11-15-2006, 11:49 AM
GimmeSnow Wrote:I don't have a list right now, but I wanted to point out a little tip that the rest of you may find very useful... I use my iPod's star-rating system to designate snowboarding tunes. As in, I'll just listen to the entire library on shuffle, and then assign ratings based on what that song would be perfect for...
5 stars = snowboarding (very active, fast-based, up-beat songs)
4 stars = driving, particularly in rain and/or traffic, which usually bums me out (somewhat upbeat, but more happy than angry)
3 stars = hanging out at home, awake and active (basically just awesome songs - I listen to these while boarding sometimes too, if the hill is busy and I need to calm down )
2 stars = background while sleeping, relaxing, or whatever (lighter, fluffier stuff, often girly)
1 star = WTF is this crap? I need to delete this later (either really bad tracks from a CD which I only bought for 2 songs and then ripped the whole disc anyway, or tracks I ripped from an old scratched disc and now the MP3 is totally f'd up)
Whenever I'm driving around in general (ie: not in traffic or rain), I leave the list on full shuffle, or sometimes specifically request songs with no rating just so I can build up the other lists. I do the same at the office. Then, on the mountain, I just fire up the smart playlist which only queues 5-star songs, and I'm good to go.
I think the Zune lets you do the same thing with star ratings. So, yeah, might prove useful.
Interesting. I just have 3 different playlists, one for snowboarding/working out, one for driving, and one for chilling while I'm just hanging out or doing homework.