NickC wrote:The point I was trying to make is that some people become universal soldiers. Obviously everyone wants to win, but how you go about it is different for each of us. I have never thought to myself while compiling my list 'How can I get the Prog lot on board?..how can I get the Christian metal guys'?...etc.
How many of these 'everything including the sink' lists are genuine? By that I mean do these list compilers really have these tracks in their collections, do they spend their time listening to this stuff? Or is it just trying to please everyone else?
In the mix club you only compile what you have. The mix club is to help broaden someone elses horizon by turning the recipient onto other things. Granted, we may think to ourselves while compiling this mix 'Jumper k is into punk, phsycobilly'...so sending him German proggers Birth Control might be pushing the boundaries a bit. Therefore we hover around a safe choice, but at the same time offering something new.
The cup seems to be a bit like the GB Olympic team at the moment. We've pinched all these foreign athletes and asked them to play for us, thus diluting the true Brit team. In the cup, you can go on Youtube, steal as many varieties of music as you want, get them to play for you..even though its not really your true home team.
I'l still play next year, but my team will still all be home grown.
What I do, and what I think most people do, to some degree, is pick stuff I love that I think other people might, or should, also love but either they aren't familiar with it or it's a cleverly non-obvious choice.
I don't think people assemble lists by pandering to other people's taste (i.e. thinking "Jumper K's into psychobilly. I'll put on this psychobilly song so he'll vote for my list").