have recced for inclusion.
“I’ll be adding more things, and maybe figuring out space online to post notes about why each song got picked, but I wanted to share it now while people are creating art for the story.
“It’s probably best listened to with shuffle on, and the video quality isn’t great on some of them, as is the problem with YouTube. You also probably don’t want minors in the room when “Sin” by NIN comes around. Calling it NSFW is possibly an understatement.”
(Learn more about fanworks for Daron’s Guitar Chronicles here: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/fanworks)