How hard is it when deciding what songs to put on the mp3 player that your taking travelling!
Its important to have those songs that you love and have known for years and have got you through a lot...
Then you need the newer stuff that has had an impact on you in the past few years...
and then you need some new stuff that has the potential to be great, and after travelling will remind you of being away.
A mixture of youth and experience, bit like chosing a world cup winning squad. you need the veterans to get you through the hard times as they've been there and done it. And flashes of brilliance from the youngsters, creating new memories and making moments better.
i totally agree with you. it may look very simple process but there's so many things you need to consider in choosing songs in your playlist as perfectly said by you. it's down right complicated. 2 songs that will always be in my playlist are 'angel of gabriel' by lamb and 'fields of gold' by sting.
It'd be very hard if space on the mp3 player was limited, but with 20 gb's on the ol' ipod, that hasn't been an issue yet. It's harder to find what I feel like sometimes amongst the 2000 or so songs that are on there !!! That's what happens when others set it up for you
My only problem was not having enough time to convert stuff before i left, so i barely managed to get a fifth of my CDs done, if that. I left with about 3000 songs, and have doubled that now (i love collecting local music etc on the way which i have been, plus in Russia you can buy dirt cheap CD's/MP3 CD's so i stocked up a bit), and still have a good 18GB left for more. If your going to buy an MP3, get a Big one. Lots of space for variety and adding stuff, and if its a HDD one like mine, you can back all your photos etc on to it as well.
I had the same dilemma on my last trip. I finally figured out how to use the d@#mn thing a month or two before I left. Unfortunately my flash drive isn't that large. It ended up working out though. Instead of buying one large card (my mp3 doesn't do playlists), I just bought several smaller cards. Then I grouped different music 'moods' onto each card. That way if I wanted older stuff, I just popped that card in, and the same for newer music or grooves to chill out to. Since the cards are small, and I just put them with my xD cards for my camera---practically nil space taken.